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PHYS101 Course Outline 2017-2018 spring

 

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

COURSE CODEPHYS101COURSE LEVELFirst Year
COURSE TITLEPHYSICS - ICOURSE TYPEUniversity Core in Physical/Natural Sciences
CREDIT VALUE(4, 1, 0) 4ECTS VALUE6 credits
PREREQUISITESNoneCOREQUISITESMATH151
DURATION OF COURSEOne semesterSEMESTER AND YEARFALL 2017-2018

 

WEBSITEhttp://physics.emu.edu.tr
http://opencourses.emu.edu.tr/course/view.php?id=81

 

GroupInstructorsE-mailOfficePhoneGroupAssistantsE-mailOfficePhone
01Mehmet Okcan  mehmet.okcan@emu.edu.trAS248241301, 04, 05Danial Forghanidanial.forghani@emu.edu.trAS2361153
02, 09Zahra Amirabi zahra.amirabi@emu.edu.trAS239106702, 08Sara Kanzisara.kanzi@emu.edu.trAS2261153
03, 06Koray Düztaş koray.duztas@emu.edu.trAS246137603, 07, 09, 10Niloufar Abtahiniloufar.abathi@emu.edu.trAS2371060
04, 05İbrahim Güllüİbrahim.gullu@emu.edu.trAS246137606Figen Yılmzfigen.yilmaz@emu.edu.trAS3241996
07, 08Omar Mustafa omar.mustafa@emu.edu.trAS2431378     
10Gülnihal Tokgöz gulnihal.tokgoz@emu.edu.trAS2361153     

 

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION

Physical quantities and units. Vector calculus. Kinematics of motion. Newton`s laws of motion and their applications. Work-energy theorem. Impulse and momentum. Rotational kinematics and dynamics. Static equilibrium.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

  • To introduce the fundamental concepts of motion necessary for engineering science and provide essential background for engineering students.
  • To provide students with a deeper understanding of fundamental laws and concepts of natural phenomena.
  • To improve students' problem solving skills.
  • To strengthen students' creative and systematic thinking capability.

GENERAL LEARNING OUTCOMES (COMPETENCES)

On successful completion of this course, all students will have developed knowledge and understanding of:

  • the concepts, theories, techniques and generalizing principles of classical mechanics;
  • the mathematical forms of the laws and physical relationships in classical mechanics and their application in solving problems;
  • diagrammatic and graphical representation of physics problems and physical data;
  • validation of theory through experiment/observation.

    On successful completion of this course, all students will have developed their skills in:
  • correctly using symbols and units;
  • analytically/critically applying the theoretical concepts and methods of mechanics covered in the course, and formulating appropriate equations to solve problems;
  • using efficiently and effectively the textbook and other printed/electronic literature relevant to the course;
  • performing scripted experiments as a team, analyzing and evaluating the data, and writing lab reports;
  • using good scientific English for written and oral communication.

    On successful completion of this course, all students will have developed their appreciation of, and respect for values and attitudes to:
  • the discipline of physics as a fundamental branch of science that provides qualitative and quantitative explanations about the physical world;
  • being an open-minded, curious, creative and reasoned skeptic;
  • being aware of ethical issues in science.

 

GRADING CRITERIA

A
(excellent)

~85% and above

Excellent understanding of the concepts and the principles as demonstrated by correct and accurate knowledge and application of theory/laws in solving problems. Response to problems is clear, legible, concise and accurate. Excellent performance.

B
(good)

~70% and above

Better than average understanding of the concepts and the principles as demonstrated by correct and accurate knowledge and application of theory/laws in solving problems, but does not have the depth and outstanding quality of an "A". Response to problems is fairly clear, legible, but occasionally contains some inaccuracies. Performance exceeds the minimum requirements.

C
(average)

~60 % and above

An average understanding of the concepts and the principles as demonstrated by reasonably correct knowledge and application of theory/laws in solving problems, but does not have any depth. Response to problems is reasonably clear, legible, but contains inaccuracies. It reveals a sufficient understanding of the material, but lacks depth in understanding and approach/application. Content and form do not go beyond basic expectations and/or display some substantial errors. Acceptable but non-exceptional performance that does not go beyond the minimum requirements.

D
(barely sufficient)

~50% and above

Minimal knowledge and barely sufficient understanding of the concepts and the principles as demonstrated by approximately correct application of theory/laws in solving problems. Response to problems is not very clear and is barely legible, and contains many inaccuracies. It reveals a minimum (confused) understanding of the material, and lacks depth in understanding and approach/application. Content and form do not adequately meet the basic expectations, and/or display significant errors. Performance demonstrates severe problems in one or more areas.

F
(fail)

Below 50%

Work does not meet the most minimal standards. It reveals no understanding of the material, lack of basic academic skills and knowledge, or completely incomprehensible writing. Performance is not acceptable.
NG
nil grade
Not enough information to assign a letter grade.
 

 

  • If the student fails with F and the Attendance is below 50% the grade NG will be assigned automatically.
  • If the student does not attend at least three lab sessions the grade NG will be assigned automatically.
  • If the student misses two exams (including the make up exam) the grade NG will be assigned automatically.

     

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

       I.         MIDTERM 1                               30 points (To be held in the Midterm Exam Period April 12-21, 2018)

     II.         LAB                                               5 points Experiments

(Makeup for Experiments 1&2 only will be held on May 14, 2018 from 09-12AM and 2:30-4:30PM)

    III.         MIDTERM 2                            15 points (To be held in the second midterm week, will be announced by deans office)

    IV.         LAB-EXAM                                10 points (To be held in the second midterm week, will be announced by deans office)

     V.         FINAL                                          40 points (To be held in the Final Exam Period June 01-09, 2018)

TOTAL                                        100 Points

IMPORTANT NOTES

Attendance:

Active participation to lectures is a must for successful completion of this course. If the student fails with F and the Attendance is below 50% automatically the grade NG will be assigned.

Make-up Exam:

Students having not attended the Midterm1, Midter2&Lab-Exam or Final Exam are entitled to enter the Make-up Exam to be held after the Final Exam period (time and place will be announced later). The student has the right to join the make-up exam for one of the counted exams without giving any explanation or excuse, where as students missing more than one of the counted exams must make application to the Department of Physics with their reports for excuses. The departmental board will decide about their case. Any student who misses two exams (including the make up exam) will be marked as NG.

Objections:

Graded exam papers will be available for inspection upon request. According to the regulations of the University, any objections or re-grade requests should be made within a week following the announcement of grades.

 

TEXTBOOK (REQUIRED*)

  • * David Halliday, Robert Resnick, and Jearl Walker, Principles of Physics, 10th Edition International Student Version ISBN: 978-1-118-23074-9
  • Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 9th Edition ISBN: 978-1133947271

 

COURSE SCHEDULE
WeekChapter(s) to be covered
1Chapter 1 – Measurement (Sections 1,2,3)
2Chapter 3 – Vectors (Sections 1,2,3)
3Chapter 2 – Motion Along A Straight Line (Sections 1,2,3,4,5)
4Chapter 4 – Motion in Two and Three Dimensions (Sections 1,2,3,4,5)
5Chapter 5 – Force and Motion-I (Sections 1,2,3)
6, 7Chapter 6 – Force and Motion-II (Sections 1,2,3)
8Chapter 7 – Kinetic Energy and Work (Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6)
8, 9Midterms
10Chapter 8 – Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy (Sections 1,2,3,4,5)
11Chapter 9 – Center of mass and Linear Momentum (Sections 1,2,3.4.5,6,7,8)
12Chapter 10 – Rotation (Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
13Chapter 11 – Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum (Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
14Chapter 12 – Equilibrium and Elasticity (Sections 1,2)
15Chapter 13 – Gravitation (Section 1)
 16-17Finals

 

LAB POLICIES

  • There will be five lab sessions throughout the semester. These will be scheduled during the time slots of the tutorial sessions. Please refer to the schedule (LAB DATES) which is going to be announced via Physics Department's web page for the specific date of each lab session. Note that students who do not attend at least three lab sessions will automatically get NG.

     
  • All the experiment scores of the fall semester of 2017-18 are going to be transferred to the spring semester of 2017-18. The repeating students can check their previous lab scores via EMU student portal. A repeating student, who is satisfied with her/his former experiment score is efficaciously exempted from the Labs. But, a repeating student, who is not satisfied with her/his former Lab score will have to attend all lab sessions of PHYS101.
  • All students must attend the Lab-exam!
  • LAB DATES: Will be announced via department's web site:  physics.emu.edu.tr

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

Cheating is copying from others or providing information, written or oral, to others. According to university by-laws, cheating is a serious academic dishonesty case punishable with disciplinary action including a letter of official warning and/or suspension from The University for up to one semester. Disciplinary action is recorded in student's file and may appear in transcripts.

PLEASE KEEP THIS COURSE SYLLABUS FOR REFERENCE AS IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

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Published Date
February 16, 2018