Sho Iwamoto / 岩本 祥

@ 國立中山大學物理系 NSYSU–Physics

General Physics 1 (past years)

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Guidance document

2023 Fall Semester


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.


  • 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.


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)
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.