PS 41: Analytical Physics I, Lecture

Course Number and Title: PS 41 (Analytical Physics I, Lecture)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisite: MA 21

 

Course Description:
This is the first course of a series of three calculus-based introductory Physics courses for students majoring in the sciences. It covers the fundamental concepts of kinematics of linear and two-dimensional motion, Newton's three laws of motion with applications in statics and dynamics, work-energy theorem including kinetic energy and potential energy, conservation of energy, impulse-momentum theorem with applications to collisions, kinematics and dynamics of rotational motion including the concepts of torque, moment of inertia, conservation of angular momentum and their applications, universal theory of gravitation with applications to satellite and planetary motions, and concepts in simple harmonic motion.
 

Bibliography:
Cummings, K., Laws, P., Redish, E. and Cooney, P. (2007). Understanding Physics. USA: Wiley.
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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.
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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