Physics I - 107 Academic Year [English Medium Course]

本課程是由 國立陽明交通大學電子物理系提供。

Course description: Study of mechanics, waves and thermodynamics with a focus on conceptual understanding and problem solving skills.

Course objective: Conceptual understanding of fundamental physics, improved problem solving skills, and improved ability to communicate your understanding.

課程主要涵蓋力學,波,以及熱力學,著重觀念的理解及解題的能力。目標是希望提供基礎物理觀念的完全理解,增進解決問題能力,增進闡述物理觀念能力。

Textbook:Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics by Serway and Jewett, 10th Edition, Cengage learning.
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Instructor(s) Electrophysics Prof. Chien-Te Wu and Prof. Jan Tobochnik
Course Credits 4 Credits
Academic Year 107 Academic Year
Level Freshman
Prior Knowledge Elementary Calculus
Related Resources Course Video   Course Syllabus 

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Course IntroductionWatch OnlineMP4 Download
Chapter 1: Be able to use dimensional analysis to make order of magnitude estimates.Watch OnlineMP4 Download
Chapter 2: Be able to describe the relation between position, velocity and acceleration using words, motion diagrams, graphs, and mathematical formulae.Watch OnlineMP4 Download
Chapter 2: Problem solving using the constant acceleration model in one dimension.Watch OnlineMP4 Download
Chapter 3: Be able to translate between magnitude and direction of vectors and vector components. Be able to add and subtract vectors graphically as well as using components.Watch OnlineMP4 Download
Chapter 4: Problem solving using the constant acceleration model of projectile motion.Watch OnlineMP4 Download
Chapter 5: Be able to describe in words, free body diagrams, and mathematical formula the forces acting on an object using the point particle model.Be able to explain Newton’s second and third laws.Watch OnlineMP4 Download
Chapter 5: Problem solving using Newton’s second and third laws.
Chapter 6: Problem solving using Newton’s second law applied to circular motion.
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Chapter 6: Be able to derive equations of motion for systems with resistive forces.
Chapter 7: Problem solving using the relation between work and kinetic energy.
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Chapter 7: Be able to describe in words, energy diagrams, and mathematical formulae the concepts of potential energy and the conservation of energy.
Chapter 8: Problem solving using conservation of energy.
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Chapter 9: Be able to describe in words, diagrams, and mathematical formulae the concepts of impulse and momentum.Watch OnlineMP4 Download
Chapter 9: Problem solving using conservation of momentum.Watch OnlineMP4 Download
Chapter 10: Problem solving using rotational kinematics of rigid objects. Be able to describe in words and mathematical formulae the concepts of moment of inertia, torque and rotational kinetic energy. Watch OnlineMP4 Download
Chapter 10: Problem solving using Newton’s second law for rotation as well as using energy considerations.
Chapter 11: Be able to describe in words and mathematical formulae the vector product and the concept of angular momentum.
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Chapter 11: Problem solving using conservation of angular momentum.
Chapter 12: Problem solving for static equilibrium including the concept of center of gravity. (1/2)
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Chapter 12 (2/2)Watch OnlineMP4 Download
Chapter 13: Be able to describe in words Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation, gravitational field, and gravitational potential energy.Watch OnlineMP4 Download
Chapter 13: Problem solving including Kepler’s laws and escape velocity.
Chapter 14: Be able to describe in words, figures, and mathematical formulae the concepts of pressure and buoyant force.Problem solving including the use of Archimedes Principle, and Bernoulli’s equation.
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Chapter 15: Be able to determine the amplitude, frequency, phase, kinetic energy and potential energy of simple harmonic motion in different physical situations.Watch OnlineMP4 Download
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Chapter 15 (3/3)
Chapter 16: Be able to translate back and forth between the mathematical formulation of traveling waves to snapshots of wave motion and the time variation of wave motion at a specific location.
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Chapter 16: Be able to determine the wave speed, frequency, and wavelength of a traveling wave.Watch OnlineMP4 Download
Chapter 17: Be able to describe in words, graphs and mathematical formulae standing waves under different circumstances.Watch OnlineMP4 Download
Thermal Physics (1/6)Watch OnlineMP4 Download
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課程目標

Course description: Study of mechanics, waves and thermodynamics with a focus on conceptual understanding and problem solving skills.

Course objective: Conceptual understanding of fundamental physics, improved  problem solving skills, and improved ability to communicate your understanding.

概述:主要涵蓋力學,波,以及熱力學,著重觀念的理解及解題的能力。
目標:基礎物理觀念的完全理解,增進解決問題能力,增進闡述物理觀念能力。

Primary Learning Objectives(主要學習目標): During each class we will work on one or two of the following learning objectives. There will be an equal focus on conceptual understanding and developing problem solving skills. We will also spend much time translating between what we observe in nature and the words, pictures, graphs, and mathematics we use to model nature.

課程章節

章節 章節內容
Mechanics 
Description of Motion: Kinematics(1) Chapter 1: Be able to use dimensional analysis to make order of magnitude estimates.
(2) Chapter 2: Be able to describe the relation between position, velocity and acceleration using words, motion diagrams, graphs, and mathematical formulae.
(3) Chapter 2: Problem solving using the constant acceleration model in one dimension.
(4) Chapter 3: Be able to translate between magnitude and direction of vectors and vector components. Be able to add and subtract vectors graphically as well as using components.
(5) Chapter 4: Problem solving using the constant acceleration model of projectile motion.
Physics of Motion: Dynamics 6) Chapter 5: Be able to describe in words, free body diagrams, and mathematical formula the forces acting on an object using the point particle model.
(7) Chapter 5: Be able to explain Newton’s second and third laws.
(8) Chapter 5: Problem solving using Newton’s second and third laws.
(9) Chapter 6: Problem solving using Newton’s second law applied to circular motion.
(10) Chapter 6: Be able to derive equations of motion for systems with resistive forces.
Conservation Laws:(11) Chapter 7: Problem solving using the relation between work and kinetic energy.
(12) Chapter 7: Be able to describe in words, energy diagrams, and mathematical formulae the concepts of potential energy and the conservation of energy.
(13) Chapter 8: Problem solving using conservation of energy.
(14) Chapter 9: Be able to describe in words, diagrams, and mathematical formulae the concepts of impulse and momentum.
(15) Chapter 9: Problem solving using conservation of momentum.
Rotational Motion:(16) Chapter 10: Problem solving using rotational kinematics of rigid objects.
(17) Chapter 10: Be able to describe in words and mathematical formulae the concepts of moment of inertia, torque and rotational kinetic energy.
(18) Chapter 10: Problem solving using Newton’s second law for rotation as well as using energy considerations.
(19) Chapter 11: Be able to describe in words and mathematical formulae the vector product and the concept of angular momentum.
(20) Chapter 11: Problem solving using conservation of angular momentum.
(21) Chapter 12: Problem solving for static equilibrium including the concept of center of gravity.
Universal Gravitation:(22) Chapter 13: Be able to describe in words Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation, gravitational field, and gravitational potential energy.
(23) Chapter 13: Problem solving including Kepler’s laws and escape velocity.
Fluid Mechanics:(24) Chapter 14: Be able to describe in words, figures, and mathematical formulae the concepts of pressure and buoyant force.
(25) Chapter 14: Problem solving including the use of Archimedes Principle, and Bernoulli’s equation.
Oscillations and Waves:(26) Chapter 15: Be able to determine the amplitude, frequency, phase, kinetic energy and potential energy of simple harmonic motion in different physical situations.
(27) Chapter 16: Be able to translate back and forth between the mathematical formulation of traveling waves to snapshots of wave motion and the time variation of wave motion at a specific location.
(28) Chapter 16: Be able to determine the wave speed, frequency, and wavelength of a traveling wave.
(29) Chapter 17: Be able to describe in words, graphs and mathematical formulae standing waves under different circumstances.
Thermodynamics:(30) Chapter 18: Be able to explain the role of temperature in reaching thermodynamic equilibrium.
(31) Chapter 19: Problem solving during thermodynamic processes involving heating/cooling and doing work.
(32) Chapter 19: Be able to describe the relationships between internal energy, specific heat, and latent heat.
(33) Chapter 20: Problem solving using the pressure and energy equations of state of the ideal gas model.
(34) Chapter 21: Be able to describe the need for the concept of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics.


課程書目

Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics by Serway and Jewett, 10th Edition, Cengage learning.


評分標準

項目百分比
Quizes15%
Homework15%
Midterm I20%
Midterm II20%
Final30%


We will have daily quizzes. The quiz will be handed out at the beginning of class, and will be based on the previous class. To prepare for the quiz read the notes and do the exercises for the previous class carefully. Also, it will be useful to work on the homework problems related to the previous class. In addition, we will have weekly discussion sections, during which you will work in groups on group problems.

Quizzes will be graded mastery (M) or striving (S). There is no partial credit. Students receiving an S grade must redo the quiz on their own time and then meet with a professor to go over the problem to make sure they understand the concepts. Students may meet with the professor with another student if they wish. Students may not meet with the same professor twice in a row, and they must come to an office hour within one week of receiving their graded quiz.

Students will be allowed to obtain mastery through these meetings for up to 4 quizzes.