Physics 1403-001 (General Physics I) Lectures
Topics in the book by Nicholas Giordano 2nd Edition
Chapter 1Introduction to Physics
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Part I: Overiew of Physics: The Nature of Science
              The Purpose of Physics. Some Physics Sub-Areas, Models, 
              Theories, Laws. Measurement & Uncertainty. 
               Significant Figures, Problem Solving.
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Part II: SI (MKS) Units: Measurement Standards.
               Meters, Kilograms, Seconds. Power of 10 (Scientific) Notation. 
               Basic & Derived Quantities. Converting Units. 
               Dimensional Analysis.  Order of Magnitude 
               Estimates ("Fermi Problems").

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