INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Information Technologies
20162017
SYLLABUS 
Code 
Name 
Level 
Year 
Semester 
PHY 101 
General Physics I 
Undergraduate 
1 
Fall 
Status 
Number of ECTS Credits 
Class Hours Per Week 
Total Hours Per Semester 
Language 
Compulsory 
6 
3 + 2 
90.25 
English 
Instructor 
Assistant 
Coordinator 
Nejra Beganović, Assist. Prof. Dr. 
Amra MekićKrejović, BSc 
Nejra Beganović, Assist. Prof. Dr. 
[email protected] 

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Measurement and units, vectors, Kinematics, Dynamics, Work and energy, Momentum and collisions, Rotational motion, Equilibrium, Harmonic motion. 
COURSE OBJECTIVE 
The major objectives of this course are for students to learn the fundamental principles of classical mechanics, to develop solid and systematic problem solving skills, and to lay the foundations for further studies in physics, physical sciences, and engineering. 
COURSE CONTENT 
 Physics and Measurement
 Motion in One Dimension
 Vectors
 Motion in Two Dimensions
 The Laws of Motion
 Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton’s Laws
 Midterm Week
 Energy of a System
 Conservation of Energy
 Linear Momentum and Collisions
 Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis
 Angular Momentum
 Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
 Universal Gravitation
 Fluid Mechanics

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN 
 Physics and Measurement
 Motion in One Dimension
 Vectors
 Motion in Two Dimensions
 The Laws of Motion
 Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton’s Laws
 Midterm Week
 Energy of a System
 Conservation of Energy
 Linear Momentum and Collisions

 Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis
 Angular Momentum
 Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
 Universal Gravitation
 Fluid Mechanics

Description 
 Interactive Lectures
 Practical Sessions
 Excersises
 Presentation
 Discussions and group work
 Problem solving
 Assignments

Description (%) 
Quiz   10  Homework   10  Midterm Exam(s)   30  Final Exam  1  50 

Learning outcomes 
 Be able to use dimensional analysis to evaluate answers and make order of magnitude estimates.
 Be able to distinguish scalar from vector quantities and apply vector analysis in different contexts.
 Be able to apply the kinematic equations of motion to solve problems where constant acceleration applies.
 Be able to apply Newton
 Be able to recognize the principles of energu and momentun conservations in the natural world and apply them to problems.
 Be able to explain the origin of energy and momentum conservation as well as recognize these principles in the natural world and apply them to problems.
 Be able to apply Newton

TEXTBOOK(S) 
 Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Serway and Jewett (9th Edition)

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD 
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)  14  3  42  Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)  14  2  28  Midterm Examination (1 week)  1  1.5  1.5  Final Examination(1 week)  1  1.5  1.5  Preparation for Midterm Examination  1  8  8  Preparation for Final Examination  1  8  8  Assignment / Homework/ Project  1  1  1  Seminar / Presentation  1  0.25  0.25 
