College Physics I
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About this course

Welcome to College Physics class!

Physics is a branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy, and its main goal is to understand how the universe behaves. Physics teaches you the way of thinking, like model thinking, how to set up a model, like statistical thinking, reverse thinking, graphical thinking, and many more. Physics puts your math to use, like the calculus, vector operations, when you use them, you will see the corresponding physics behind. For example, if the force vector and displacement vector are perpendicular to each other, i.e., the dot product is zero, that means no work.

College Physics is a one-year course, established mainly for the non-physics major Engineering undergraduates from all over the world. It consists of four parts: College Physics I (Mechanics), College Physics II (Periodic motion and Thermal physics), College Physics III (Electromagnetism), and College Physics IV (Optics and Modern physics). There are 152 hours of lecture and 9.5 credit hours.

College Physics I: Mechanics is the first part of College Physics that covers the basic concepts of measurement, kinematics, dynamics, momentum, work and energy, rotation, dynamics of rotation, and fluid mechanics.

Teaching Methods:

This online course provides situational approaches. For example, the electronic whiteboard was used as a supplement to follow the same rhythm as contact lectures, and I also demonstrate the phenomena while delivering the topics. You can also watch the demonstration experiments individually in video recordings.

Join the Online Interactive Classroom (Every Saturday 7:00-8:00 pm)

Particularly for those who can't take class in real classroom, we have created a small online interactive classroom over Tencent Meeting (see announcement). We adopt more teaching methods, like face to face interaction, group discussion, and focus on the key points and difficulties of each chapter.

 Physics is fantastic! The goal of this course is to pass on the physicists' idea of understanding nature to the students at the deepest level and in the simplest way.

Are you ready? Join us!

Objectives

This course was established mainly for the non-physics major Engineering international undergraduates grounding physical foundation. The overall goal of this course is to convey the excitement of the physicist's quest to understand nature at its deepest level, and at the same time to provide the knowledge and tools that you will need to continue your studies in science or engineering.

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to develop the physical thinking characteristic, such as model thinking, graphical thinking, analogy thinking, equivalent thinking, critical thinking, reverse thinking, isolation thinking, conservation thinking, limit thinking, statistical thinking, hypothetical thinking and many more; to thoroughly understand the basic concepts of physics and the methods scientists use to explore the natural phenomena; to solve problems with relevant mathematical models and formulae.

Learning this course well is not only very important for students' study in school, but also has a profound impact on students' work and progress after graduation, learning new theories and technologies, and constantly updating knowledge, so that students can play their full potential in the future job and market competition.

Syllabus
Prerequisites

Calculus;

Mathematical knowledge: Trigonometry, vector, complex number, etc.

References

[1] Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman, University physics with modern physics [13 ed.], Addison Wesley, 2012


[2] Robert Resnick, David Halliday and Kenneth S. Krane, Physics, [5 ed.], John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002