061R0060: General Physics I (H)

Spring/Summer 2018

Course Info
Important Dates
Lecture notes
Problem Sets
Web Resources
Useful Packages
Using Gnuplot
Using LaTeX
Using Python
Contact Instructor
Email Rules
Xin Wan
#516 Jiao-12
Yuquan Campus
8795-3694 (O)
Xin Lu
Third floor, East 4-317
Zijingang Campus
8820-8609 (O)

Lecture Schedule:

Tuesdays, 8:00-9:35/Thursdays, 9:50-11:25, Zijingang East 1B-306


Xin Wan; Yuquan Teaching Bldg. 12-516; 8795-3694
Xin Lu; Zijinggang East 4-317; 8820-8609

Teaching Assistants:

Siyao Ke (柯思瑶), Yuquan Teaching Bldg. 12-432, beatnikrobinson_at_gmail.com


The course provides an introduction to the principles and methods of physics for freshmen interested in science and engineering. Emphasis is placed on the integration of scientific reasoning and problem solving. We cover Newton's laws, work and energy, rotation, vibration, fluids, waves, theory of relativity, and thermodynamics.

Reading List:

  1. Halliday, D., Resnick, R., and Walker, J., Fundamentals of Physics, 9th ed., Wiley, 2010
  2. Feynman, R. P., The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. 1: Mainly Mechanics, Radiation, and Heat, 2nd ed., Addison-Wesley, 2005
  3. Kittel, C. et al., Berkeley Physics Course Vol. I: Mechanics, McGraw-Hill, 2014
  4. Crawford, F. S., Jr., Berkeley Physics Course Vol. III: Waves, McGraw-Hill, 2014

Last updated on June 27, 2018 by WAN Xin