Course Descriptions

Principles of Physics I and LAB – PHYS 2211K


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.

If you plan to order a kit after August 31, 2018 call AquaPhoenix Customer Service Number: 1-866-632-1291

There are two ways to acquire the necessary materials for the labs:

  1. Gather your own materials – approximately $30.00
  2. Physics Kit - $29.85
  • The cost for option one approximates the cost to gather all lab material needed for PHYS I (See lab material list).
  • This price includes shipping and handling for ground shipping in the state of Georgia. Other shipping and handling options may add to the total cost.

Name Office Phone Email
Sanjeev Arora Fort Valley State University
Amy Battles Georgia Gwinnett College
Michael Braswell Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Yelena White EGC
Christopher Wozny Dalton State College

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.


Course Equivalency

This course requires specific lab materials. You can obtain these materials on your own or use the link below to purchase a kit that contains either all or some of the materials. See the options listed above for the specific components of each kit.

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


Username (case sensitive) : ecore

Password (case sensitive) : !studentkits123

  • Once you have logged in, select "Place Order" (left menu)
  • For PHYS Kit (contains most items needed), search  EC-5301-KIT
  • To see all kits, select "Student Kits" (left menu)
  • Enter "1" in the "Quantity" text box and click "Add"
  • The kit will appear in your "Shopping Cart" on the left
  • Select "Review Order" (below left menu) and input your billing and shipping information

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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