Course Goals: This course provides students with basic first semester physics (topics listed below) knowledge as part of their undergraduate degree and for careers in medical, graduate school or other professional studies. The course teaches analytical and problem solving skills as well as some basic laboratory skills. Students will also learn writing skills through preparation of laboratory reports.
Objectives: Students will learn foundations of physics, solving problems in topics of classical mechanics (topics listed below under the list of tentative topics we will cover); students are expected to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills in these fields. Students will learn to carry out experiments (e.g. in mechanics) and learn to form hypothesis, perform measurements, and analyze experimental data; students will learn how to prepare a laboratory report.