The main objectives of this course are to provide the student with a clear presentation of the basic concepts and principles related to mechanics of physics.

Learning Outcomes

CTPO

TOA

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :

LO - 1 :

apply the concepts of scalars and vectors in problem solving.

LO - 2 :

solve problems dealing with force and motion and do experiments dealing with linear motion, freely falling objects, and projectile motion and to explain the results of experiments.

LO - 3 :

solve problems involving the concepts of energy, work, and power. Being able to do experiments dealing with Newton?s Law, forces of friction, and friction constant of surfaces to explain the results of experiments.

LO - 4 :

solve problems involving, distance, velocity, and acceleration in circular paths.

LO - 5 :

solve problems dealing with linear momentum, impulse and collisions and do experiments dealing with conservation of momentum and to explain the results of experiments.

LO - 6 :

solve problems dealing with rotational motion.

LO - 7 :

comment rolling motion and solve problems

LO - 8 :

solve problems dealing with translational equilibrium and rotational equilibrium.

LO - 9 :

solve problems dealing with mechanical properties of matter.

CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course

tors, Motion in One Dimension. Motion in Two Dimensions. The Laws of Motion. Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton's Laws. Work and Kinetic Energy. Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy. Linear Momentum and Collisions. Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis. Rolling Motion and Angular Momentum. Static Equilibrium and Elasticity. Oscillatory Motion, Universal Gravitation.

Course Syllabus

Week

Subject

Related Notes / Files

Week 1

Standards of Length, Mass, and Time, Dimensional Analysis, Conversion of Units, Significant Figures

Week 2

Motion in One Dimension: Displacement, Velocity, and Speed, Average and Instantaneous Velocity, Acceleration, Motion Diagrams,Motion with Constant Acceleration, Freely Falling Objects

Week 3

Vectors: Coordinate Systems, Vector and Scalar Quantities, Some Properties of Vectors, Components of a Vector and Unit Vectors

Week 4

Motion in Two Dimensions: The Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration Vectors, Two-Dimensional Motion with Constant Acceleration, Projectile Motion, Uniform Circular Motion, Tangential and Radial Acceleration, Relative Velocity and Relative Acceleration

Week 5

The Laws of Motion:The Concept of Force, Newton's Second Law, The Force of Gravity and Weight, Newton's Third Law, Forces of Friction

Week 6

Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newtonís Laws, Nonuniform Circular Motion

Week 7

Work and Kinetic Energy: Work Done by a Constant Force, The Scalar Product of Two Vectors Work Done by a Varying Force, Kinetic Energy and the Work and Kinetic Energy Theorem, Power

Week 8

Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy: Potential Energy, Conservative and Nonconservative Forces,

Week 9

Mid-term exam

Week 10

Linear Momentum and Collisions: Linear Momentum and Its Conservation, Impulse and Momentum, Collisions, Motion of a System of Particles

Week 11

Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis,Rotational Kinematics,Calculation of Moments of Inertia, Torque,Work, Power, and Energy in Rotational Motion

Week 12

Rolling Motion of a Rigid Object, The Vector Product and Torque, Angular Momentum

Week 13

Static Equilibrium and Elasticity, The Conditions for Equilibrium, Elastic Properties of Solids

Week 14

Energy of the Simple Harmonic Oscillator, The Pendulum, Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion with Uniform Circular Motion

Week 15

Review and Problem Solutions

Week 16

End-of-term exam

Textbook / Material

1

Fen ve Mühendislik Fakülteleri için Genel Fizik / Mekanik I, Kemal Kara ve Nursel Kara, Avcıol Basım Yayım, 2004.

Recommended Reading

1

Uygulamalı Temel Fizik Mekanik, Kudret Özdaş ve Ertuğrul Yörükoğulları, Bilim Teknik Yayınevi, İstanbul..

2

Genel Fizik Problem Çözümleri, çev.: Mehmet Kara vd., Pegem Akademi Yayıncılık, 2006.

3

Fiziğin Temelleri Elektrik Problem Çözümleri 2, David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Arkadaş Yayınları, ISBN : 9789755090252.