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Instructors: Assist. Prof. Dr. Yuriy Mishchenko (office: B003)

Problem Book
Derivatives examples and practice
Practice problem set I
Practice problem set II
Practice problem set III

Laboratory materials:
Example of Lab Report

Problem solving assignments
All problems below are given from Problem Book.
Topic 1: Units and conversion; problems (chapter.number) 1.19,23,27,28
Topic 2: Vectors; problems 3.15,18,28,31
Topic 3: Mechanical motion; problems 2.2,4,17,18;3.7
Topic 4: Simple types of mechanical motion; problems 2.5,22,29;4.13,20
Topic 5: Causes of mechanical motion, forces and Newton's laws; problems 5.1,3,15,20,29
Topic 6: Properties of some common forces; problems 5.40,41,49;12.25,26
Topic 6: Properties of some common forces; problems 5.40,41,49;12.25,26
Topic 7: Free body diagrams; problems 5.32,37,44,58,64,72
Topic 8: Work and Energy; problems 7.15,20,27,33; 8.12,13,39,57
Topic 9: Laws of conservation; problems 9.6,17,21; 11.34,35,38
Topic 10: Dynamics of rotational motion; problems 10.1,12,13,33,43,47,65
Topic 11: Rolling motion; problems 11.1,2,6,47

Class topics:


This is an introductory physics course for non-major science and engineering students.


D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker Principles of Physics Extended, 9th Edition, Willey, 2011.

Course Objectives

The course’s objective is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of physics and their practical applications, and to provide students with a foundation to build upon in their future studies. The course introduces to non-major students physical quantities and measurements, mechanical motion, force, work and energy, and oscillations and waves.

Course Content

Laboratory Works

The course program includes one laboratory class per week in which students will acquire practical skills in performing and observing physical experiments as well as familiarize themselves with various physical concepts in practice. Attendance of the laboratory is compulsory.

Self study

Students will be offered one homework assignment per week for self-study and control (not compulsory).

Exams and Quizzes

The course program includes one midterm and one final exam.


Students’ final grade is: 15% attendance and class work, 20% laboratory work, 10% quizzes, 15% midterm exam, 40% final exam.

Office Hours

By appointement

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