This is a general physics course, I teach. We will cover the basics of mechanics, kinematics, energy, and thermal physics. We use the text book “College Physics: A strategic approach”, 3rd edition by Knight, Jones, and Field.

For details about times, tests and exams, and grading please look at the syllabus (the pdf document) and the TRACS site.

**Topics of the lecture**

- Vectors and vector components
- Motion
- Speed, velocity, and acceleration
- Vectors and vector components of a motion
- Graphs
- Free fall
- Horizontal and vertical throw

- Forces
- Newton laws
- Free-body diagrams
- Friction
- Two-dimensional forces
- Newton’s law of Gravity

- Rotational Motions
- Period, frequency, and velocity
- Centripetal force
- Centripetal acceleration
- Angular position, angular speed
- Torque
- Moment of Inertia
- Equilibrium

- Energy
- Work and heat
- Kinetic energy
- Potential energy
- Thermal energy and temperature
- Power
- Transforming energy
- Energy in food and of the body
- Heat engines
- Heat pumps

- Physics of fluids
- Pressure
- Mole and Avogadro’s number
- Ideal-Gas-Law
- Buoyancy force