PS 31.1: Elementary Physics I, Laboratory

Course Number and Title: PS 31.1 (Elementary Physics I, Laboratory)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 2
Prerequisite: MA 21

 

Course Description: 
This course is the laboratory companion of PS 31. It focuses on hands-on and computer-aided experiments. Activities include experiments in vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, work-energy theorem, impulse-momentum theorem, temperature, and the laws of thermodynamics.
 

Bibliography:
Laboratory Manual provided by the Physics Department.
Cummings, K., Laws, P., Redish, E. and Cooney, P. (2007). Understanding Physics. USA: Wiley.
Cutnell, J. and Johnson, K. (2009). Physics (8th ed). USA: Wiley.
Feynman, R., Leighton, R. and Sands, M. (1977). The Feynman Lectures in Physics, Vol. 1. USA: Addison Wesley.
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.
Hewitt, P. (2009). The Practice Book for Conceptual Physics (11th ed). USA: Addison Wesley.
Tipler, P. and Mosca, G. (2007). Physics for Scientists and Engineers (6th ed). USA: W.H. Freeman.
Young, H. and Freedman, R. (2007). University Physics with Modern Physics with Mastering Physics (12th ed). USA: Addison Wesley.
 

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