OSAKA UNIV. CBCMP

OSAKA UNIVERSITY CHEMISTRY - BIOLOGY COMBINED MAJOR PROGRAM

Introductory Physics 1

Outline

This is an introductory course in Classical Mechanics. The aim of this course is to introduce students to fundamental principles of mechanics. The course covers concepts of kinematics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, and periodic motion as well as mechanical waves.

Learning outcomes

After this course you should be able to understand the fundamental principles of physics, able to use equations to describe phenomena, and apply them in solving simple problems using basic mathematics concepts discussed in the course.

 

Textbook

Hugh D. Young and Roger A. Freedman, University Physics with Modern Physics Plus MasteringPhysics (14th edition), Pearson

Syllabus

Week 1     Introduction, units, physical quantities, and vectors
Week 2     Motion along a straight line
Week 3     Motion in two or three dimensions
Week 4     Newton’s laws of motion
Week 5     Applying Newton’s laws
Week 6     Work and kinetic energy
Week 7     Potential energy and energy conservation
Week 8     Midterm exam
Week 9     Momentum and impulse
Week 10   Rotation of rigid bodies
Week 11    Dynamics of rotational motion
Week 12    Equilibrium and elasticity
Week 13    Periodic motion
Week 14    Mechanical waves
Week 15    Final exam

 

** Syllabus calendar and content subject to changes without prior notification

Instructor

Associate Professor

Parita Aizawa

Office: IRB 507

Phone: 06-6850-5577

Email: parita@cbcmp.icou.osaka-u.ac.jp