### Remarks

#### 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.

### Outline

**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

- gp1_supplemental_2024.pdf for Academic Year 2024 (to be uploaded)
- Guidelines for Using Generative AI
- Note on Sho’s Grading Convention

#### Textbook

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.
- Young & Freedman,
*University Physics*, 15th ed. Pearson. - Wolfson,
*Essential University Physics*, 4th ed. Pearson. - Ling et al.,
*University Physics, Vol. 1*. OpenStax.

- Young & Freedman,

#### Goal

- 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.