Official course description: This course is a quantitative study of the principles and techniques of physics. It is the first half of a one-year survey of physics. The following topics are studied: equilibrium of a rigid body, planar motion of bodies, Newton?s laws, work and energy, conservation principles, elasticity and periodic motion, fluid statics and dynamics, temperature, heat thermodynamics, and mechanical waves. This course is designed for students with an interest in the natural sciences, computers, mathematics, or statistics.