OCW designed by Professor Hsiu-Hau LIN You can find the lecture videos in NTHU OpenCourseWare

Ten-Question Syllabus (Semester I)

Q1: What is time? Q2: How to describe a dynamical system? Q3: Do forces always appear in pairs? Q4: Is energy always conserved? Q5: How does a rotating top maintain its balance? Q6: Are black holes black? Q7: Is pressure in liquids a scalar, a vector or a tensor? Q8: What is propagating in traveling waves? Q9: How is thermal equilibrium reached? Q10: How to quantify uncertainty in a statistical system?

Class Lectures

Week 1 L1: Course introduction L2: Q1: What is time?

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OCW designed by Professor Hsiu-Hau LINYou can find the lecture videos in NTHU OpenCourseWare

## Ten-Question Syllabus (Semester I)

Q1: What is time?Q2: How to describe a dynamical system?

Q3: Do forces always appear in pairs?

Q4: Is energy always conserved?

Q5: How does a rotating top maintain its balance?

Q6: Are black holes black?

Q7: Is pressure in liquids a scalar, a vector or a tensor?

Q8: What is propagating in traveling waves?

Q9: How is thermal equilibrium reached?

Q10: How to quantify uncertainty in a statistical system?

## Class Lectures

Week 1L1: Course introduction

L2: Q1: What is time?

Week 2L3: Lorentz transformation

L4: Q2: How to describe a dynamical system?

Week 3L5: Newton's second law

L6: Simple harmonic motion

Week 4L7: Q3: Do forces always appear in pairs?

L8: Center of mass

Week 5midterm 1 (Q1-Q3)

midterm 1 discussions

Week 6L9: Q4: Is energy always conserved?

L10: Conservative force and potential energy

Week 7L11: Energy, energy, energy

L12: Q5: How does a rotating top maintain its balance?

Week 8L13: Moment of inertia

L14: Coriolis effect

Week 9L15: Q6: Are black holes black?

L16: Gravity and spacetime curvature

Week 10L17: Q7: Is pressure in liquids a scalar, a vector or a tensor?

L18: Hagen-Poiseuille equation

Week 11midterm 2 (Q4-Q7)

midterm 2 discussions

Week 12L19: Q8: What is propagating in traveling waves?

L20: Wave equation

Week 13L21: Wave equation 2

L22: Sound waves

Week 14L23: Q9: How is thermal equilibrium reached?

L24: Heat and the first law of thermodynamics

Week 15L25: Heat and the first law of thermodynamics 2

L26: Q10: How to quantify uncertainty in a statistical system?

Week 16L27: Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics

L28: thermal and information entropy

Week 17final (Q8-Q10)

Week 18(Final Week)final discussions