PHYS 101

General Physics I (Mechanics)

COURSE DESCRIPTION & SYLLABUS

Course Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ramazan Aydın   

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Ramazan Aydın, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Oymak, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yasemin Saraç, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Filiz Korkmaz Özkan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Işık

Laboratory Assistants: Dr. Bilge Can Yıldız Karakul, Dr. Yakup Pekön, Duygu Lale Tuna, Onur Durhan, Işınsu Kahraman (part time)

Web page: http://physics.atilim.edu.tr/

Language of the course: English

Course objective: The goal of this course is, by providing the calculus-based concepts of mechanics,  to establish the relationships between mathematics, physics and engineering and apply the physical science to define and solve engineering  problems.

General learning outcomes of the course:

1) To understand and apply solving problems of mechanics that lead to the understanding the fundamentals of related fields in engineering sciences.

2) To understand the conceptual topics of mechanics and apply to engineering problems.  

3) To apply and integrate the basic science and the principles of engineering science.         

4) To enhance students` ability and motivation to solve unsolved problems in various fields.

5) To provide a useful introduction to the subject for engineering students to give them  the opportunity to establish conceptual relations between mechanics and a wide range of topics of engineering science.

Course hours: 3-hour lectures + 3-hour laboratory practices

Course credits: 4 (3,2,0)

Sources:

Course Book:

  • Principles of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker (9th  Edition), John Wiley (2011)

Supplementary Books:

  • Physics for Scientists & Engineers by Giancoli (4th Edition), Pearson – Prentice Hall (2009)
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Knight (2nd Edition), Pearson – Addison Wesley (2008)
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Jewett and Serway (8th Edition), Brooks / Cole Cengage Learning (2010)
  • University Physics by Bauer and Westfall, McGraw – Hill  (2011)
  • Sears and Zemansky’s University Physics by Young and Freedman (12th Edition), Pearson – Addison Wesley (2008)

Contents of the course:

  1. Measurement
  2. Motion along a straight line
  3. Vectors
  4. Motion in two and three dimensions
  5. Force and motion I
  6. Force and motion II
  7. Kinetic energy and work;
  8. Potential energy and conservation of energy
  9. Center of mass and linear momentum
  10. Rotation
  11. Rolling, torque, and angular momentum
  12. Equilibrium and Elasticity

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE AND PRE-STUDY PAGES

Week

Topics

Pre-study Pages

1

Measurement and Motion Along a Straight Line

Halliday and Resnick, Fundamentals of Physics Chapter 1 and the Introduction of the  Lab. Manuel for Phys. 101 and Phys. 102, T. Kayed and A. Qasrawi.

2

Vectors

Halliday and Resnick, Pages 13-24

3

Motion in Two and Three Dimensions

Serway, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Fourth Ed., Chapter 4.

4

Motion in Two and Three Dimensions (cont.)
Force and Motion I (without Friction)

Halliday and Resnick, Pages 58-65

5

Force and Motion II (with Friction)

Halliday and Resnick, Pages 87-98

6

Force and Motion II (cont.)
Kinetic Energy and Work

Young and Freedman, Pages 181-192

7

Kinetic Energy and Work

Young and Freedman, Pages 192-199

8

Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy

Young and Freedman, Pages 213-232

9

Center of Mass and Linear Momentum

Halliday and Resnick, Pages 201-221

10

Rotation

Young and Freedman, Pages 285-296

11

Rotation (cont.)
Rolling, Torque and Angular Momentum

Halliday and Resnick, Pages 275-283

12

Rolling, Torque and Angular Momentum (cont.)

Halliday and Resnick, Pages 283-287

13

Equilibrium and Elasticity

Halliday and Resnick, Pages 305-310

14

Equilibrium and Elasticity (cont.)

Young and Freedman, Pages 354-358

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

IN-TERM STUDIES

QUANTITY

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

        2

       70

Lab. + Quizzes

         1

       30

Assignment

         -

        -

TOTAL

          3

      100

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

          3

         70

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

          1

         30

TOTAL

           4

        100

 

 

 CORRELATION BETWEEN COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM COMPETENCIES

No

Program Competencies

Percentage

1

2

3

4

5

1

The skills of understanding, explaining and using the fundamental concepts of general physics.

       

X

2

To develop students` basic knowledge of physics in order that they can understand the rules governing the universe.

     

X

 

3

Skills of understanding the requirements for analysing a problem and applying in engineering science.

   

X

   

4

 To enhance students` ability and motivation to solve unsolved problems in various fields.

     

X

 

5

To give broader background in math and science in order to provide a basis for branching out into variety of areas.

         

6

Ability to effectively implement the knowledge of general physics in engineering areas.

         

 

TABLE OF ECTS / WORKLOAD

Activities

QUANTITY

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload

Course Duration (Including the exam weeks: 16 x total course hours, lab hours are not included)

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study and laboratory)

14

6

84

Assignments

2

5

10

Mid-terms

2

15

30

Final examination

1

20

20

Total Work Load

   

192

Total Work Load / 30

   

6.40

ECTS Credit of the Course

   

6.0

       

 

Laboratory regulations:

  • A student who does not attend the laboratory is to be graded zero.
  • You are given a quiz within the first 10 minutes of each laboratory session. If you happen to be late more than 10 minutes, you cannot take that quiz.
  • A medical report (approved by the Senate of the University) is mandatory in order to have the right of attending a make-up laboratory session.
  • You are not allowed to attend a laboratory session if you happen to be late more than 15 minutes.
  • Only those who obtain at least 12 points, out of 20, are considered successful. The others will fail in both the laboratory work and the course.
  • You cannot eat, drink, or smoke during any laboratory session.
  • You must bring your own laboratory manual, and calculator. You cannot use your mobile phone as a calculator.
  • Try not to use your mobile phone in any laboratory session. It is best to close it, except an emergency happens to befall you.
  • All grades are periodically announced. Keep on checking regularly all your grades.
  • If you fail to meet the regulations listed above, you will fail in the laboratory work and the course, as well.

Laboratory evaluation:

  • 5 points for quizzes
  • 15 points for reports.