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Foundation Physics - AP1200 AP1200 Foundation Physics...

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AP1200 AP1200 Foundation Physics Foundation Physics - Course organization - Course organization Prof. Michel A. Van Hove Dr. Amy Lu Xiaoyuan
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2 Contacts Contacts Prof. Michel A. Van Hove E-mail: [email protected] Tel: 2788-9140 Office: G6715 Dr. Amy Lu Xiaoyuan E-mail: [email protected] Tel: 2788-7837 Office: G6763
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3 Time and Venue Time and Venue Time Wednesdays 9:30-12:20 (with 2 hourly breaks) 17 Jan – 25 Apr, except 21 Feb, 11 Apr Venue G4302
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4 Aims of this course Aims of this course This course covers a wide scope of topics in classical physics and some modern physics and materials, including: mechanics, optics, electricity, magnetism, atomic physics, materials properties, nanomaterials Students will investigate the fundamentals of these topics and become able to apply them to solve real problems in science and engineering basic mathematical tools such as calculus and vector notation will be introduced and used in the course.
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5 Objectives (Outcomes) Objectives (Outcomes) On the successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following: Recognize and use appropriately important technical terms and definitions Use simple calculus and vector notation to formulate and apply the laws in concise form Apply physics laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, optics, electricity and magnetism in familiar situations Solve real and hypothetical problems by identifying the underlying physics and analyzing the problem
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6 Prerequisites: what you should know now Prerequisites: what you should know now To benefit from this course, we expect you to have the following knowledge before starting the course: High-school physics and mathematics
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7 OBTL: Outcomes Based Teaching and Learning OBTL: Outcomes Based Teaching and Learning OLD GOALS VS. NEW GOALS know geography vs. can travel understand economy vs. can trade appreciate history vs. can predict future enjoy culture vs. can dance KNOW PASSIVE VS. DO ACTIVE We use this new learning approach, introduced
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