COURSE GOALS: Acquire knowledge and understanding of the Mechanics. Acquire operational knowledge from methods used to solve problems in Mechanics
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.1. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental laws of classical and modern physics;
1.2. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the most important physics theories (logical and mathematical structure, experimental support, described physical phenomena);
1.3. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic experimental methods, instruments and methods of experimental data processing in physics;
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2.1. identify and describe important aspects of a particular physical phenomenon or problem;
2.2. recognize and follow the logic of arguments, evaluate the adequacy of arguments and construct well supported arguments;
2.3. use mathematical methods to solve standard physics problems;
3. MAKING JUDGMENTS
3.1. develop a critical scientific attitude towards research in general, and in particular by learning to critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data;
4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
4.1. communicate effectively with pupils and colleagues;
4.2. present complex ideas clearly and concisely;
4.4. use the written and oral English language communication skills that are essential for pursuing a career in physics and education;
5. LEARNING SKILLS
5.1. search for and use professional literature as well as any other sources of relevant information;
5.2. remain informed of new developments and methods in physics and education;
5.3. develop a personal sense of responsibility for their professional advancement and development;
LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
Upon passing the course on Fundamentals of Physics, the student will be able to:
* use vector calculus in solving physics problems , specify the known systems of measurement units and connect them ;
* specify the basic physical quantities and use dimensional analysis
* demonstrate knowledge of the kinematics of motion in one , two and three dimensions
* identify and explain Newton's laws of motion and apply them in numerical problems ;
* explain the concepts of work , kinetic energy and derive the law of conservation of energy ;
* explain the concepts of momentum and impulse and apply them in the description of particle collisions
* demonstrate knowledge of kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies rotations and solve simple problems involving the rotation of a rigid body ;
* identify and explain Newton's law of Gravitation and Kepler's laws and apply them in the description of the Solar system
* explain the concept of hydrostatic pressure , derive the Continuity equation and Bernoulli equation and apply them in simple numerical examples in hydrostatics
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Lectures per weeks (15 weeks in total):
1. Units, Physical Quantities, and Vectors
2. Motion along a Straight Line
3. Motion in Two or Three Dimensions
4. Newton's Laws of Motion
5. Applying Newton's Laws
6. Work and Kinetic Energy
7. Potential Energy and Energy Conservation
8. Momentum, Impulse, and Collisions
9. Kinematics of Rotation of Rigid Bodies
1011) Dynamics of Rotational Motion
12) Newton's Law of Gravitation
13) Kepler's Laws
14) Hydrostatic pressure and Buoyancy
15) The Continuity Equation and Bernoulli's Equation
Exercises and seminars are following lectures by content.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
Students must solve 50% of the written exams (two times in the semester) and 50 % of homework which is available online.
GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
Grading and assessing the work of students during the semesters:
* Two written exams
* Home works
Grading at the end of semester:
* final oral exam
Contributions to the final grade:
* 10% of the grade is carried by the results of the home works
* 10% of the grade will be based on presence
* 40% of the grade is carried by the results of the two written exams
* the oral exam carries 40% of the grade.
