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ACE Award Courses
General Physics I
General Physics II
Thermal and Stat Phys I
Thermal and Stat Phys II
Quantum Physics I
Quantum Physics II
Scientific Writing and Short Talks
2014 ACE Award (Open Education Consortium)
OCW designed by Professor Hsiu-Hau LIN
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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?
L1: Course introduction
What is time?
How to describe a dynamical system?
Newton's second law
Simple harmonic motion
Do forces always appear in pairs?
Center of mass
midterm 1 (Q1-Q3)
midterm 1 discussions
Is energy always conserved?
Conservative force and potential energy
Energy, energy, energy
How does a rotating top maintain its balance?
Moment of inertia
Are black holes black?
Gravity and spacetime curvature
Is pressure in liquids a scalar, a vector or a tensor?
midterm 2 (Q4-Q7)
midterm 2 discussions
What is propagating in traveling waves?
L21: Wave equation 2
How is thermal equilibrium reached?
Heat and the first law of thermodynamics
L25: Heat and the first law of thermodynamics 2
How to quantify uncertainty in a statistical system?
Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics
thermal and information entropy
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