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Principles of Physics I and LAB – PHYS 2211K

Description

Principles of Physics I and Laboratory is a 4 semester credit hour introductory course which will include material from mechanics, thermodynamics and waves. Elementary differential calculus will be used.

Students enrolling in eCore lab science courses are advised to consult with transferring institution to determine transferability of course credits.

Important Lab Information

This course has a laboratory component that requires specific materials. More information can be found below, but you are encouraged to obtain the materials as soon as possible.

To acquire the necessary materials for the labs:

  1. Gather your own materials – approximately $30.00
  • Price does not include sales tax, shipping and handling.

Name Office Phone Email
Badr Abdalla South Georgia State College
badr.abdalla@sgsc.edu
Sanjeev Arora Fort Valley State University
478-825-6981Aroras@fvsu.edu
Amy Battles Georgia Gwinnett College
678-682-5508abattles1@ggc.edu
Samantha Blair Dalton State University
sblair1@daltonstate.edu
Michael Braswell Atlanta Metropolitan State College
mbraswell@atlm.edu
Kwaichow Chan University of North Georgia
Kwaichow.Chan@ung.edu
Yelena White EGC
ywhite@ega.edu
Christopher Wozny Dalton State College
912-550-6577cwozny@daltonstate.edu
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Credit Hours


Prerequisites

  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

This course requires specific lab materials. You can obtain these materials on your own. Be sure to check the lab material list for all necessary materials

Students will not be allowed to stay in the course without lab materials unless a different arrangement has been made with the instructor.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the laws and concepts associated with physics by solving word problems.
  • Perform simple laboratories and reach appropriate conclusions.
  • Write clear, concise laboratory reports.
  • Represent data graphically by hand and computer.
  • Unit 1: Measurement and Vectors
    • Lesson 1 - Measurement
    • Lesson 2 - Vectors
  • Unit 2: Kinematics
    • Lesson 3 - One-dimensional Motion
    • Lesson 4 - Two-dimensional Motion
  • Unit 3: Dynamics
    • Lesson 5 - Newton's Laws of Motion
    • Lesson 6 - Applications of Newton's Laws
  • Unit 4: Vibrations and Waves
    • Lesson 7 - Vibrational Motion
    • Lesson 8 - Wave Motion
  • Unit 5: Conservation Laws
    • Lesson 9 - Work and Energy
    • Lesson 10 - Impulse and Momentum
  • Unit 6: Rotational Motion
    • Lesson 11 - Static Equilibrium
    • Lesson 12 - Rotational Motion
  • Unit 7: Thermodynamics
    • Lesson 13 - The First Law
    • Lesson 14 - The Second Law

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Participation/Discussions - 10%
  • Homework - 25%
  • Labs - 20%
  • Quizzes - 20%
  • * Midterm Exam - 10%
  • * Final Exam - 15%

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