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: Question-Answer, 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 order-of-magnitude calculations Significant figures

-

2

Motion in One Dimension: Position, velocity, and speed Instantaneous velocity and speed Acceleration Motion diagrams One-dimensional motion with constant acceleration Freely falling objects Kinematic equations derived from calculus General problem-solving 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 Two-dimensional 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 work--kinetic energy theorem The non-ısolated system--conservation of energy Situations ınvolving kinetic friction Power Energy and the automobile

-

8

Conservation of Energy: The ısolated system--conservation 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 Two-dimensional 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 Free-fall 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 Physics-I, 12th edition, H.D. Young ve R.A. Freedman, 12th ed., Pearson Education.

Additional Resources

 

 

 

 

MATERIAL SHARING

Documents

1-8 Weeks

-

Exam Questions

-

9-14 Weeks

-

Assignments

Homeworks

-

Exams

Date of Exams

-

Date of Quizzes

-

 

ASSESSMENT

IN-TERM STUDIES

QUANTITY

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

3

100

Quizzes

0

0

Homeworks

0

 

Total

100

 

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM 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 project-based 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 well-structured 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 self-renewal 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: Very-Low, 2: Low, 3: Mid, 4:High, 5:Very-High

 

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total Workload (Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

14

3

42

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, 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