Fundamentals of Physics
Course SummaryThis 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 Material1. 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 Material1. 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)
Other ResourcesNot available.
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