Course Information 

Course Title 
Code 
Semester 
L + P Hour 
Credits 
ECTS 
General Physics 
PHY 103 
1 
3+0 
3 
5 
Prerequisites: 
 
Language of Instruction 
English 
Course Level 
Bachelor (First Cycle) 
Course Type 
Compulsory 
Instructors 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Salih YILMAZ 
Assistants 
 
Goals 
To acquire an understanding of the basic laws and principles of Newtonian mechanics and to teach how to apply them to physical happenings that occur in real life. 
Course Content 
Physics and Measurement, Motion in One Dimension, Vectors, Motion in Two Dimensions, The Laws of Motion, Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton's Laws, Energy of a System, Conservation of Energy, Linear Momentum and Collisions, Rotation of a Rigid Object about a Fixed Axis, Angular Momentum, Static Equilibrium and Elasticity, Oscillatory Motion, Universal Gravitation. 
Learning Outcomes 
Teaching Methods 
Assessment Methods 
1) Describe basic concepts and principles of mechanics and apply them in solving related problems 
1, 4, 9 
A 
2) Apply mathematical, science and engineering techniques to solve physical problems. 

3) Formulate and interpret the problems of mechanics for classical particles and their systems. 

4) Think critically, logically, and analytically in daily life. 

5) Use modern methods and tools for physics applications. 
Teaching Methods: 
1: Lecture, 2: QuestionAnswer, 3: Discussion, 4: Drilland Practice, 5: Demonstration, 6: Motivations to Show, 7: Role Playing, 8: Group Study, 9: Simulation, 10: Brain Storming, 11: Case Study, 12: Lab / Workshop, 13: Self Study, 14: Problem Solving, 15: Project Based Learning, 16: Undefined 
Assessment Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Oral Exam, C: Homework, D: Project / Design, E: Performance Task, F: Portfolio, G: Undefined 
Course Content 

Week 
Topics 
Study Materials 
1 
Physics and Measurement: Standards of length, mass, and time Matter and model building Density and atomic mass Dimensional analysis Conversion of units Estimates and orderofmagnitude calculations Significant figures 
 
2 
Motion in One Dimension: Position, velocity, and speed Instantaneous velocity and speed Acceleration Motion diagrams Onedimensional motion with constant acceleration Freely falling objects Kinematic equations derived from calculus General problemsolving strategy 
 
3 
Vectors Coordinate systems: Vector and scalar quantities Some properties of vectors Components of a vector and unit vectors 
 
4 
Motion in Two Dimensions: The position, velocity, and acceleration vectors Twodimensional motion with constant acceleration Projectile motion Uniform circular motion Tangential and radial acceleration Relative velocity and relative acceleration 
 
5 
The Laws of Motion: The concept of force Newton's first law and ınertial frames Mass Newton's second law The gravitational force and weight Newton's third law Some applications of newton's laws Forces of friction 
 
6 
Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton's Laws: Newton's second law applied to uniform circular motion Nonuniform circular motion. Motion in accelerated frames Motion in the presence of resistive forces Numerical modeling in particle dynamics 
 
7 
Energy of a System: Work done by a constant force The scalar product of two vectors Work done by a varying force Kinetic energy and the workkinetic energy theorem The nonısolated systemconservation of energy Situations ınvolving kinetic friction Power Energy and the automobile 
 
8 
Conservation of Energy: The ısolated systemconservation of mechanical energy Conservative and nonconservative forces changes in mechanical energy for nonconservative forces Relationship between conservative forces and potential energy Energy diagrams and equilibrium of a system 
 
9 
Linear Momentum and Collisions: Linear momentum and ıts conservation Impulse and momentum Collisions in one dimension Twodimensional collisions The center of mass Motion of a system of particles Rocket propulsion 
 
10 
Rotation of a Rigid Object about a Fixed Axis: Angular position, velocity, and acceleration Rotational kinematics: rotational motion with constant angular acceleration Angular and linear quantities Rotational kinetic energy Calculation of moments of ınertia Torque Relationship between torque and angular acceleration Work, power, and energy in rotational motion Rolling motion of a rigid object 
 
11 
Angular Momentum: The vector product and torque Angular momentum Angular momentum of a rotating rigid object Conservation of angular momentum The motion of gyroscopes and tops Angular momentum as a fundamental quantity 
 
12 
Static Equilibrium and Elasticity: The conditions for equilibrium More on the center of gravity Examples of rigid objects in static equilibrium Elastic properties of solids 
 
13 
Oscillatory Motion: Simple Harmonic Motion, The Block–Spring System Revisited, Energy of the Simple Harmonic Oscillator, The Pendulum, Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion with Uniform Circular Motion, Damped Oscillations, Forced Oscillations 
 
14 
Universal Gravitation Newton's law of universal gravitation Measuring the gravitational constant Freefall acceleration and the gravitational force Kepler's laws and the motion of planets The gravitational field Gravitational potential energy. Energy considerations in planetary and satellite motion 
 
RECOMMENDED SOURCES 

Textbook 
[1] Physics for Scientists & Engineers with Modern Physics, Serway, R. A., R. J., Jewett (2007) – 5th ed., Cengage Learning. 
[2] University Physics with modern PhysicsI, 12th edition, H.D. Young ve R.A. Freedman, 12th ed., Pearson Education. 

Additional Resources 




MATERIAL SHARING 

Documents 
18 Weeks 
 
Exam Questions 
 

914 Weeks 
 

Assignments 
Homeworks 
 
Exams 
Date of Exams 
 
Date of Quizzes 
 
ASSESSMENT 

INTERM STUDIES 
QUANTITY 
PERCENTAGE 
Midterms 
3 
100 
Quizzes 
0 
0 
Homeworks 
0 

Total 
100 



CONTRIBUTION OF INTERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE 
60 

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE 
40 

Total 
100 
COURSE CATEGORY 
Professional 
COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM 

No 
Program Learning Outcomes 
Contribution 
1 
Knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Materials Engineering, and an ability to apply the theoretical and applied knowledge gained in these areas to model and solve engineering problems 
5 
2 
Graduates who have awareness of projectbased work culture 
2 
3 
Ability of designing and conducting experiments, conduction data acquisition and analysis and making conclusions on the solution of any specific materials engineering problem 
3 
4 
Ability to select, use and improve the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for Materials Engineering practice; ability to use information technology effectively 
3 
5 
Ability to detect, identify, formulate, and solve complex/complicated engineering problems; ability to select and use appropriate analysis and modeling methods for this purpose 
4 
6 
Ability to design and select material for a system, component, product or a process under realistic conditions and constraints to meet desired needs; ability to apply modern design and material selection methods for this purpose 
4 
7 
Ability to work in teams from his/her area or in multidisciplinary teams 
3 
8 
Ability of effective oral and official communication skills in Turkish Language and, at least, one foreign language at B2 level according to European Language Portfolio 
4 
9 
Graduates who have wellstructured responsibilities in profession and ethics 
4 
10 
Broad education necessary to understand the effects of engineering solutions on environmental, health, security at global and social scales 
3 
11 
Awareness of the need for lifelong learning, access to information, to follow developments in science and technology and continuous selfrenewal ability 
5 
12 
Knowledge on applications of proffession life including project management, risk management, change management and agility at administration; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainable development and results of legal consequences of engineering solutions 
4 
Contribution: 1: VeryLow, 2: Low, 3: Mid, 4:High, 5:VeryHigh 
ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION 

Activities 
Quantity 
Duration 
Total Workload (Hour) 
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 
14 
3 
42 
Hours for offtheclassroom study (Prestudy, practice) 
25 
4 
100 
Assignments 
0 
0 
0 
Midterm Exams 
2 
2 
4 
Final Exam 
1 
2 
2 
Performance Task (Laboratory) 
0 
0 
0 
Total Work Load 
148 

Total Work Load / 30 (h) 
4.93 

ECTS Credit of the Course 
5 