Fundamental Physics


Instructor: Chaiwoot Boonyasiriwat
Course Objectives: To understand basic concepts of physics

Topics Materials
Introduction to physics introduction.pdf
Kinematics:
  • Kinematics, motion in one dimension, graphs, Coordinate systems
  • Average and spontaneous speeds
  • Scalar and vector
  • Displacement, velocity, and acceleration
  • Motion in two dimensions: projectile
  • Motion in two dimensions: circular motion
  • Relative motion and frames of reference
kinematics.pdf
Applets: Coordinate system, Kinematics1D
Dynamics:
  • Newton's laws of motion
  • Newton's law of gravity, gravity, mass and weight
  • Motion in accelerated frames
  • Motion in the presence of resistive forces
  • Work and energy
  • Potential energy and conservation of energy
  • Newton's law of universal gravitation
  • Mass and weight
dynamics.pdf
Momentum:
  • Linear momentum and collisions
  • Rotation of rigit body
  • Angular momentum
momentum.pdf
Oscillation:
  • Oscillatory motion
  • Wave motion
  • Sound wave
  • Superposition and standing waves
oscillation.pdf
Summary 1 summary.pdf
Thermodynamics:
  • Temperature and the zeroth law of thermodynamics
  • Heat and the first law of thermodynamics
  • Heat transfer: heat conduction, convection, and radiation
  • Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics
thermodynamics.pdf
Electromagnetism:
  • Electricity, charge and current
  • Voltage and resistance, power
  • Magnetism, magnetic fields and poles, the Earth's magnetic field
  • The eletromagnetic spectrum, applications: radio and microwaves
  • Visible light, high-frequency waves
electromagnetism.pdf
Special relativity N/A
Quantum mechanics N/A