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Principles of Physics I and LAB – PHYS 1211K

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 you to purchase a lab kit and gather a list of household materials. More information can be found below, but you are encouraged to purchase the kit and begin gathering the additional materials as soon as possible.

Lab Kit Cost - $30.00


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Credit Hours


Prerequisites

Textbook


Course Equivalency

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.

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

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