INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Information Technologies
2016-2017

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
Medina Bandic, Lecturer Amra Mekić-Krejović, BSc Medina Bandic, Lecturer
[email protected] no email

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
Week
Topic
  1. Physics and Measurement
  2. Motion in One Dimension
  3. Vectors
  4. Motion in Two Dimensions
  5. The Laws of Motion
  6. Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton’s Laws
  7. Midterm Week
  8. Energy of a System
  9. Conservation of Energy
  10. Linear Momentum and Collisions
  11. Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis
  12. Angular Momentum
  13. Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
  14. Universal Gravitation
  15. Fluid Mechanics

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Physics and Measurement
  2. Motion in One Dimension
  3. Vectors
  4. Motion in Two Dimensions
  5. The Laws of Motion
  6. Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton’s Laws
  7. Midterm Week
  8. Energy of a System
  9. Conservation of Energy
  10. Linear Momentum and Collisions

  1. Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis
  2. Angular Momentum
  3. Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
  4. Universal Gravitation
  5. Fluid Mechanics

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Problem solving
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Quiz10
Homework10
Midterm Exam(s)30
Final Exam150
Total: 100
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
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14342
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
Midterm Examination (1 week)11.51.5
Final Examination(1 week)11.51.5
Preparation for Midterm Examination188
Preparation for Final Examination188
Assignment / Homework/ Project111
Seminar / Presentation10.250.25
Total Workload: 90.25
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 4