Exploring Physics in Daily Life: Mechanics and Matters is intended for students taking physics at the pre-university level such as STPM, diploma, matriculation, A-level and foundation studies. It may also offer a suitable reference for undergraduate students option science as an elective or minor subjects. The book covers the topic of kinematics and dynamics, matter and fluid mechanics which lay the foundation to the higher field of physics. This book uses simple English and Malaysian context examples. Solution videos are accessible through the provided QR code to help learners in problem solving.

Instructor Biography

Shahrul Kadri Ayop earned his first degree in industrial physics from the Malaysia University of Technology in 2002. He obtained his master's degree in physics from the Leipzig University (Germany) 2005 and his doctorate in Electronics for Informatics from the Hokkaido University (Japan) in 2011. He is currently an associate professor of physics at the Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI). His current research interest is optical trapping and manipulation as well as physics education.


Tho Siew Wei is a senior lecturer at the Department of Physics, Sultan Idris Education University. He earned his Bachelor of Science Education (2008) and Master of Physics Education (2010) from the Sultan Idris Education University. His doctorate in the field of science education at the Education University of Hong Kong in 2015. His research focused mainly on laboratory-based learning via the Internet and open source-based data acquisition.


Faridah Lisa Supian is an associate professor at the Department of Physics, Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI). She obtained her first degree in physics at National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2004 and later earned her MSc in Solid State Physics at the Science University of Malaysia (USM) in 2005. She then completed her PhD studies in Nano Physics at the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) in 2010. Her main interest is in nanomaterial applications using the Langmuir-Blodgett method as well as nanosensing.

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