Sho Iwamoto / 岩本 祥

@ 國立中山大學物理系 NSYSU–Physics

General Physics 1


To New Students

  • Take 微積分預備課程 of 大學數理預備課程試辦計畫 during summer holiday.
    • Then, your university life will be happier, more enjoyable, and more satisfactory.
    • Otherwise, your life might be very busy and tough…
    • I will accept any questions (and welcome your visit anytime, even before the semester). You can find me on Instagram.

To Students who want to take my General Physics 2

  • Students who want to take General Physics 2 by Sho Iwamoto (in 2024‒2 semester) should take this course.


An introductory course to University Physics. Students are expected to comprehend fundamental concepts in physics but also learn how to study physical science in university individually based on English textbooks.

You think about yourself and how you can learn physics efficiently so that you make your NSYSU life more enjoyable and satisfactory. Throughout this semester, you try to build your way of learning, where you need to learn proactively by utilizing lectures and books given in English.

This lecture’s second goal is to learn fundamental concepts in physics, such as energy and force. Toward the goal, you begin with basic calculus and vector arithmetic: you learn differentials, essential integrals, and calculations with vectors. Using those tools, you analyze three-dimensional motions of particles and oscillatory motions and waves.

The tools and concepts you learn are further utilized in future lectures, such as General Physics 2, electromagnetism, and electronics.

Guidance document


Serway & Jewett, Physics for Scientists and Engineers (with Modern Physics), 10th ed. Cengage Learning.

  • Chapters 1–17 (Volume 1) in this semester. Next semester will cover Chap. 22–33 (Volume 2) in the next semester.
  • You will use this book in in-class activities. An e-book is not recommended.
  • Other references are as follows, but you do not need them. Instead, stick to the textbook at this stage.


  • I know how to study at the university. I have “my way of learning” customized for my personality and cognitive characteristics.
  • I know how to study efficiently, proactively, and individually based on English textbooks.
  • I can perfectly handle quantities with physical units without confusing vectors and scalars.
  • I am familiar with differentials, integrals, and vector arithmetic, and can use them to analyze three-dimensional motions.
  • I can explain “energy”, “work”, “potential”, “momentum”, and relations among them.
  • I can express waves by trigonometric functions and analyze them using calculus techniques.

Schedule (2024‒1)

150 min lecture for 18 weeks.

To be uploaded.

Past Exam Problems