PS 21: College Physics I, Lecture

Course Number and Title: PS 21 (College Physics I, Lecture)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisite: None
 

Course Description:
This course presents the fundamental concepts of mechanics, thermodynamics, wave mechanics, and electricity and magnetism for computer science majors. Topics include the basic physical quantities, vectors, Newton's law of motionk, energy and power, impulse and momentum, kinetic theory of gases, temperature, laws of thermodynamics, wave motion, interference, electrostatics, electric and magnetic fields, and electromagnetic waves.
 

Bibliography:
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Giancoli, D. (2008). Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics (4th ed). USA: Prentice Hall.
Halliday, D., Resnick, R., and Walker, J. (2010). Fundamentals of Physics Extended (9th ed). USA: Wiley.
Hewitt, P. (2009). Conceptual Physics (11th ed). USA: Addison Wesley.
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