PHYS111 Introductory Physics I with Laboratory

PHYS111 Introductory Physics I with Laboratory

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Office Hours 

Monday 9:00 to 11:00 am in SCI 107C and online.

Thursday and Friday from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in SCI 107C and online.

Other times by appointment.

Online tutoring Monday from 10:30 to 11:00 am and Friday from 2:30 to 3:00 pm unless noted.

Official Course Description

Topics in physics including kinematics and dynamics. Analyzing physical systems using algebra and trigonometry.


Eligible for MATH 172 or completion of PHYS 110 or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 110.

About this course

While this is an online course, you won’t just be reading and taking quizzes. You’ll also be doing online simulations, learning problem solving skills, and working on labs. I encourage you to be an active participant in this course. Hopefully, you’ll be able to participate in the online tutoring Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am and Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 pm (unless noted) where the instructor will go over problem solving and key concepts. 

Learning Objectives

  1. To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts in mechanics such as displacement, velocity, acceleration, Newton’s Laws of motion, force applications, and circular motion (chapters 1-6).
  2. To demonstrate an ability to effectively apply this knowledge in solving problems.
  3. To demonstrate enhanced quantitative reasoning skills and mathematical analysis skills.
  4. Demonstrate through written communication proficiency and prudence in the use of the scientific method including designing labs, making hypotheses, and making inferences.

Required Resource Materials

  1. College Physics by Urone and Hinrichs. This is an open source text available at You may read this book online, download a free version, get an ebook, or buy a low-cost printed copy. You should download the low-res pdf version of the book so you have it available in the event of an internet outage.
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