Topic outline

  • Course Synopsis

    This course introduces a fundamental of physics. It covers unit and measurements, kinematics, forces and Newton’s law of  motion, statics equilibrium, work, energy and power, fluid mechanics, electric and magnetism.

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Physics and Measurements

    ·        Standard of length, mass and time

    ·        SI Prefixes

    ·         Conversion of unit

  • Chapter 2: Kinematics

    ·        Vectors and scalar quantities.

    ·        Components of a vector and unit vectors.

    ·        Displacement, position, velocity, speed and acceleration

    ·         Instantaneous velocity and speed.

    ·        Free falling objects 

  • Chapter 3: Newton’s law of motion

    ·        The concept of force

    ·        Newton’s First Law and inertia

    ·        Newton’s Second Law

    ·        The gravitational force and weight

    ·        Newton’s third law

    ·       Forces of friction



  • Chapter 4: Static equilibrium

    ·        Static- The study of forces in equilibrium.

    ·        The condition for equilibrium.

    ·       Rigid objects in static equilibrium.


  • Chapter 5: Work, energy and power

    ·        Work done by a constant force

    ·        The scalar products of two vectors

    ·        Work done by a varying force

    ·        Kinetic energy and the Work-Kinetic energy

    ·        Theorem

    ·        Power


  • Chapter 6: Fluid mechanic

    ·         Pressure

    ·         Mass, density and viscosity

    ·         Buoyant forces and Archimedes principles

  • Chapter 7: Electric

    ·        Electric resistance and Ohm’s Law

    ·        Coulomb’s Law

    ·        The electric field 

    ·        Electric flux and Gauss Law 

    ·        Internal resistance of a battery

    ·        Electric power and energy

  • Chapter 8: Magnetism

    ·        Magnets and magnetic fields

    ·        Magnetic force on electric current, charge particles and current carrying wire

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