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1. Mechanics Kinematics – position, displacement, velocity, acceleration, vectors Motion along a straight line Motion with constant acceleration Freely falling bodies Relative velocity in a straight line Motion in a plane Vector description of the position of the point mass, velocity and acceleration as vectors. e.g. Projectile motion Uniform circular motion Relative velocity in a plane Dynamics – inertia, mass, force Newton’s laws of motion Applications of Newton’s laws Work and energy Work and conversion of energy Conservation of energy Power Impulse and momentum Conservation of linear momentum Center of mass External and internal forces Center of mass concept 2. Mechanics of rigid bodies Kinematics – angular position, angular displacement, angular velocity, angular acceleration Rotation about a fixed axis Rotation with constant angular acceleration Relationship between linear and angular quantities Dynamics – moment inertia, torque Equilibrium of a rigid body Conditions for static equilibrium 3. Fluid mechanics Fluid statics Density, pressure, buoyancy, surface tension Pascal’s law Archimedes’s principle Fluid dynamics Continuity equation Bernoulli’s principle 4. Thermodynamics and Molecular Physics The zeroth law of thermodynamics Thermal equilibrium and temperature Ideal gas Equation of state of a perfect gas Avogadro’s no. Kinetic theory of an ideal gas Simple phenomena such as boiling, freezing The first law of thermodynamics Thermodynamic processes Heat, internal energy, and work done by an expanding gas 5. Waves Mechanical waves Mathematical description of a wave Principle of superposition Propagation of waves Transverse and longitudinal waves Standing waves Sound waves Interference Beats Doppler effect 6. Electric Charge and Electric Field Electric charge and electric field Conservation and quantization of charge Coulomb’s law Electric field Motion of charged particle in an electric field Electric potential and capacitance Electric potential energy Capacitors 7. Current and Magnetic Field Current, resistance, and direct-current circuits Ohm’s law Internal resistance in a source of emf Energy and power in electric circuits Simple cases of circuits containing nonohmic devices with known V-I characteristics Magnetic field and magnetic forces Motion of charged particles in a magnetic field Current in a magnetic field Magnetic field of a current Magnetic field of a long, straight conductor, current loops and solenoids Electromagnetic induction Magnetic flux Faraday’s law Lenz’s law 8. Electromagnetic Waves Geometric optics Reflection and refraction Total internal reflection Dispersion spectrum Polarization Polarizing filters Polarization by reflection 9. Relativity Principles of relativity Relativity of simultaneity, time and length Lorentz transformation Relativistic addition of velocities Relativistic dynamics Consequences of special relativity on concepts of energy and mass 10. Quantum Physics Blackbody radiation Stefan-Boltzmann law Graph of radiation intensity per unit wavelength versus wavelength Photoelectric effect Energy and momentum of a photon Wave-particle duality De Broglie waves Heisenberg uncertainty principle 11. Matter Line spectra and energy levels Line spectra of gases Energy levels of atoms and molecules The nuclear atom and the Bohr model Properties of nuclei Components of nuclei Mass defect Nuclear stability Energy levels of nuclei Radioactivity Alpha-, beta- and gamma-decays Exponential decay and half-life Nuclear reactions Reaction energy Nuclear fission Nuclear fusion References 1. College Physics 8th edition by Young and Geller, Addison Wesley 2. Physics 7th edition by Cutnell and Johnson, Wiley