Physics I (PHY101) introduces students to basis concepts in mechanics and thermodynamics. It first covers point-like and simple solids in various coordinate systems; while providing an overview of the fundamental law of dynamics, kinetic and potential energy, linear and angular momentum; central and conservative forces and mechanical work. Harmonic oscillators, free and forced oscillations, resonance, eigenmodes, and one dimensional waves are studied in this context. Kinetic theory of ideal gas introduces the basic thermodynamic concepts: heat, temperature, entropy, efficiency, state variables, phase change for closed system. Upon completion of this course, students will master basic equations and principles in classical mechanics and thermodynamics and will be able to derive and solve simple models taken from their environment.

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