Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
Physics 111
40 hours (18 weeks)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 General Physics I


Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to analyze and apply practical applications of Physics, including Newton's laws of motion, force mechanics, linear momentum, mechanical waves, and oscillations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the scientific method and apply it to experiments
  • IIlustrate the basic concepts of motion, force, and friction, including Newton's Laws of Motion
  • Distinguish between speed, velocity, and acceleration, and solve problems involving the three concepts
  • Solve problems involving vectors, motion, slope, and linear momentum
  • Summarize Newton's Law of Gravitation and how it affects motion and centripetal forces
  • Differentiate between linear and rotational motion
  • Articulate the properties and relationship of energy, work, and power
  • Explain the properties of mechanical waves, including resonance, reflection, diffraction, and the differences between transverse and longitudinal waves
  • Paraphrase Pascal's, Archimedes', and Bernoulli's principles
  • Discuss the principles of simple harmonic motion

General Topics:

  • Math Basics for Physics
  • The Scientific Model
  • Using Vectors in Physics
  • Displacement, Velocity & Acceleration
  • Understanding Kinematics in Physics
  • Basics of Newton's Laws of Motion
  • Newton's Law of Gravitation
  • Understanding Work, Energy & Power
  • Linear Momentum
  • Overview of Rotational Motion
  • Overview of Oscillations in Physics
  • Overview of Waves in Physics
  • Overview of Sound in Physics
  • Overview of Light in Physics
  • Overview of Fluids in Physics
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials