PHY1101 - Introductory Classical Mechanics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Physics
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
HKDSE Physics or equivalent
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course introduces classical mechanics, covering topics related to kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, momentum, angular momentum, work, energy, motion of rigid body, etc. The course will be calculus based and serves as the first course for physics major. Basic calculus and vector analysis are introduced at the beginning. The goal of this course is to develop a conceptual understanding of core physics concepts, to make students familiar with the fundamental methodology of physics, and to provide a solid foundation for subsequent physics courses. 

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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