2016 Exercises in Physics I

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Somiya Kentaro 
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Course description and aims

The course offers exercises related to the contents of Fundamentals of Mechanics 1 and 2. Students solve given problems and present their answers. This will allow them to understand mechanics and prepare them to solve more general problems in physics.

Student learning outcomes

By completing this course, students will be able to:
1) Find mathematical solutions to problems in mechanics expressed by equations and explain the physical meanings of the solutions.
2) Acquire methods and approaches to solve more general problems in physics.


particles, system of particles, rigid bodies, Newton's laws of motion, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, conservation of angular momentum, moment of inertia, inertial force

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This course is conducted every two weeks alternately with Physics Experiment I. Students solve given problems and themselves explain their answers.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Ordinary differential equation Become able to solve ODEs.
Class 2 Various kinds of motion Consider various kinds of motion.
Class 3 Pendulum motion Increase understandings on a pendulum motion.
Class 4 Potential energy Become able to describe a motion using its potential energy.
Class 5 Planetary motion Become able to formulate a planetary motion.
Class 6 Moment of inertia Become able to calculate moment of inertia.
Class 7 Advanced problems Solve problems using what one has learnt.


Morikazu Toda
Iwanami Publications

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Not in particular

Assessment criteria and methods

Learning achievement is evaluated by student's class performance, reports, and attendance.

Related courses

  • LAS.P101 : Fundamentals of Mechanics 1
  • LAS.P102 : Fundamentals of Mechanics 2

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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