This page contains **past lectures’** information. For this year, see **another page**.

### Old Documents

#### Guidance document

- gp1_supplemental_2023.pdf for Academic Year 2023

### 2023 Fall Semester

#### 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**, where you encounter the fundamental concepts, notice their usefulness, and comprehend their meanings.

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

#### 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 find and describe forces in a system with multiple rigid objects.

#### Schedule

- 1 (Sep. 6)
- Units. Basic Math. (+ How to Learn)
- 2 (Sep. 13)
- 1D-Motion. (+ How to Read a Textbook)
- 3 (Sep. 20)
- Integrals. Vectors. (+ How to Attend Lectures)
- 4 (Sep. 27)
- 2D-Motion.
- 5 (Oct. 4)
- Force. Newton's Laws. Frictions.
- 6 (Oct. 11)
- Circular Motion. Frame. Fictitious Force.
- 7 (Oct. 18)
- Series Expansion. Significant Figures and Uncertainties.
- 8 (Oct. 25}
- Midterm exam
- 9 (Nov. 1)
- Work and Energy. (+ Exam Review)
- 10 (Nov. 8)
- Energy. Potential.
- 11 (Nov. 15)
- Energy Conservation. Conservative Force. Power.
- 12 (Nov. 22)
- Momentum. Impulse. Elastic Collision. Center of Mass.
- 13 (Nov. 29)
- Angular Velocity and Angular Acceleration. Torque.
- 14 (Dec. 6)
- Angular Momentum.
- 15 (Dec. 13)
- Rigid Objects.
- 16 (Dec. 20}
- Term exam
- 17 (Dec. 27)
- Oscillatory Motion. Gravity.
- 18 (Jan. 3)
- Directional differential. Line integral.