PHYS 100 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
General Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PHYS 100
Spring
2
2
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The main objective of this course is to introduce the fundamental concepts of classical mechanics and thermodynamics. The course begins with an introduction of space and time, straightline kinematics, motion in a plane, forces and static equilibrium and the experimental basis of Newton's laws. Introduces and applies the concepts of particle dynamics, universal gravitation, collisions and conservation laws, work and potential energy, vibrational motion, conservative forces, inertial forces and noninertial frames, central force motions, rigid bodies and rotational dynamics. At the last stage of the course, some applications of thermodynamics, kinetic theory and the ideal gas will be addressed. These topics include, but not limited to, temperature, ideal gases, van der Waals equation of state, blackbody radiation, heat flow and the first law of thermodynamics, MaxwellBoltzmann distribution, the concept of random walk and diffusion. The course will conclude with an introduction to Carnot engine, entropy and the second law of thermodynamics. Consequently, all engineering students will be able to model advanced dynamic systems such as electric machinery, grasp the essential physics for understanding the foundations of materials science, and easily comprehend the principles of operation of the solidstate and semiconductor electronic devices in their future studies.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Understand the significance of the essential concepts of momentum and the conservation of momentum,
  • Learn the solution strategies for the problems arising in rotational dynamics,
  • Get acquainted with the concepts of rigid bodies, torque and angular momentum,
  • Apply the conservation of angular momentum in order to deal with more advanced problems of rotational dynamics,
  • Grasp the fundamental concepts in the following areas: thermodynamics, the kinetic theory and the ideal gas, and the basic laws of thermodynamics.
  • Learn how to establish an experiement, collect, analyze and interpret data,
  • Improve their computational skills
  • Employ computer skills to visualize and analyze expermental data
Course Content Through lectures and labs we aim to introduces the following classical mechanics and thermodynamics topic: space and time; straight line kinematics; motion in a plane; forces and static equilibrium; particle dynamics with force and conservation of momentum; relative inertial frames and noninertial force; work, potential energy and conservation of energy; rigid bodies and rotational dynamics; vibrational motion; conservation of angular momentum; central force motions; kinetic theory and the ideal gas; van der Waals equation of state, blackbody radiation, heat flow and the first law of thermodynamics; MaxwellBoltzmann distribution, random walk and diffusion; Carnot engine, entropy, and the second law of thermodynamics.

 



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WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Kinematics in One Dimension Chapter 2. Sections 18. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
2 Kinematics in Two Dimension; Vectors Chapter 3. Sections 110. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
3 Dynamics: Newton’s Laws of Motion Chapter 4. Sections 18. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
4 Further Applications of Newton’s Laws Chapter 5. Sections 14. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
5 Work and Energy Chapter 7. Sections 15. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
6 Conservation of Energy Chapter 8. Sections 16. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
7 Linear Momentum and Collisions Chapter 9. Sections 19. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
8 Rotational Motion about a Fixed Axis Chapter 10. Sections 111. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
9 General Rotation Chapter 11. Sections 18. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
10 Static Equilibrium; Elasticity and Fracture Chapter 12. Sections 18. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
11 Temperature, Thermal Expansion and the Ideal Gas Law Chapter 17. Sections 110. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
12 Kinetic Theory of Gases; Van der Waals Equation of State; Diffusion Chapter 18. Sections 17. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
13 Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics: Specific Heat; Heat Transfer Chapter 19. Sections 110. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
14 Second Law of Thermodynamics; Heat Engines; Carnot Engine; Entropy Chapter 20. Sections 15. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
15 Statistical Interpretation of Entropy and the Second Law; Absolute Zero and the Third Law of Thermodynamics Chapter 20. Sections 610. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225
16 Gravitation Chapter 6. Sections 19. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, 2008, AddisonWesley, ISBN10: 0136139221, ISBN13: 9780136139225

 

Course Textbooks Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics, 4/E, Giancoli, ©2008, AddisonWesley, Published: 08/27/2008, ISBN10: 0136139221 | ISBN13: 9780136139225
References University Physics with Modern Physics with Mastering Physics™, 12/E, Young & Freedman©2008,  AddisonWesley, Published:03/23/2007,ISBN10: 080532187X, ISBN13: 9780805321876Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics™, 2/E, Knight, ©2008, AddisonWesley, Published:10/09/2007, ISBN10: 0321513339, ISBN13: 9780321513335

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
1
10
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
40
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
65
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
35
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
16
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
-
Presentation / Jury
-
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
3
Final / Oral Exam
1
20
    Total
154

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Civil Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Civil Engineering problems
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Civil Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose
3 Ability to design a complex system, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Civil Engineering practice
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Civil Engineering problems
6 Ability to work efficiently in Civil Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Civil Engineering solutions

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest