College Physics I Syllabus for 2021-2022
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PHYS-1401-002 College Physics I


Prerequisite: Math 1316

Course Description

Fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of classical mechanics and thermodynamics, including harmonic motion, mechanical waves and sound, physical systems, Newton's Laws of Motion, and gravitation and other fundamental forces; with emphasis on problem solving. Laboratory activities will reinforce lecture content.

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(4 sem hrs; 3 lec, 4 lab)

Class Type

Dual Credit Course

Syllabus Information



College Physics, 1st Ed.  ,by Etkina, Gentile, and Van Heuvelen  eText and Mastering Physics access provided by Amarillo ISD paper copy of texdtbook available on request.

College Physics: Algebra & Trig, 3rd Ed, by Hecht   availabe in the classroom



Supplies:   2 notebooks one for lab and one for notes, one flash drive to save lab reports, scientific calculator.

Student Performance

After completing this course, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following topics:

  1.  Explain and apply the concepts of foce and motion
  2.  Explain and utilize concepts of velocity, acceleration and constant motion
  3. Explain and apply concepts of the motion in one and two dimensions
  4. Explain and apply the concepts of trigonometry , coordinates and vectors
  5. Know and utilize the pricniples of free falling bodies
  6. Explain and apply the concepts of the laws of motion
  7. Explain and apply the concepts of kinematics friction
  8. Explain the principe of tensionl forces
  9. Explain the basic concepts of work, energy, and work energy theorem
  10. Explain the basic principlesof momentum, and collsions
  11. Have an understanding of rotational motion , torque, and center of mass
  12. Be familiar with angular momentum, & rotation kinetic energy
  13. Be able to apply concepts of pressure, density, fluid motion, and capillary action




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Expected Student Behavior

Students are expected to behavior in the classroom in a manner that is supportive of the learning environment.

Any student caught cheating a test will receive a grade of zero with no chance of the final replacing the grade.

For not distracting the attention of the instructor and other students, your cell phone or pager should be turned off during class time. 

Grading Criteria

Required Evaluation Activities:

 This one-semester college course will be taught over the entire high school year. At the high school there are two semesters so the fianl course grade will be an average of the 6-6weeks grades (75%) and 2 semester Exams (25%).

Six weeks grades- 75% of the final grade           

Semester Exams- 25% of the final grade




Grading Criteria/Grading Scale:

The following criteria will be used to determine your grade:

A:90 or above, B: 89-80, C: 79-70, D: 69-60, F: 59 or below. 


 Since this is a dual credit course at a high school, attendance is required per the Texas Education Code.  Work missed due to absence is to be made up in a timely manner. You are allowed one day per dya of school missed for a non-realted absence, Please contact your instructor as soon as possible if you have questions or need an extension.




1   Forces
2   Motion
3   Newton's law's
4   Enegy & Power
5   Momentum
 6   Rotational motion
7   Fluids and solids
8   Pressure,Archimedes principle

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Syllabus Created on:

01/15/19 9:50 AM

Last Edited on:

01/19/22 1:58 PM