Lectures (Video)

- 1. Introduction and Newtonian Mechanics
- 2. Vectors in Multiple Dimensions
- 3. Newton's Laws of Motion
- 4. Inclined Planes
- 5. Work-Energy Theorem and Law of Conservation of Energy
- 6. Law of Conservation of Energy in Higher Dimensions
- 7. Kepler's Laws
- 8. Dynamics of Multiple-Body System and Law of Conservation of Momentum
- 9. Rotations, Part I: Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
- 10. Rotations, Part II: Parallel Axis Theorem
- 11. Torque
- 12. Introduction to Relativity
- 13. Lorentz Transformation
- 14. Introduction to the Four-Vector
- 15. Four-Vector in Relativity
- 16. Taylor Series and Other Mathematical Concepts
- 17. Simple Harmonic Motion
- 18. Introduction to Waves
- 19. Waves
- 20. Fluid Dynamics, Statics and Bernoulli's Equation
- 21. Thermodynamics
- 22. Boltzmann Constant and First Law of Thermodynamics
- 23. Second Law of Thermodynamics and Carnot's Engine
- 24. Entropy

## Fundamentals of Physics

### Course Summary

This course is based on

This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and quantitative reasoning. This course covers Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, and waves.
*PHYS 20 Fundamentals of Physics (Fall, 2006)*made available by*Yale University: Open Yale*under the*Creative Commons BY-NC-SA*license.### Reading Material

1.**Textbook: Physics with Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers**

Wolfson, Richard and Jay Pasachoff. 1998.

*Physics with Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 3d ed.*Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Publishing Company.

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**Basic Training in Mathematics: A Fitness Program for Science Students**

Shankar, Ramamurti,

*Basic Training in Mathematics: A Fitness Program for Science Students, 2003,*New York: Springer Publishing Company.

### Course Material

1.**Midterm Exam [PDF]**

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**Midterm Exam and Solutions [PDF]**

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**Sample Final Examination [PDF]**

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**Sample Final Examination Solutions [PDF]**

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**Final Exam [PDF]**

*(Solutions to final exam are not available)*

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