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Fundamentals of Physics

Course Summary

This course is based on PHYS 20 Fundamentals of Physics (Fall, 2006) made available by Yale University: Open Yale under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.
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.

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.
2. 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]

2. Midterm Exam and Solutions [PDF]

3. Sample Final Examination [PDF]

4. Sample Final Examination Solutions [PDF]

5. Final Exam [PDF]
(Solutions to final exam are not available)

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