PHYS1110D Engineering Physics I
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PHYS1110D Engineering Physics I

This is an introductory calculus-based engineering physics course covering topics in mechanics and thermodynamics. Topics include: Use of vectors in mechanics, force and motion, free-body diagrams, work and energy, potential energy and conservation of energy, momentum and impulse, torque, essential ideas in rotation, equilibrium, gravitation, ideal fluids, oscillations, waves and sound, elementary concepts of thermodynamics and heat transfer mechanisms. Contents will be supplemented by discussions on applications relevant to engineering. The course is suitable for Engineering students with HKDSE physics or Combined Science with a physics component, or with permission of instructor.

Dr. CHENG Kai Ming
Office: SC 216A, Tel: 3943-4076, Email:

Teaching Assistant(s)

Office: SC 313, Email:
Consultation Hour: Monday 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Office: SC 225B/226, Email:
Consultation Hour: Tuesday 3:30pm - 5:15pm
XU Hongwei
Office: SC 313, Email:
Consultation Hour: Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:15pm
ZHU Bing
Office: SC LG24B, Email:
Consultation Hour: Wednesday 3:30pm - 5:15pm

Lecture Class

Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am (LSK LT3)
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:15 pm (MMW LT1)

Tutorial Class

Tuesday 9:30 am - 10:15 am (LSK LT3)
Tuesday 9:30 am - 10:15 am (LSK 304)
Tuesday 9:30 am - 10:15 am (LSK 306)

Exercise Class

Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:15 am (LSK LT3)
Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:15 am (LSK 304)
Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:15 am (LSK 306)


  • D. Halliday, R. Resnick, and J. Walker, "Principles of Physics", John Wiley & Sons, 9th edition (or later edition).

  • Reference Books

  • Young and Freeman, Sears and Zemansky, "University Physics with Modern Physics", Pearson, 13rd Edition, 2012 (or later edition).

  • Assessment Scheme

    Assignments 20%
    Mid-term 30%
    Final Exam. 50%

    Course Outline

    Available in "Download Area"