Description of Individual Course Units
 Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Unit Year of Study Semester Number of ECTS Credits 182001601104 BASIC PHYSICS Elective 1 1 3
Level of Course Unit
Short Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The first year is the basic course for Newtonian mechanics and fluid mechanics for students. The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the principles and basic laws of Newtonian mechanics and to teach them how to apply them to the physical events that occur in daily life. It also prepares students for other high-level physics courses. This course should be taken at the same time as the laboratory condition.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Ramazan Topkaya
Learning Outcomes
 1 At the end of this course, students should be able to describe the basic concepts and principles of mechanics and use them to solve related problems. 2 Be able to perform basic experiments related to mechanics, collect and interpret data and make presentations, 3 To be able to think critically, logically and analytically in daily life, 4 Apply the principles of classical mechanics to the real world, 5 To be able to follow important new discoveries and technological developments in physics,
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Physics and measurement; Motion in one dimension; Vectors; Motion in two dimensions; Movement laws; Circular motion and other applications of Newton's laws; Energy and energy transfer; Potential energy; Linear momentum and collisions; Rotation of the rigid body around the stationary axis; Angular momentum; Static stability and flexibility.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
 Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory 1 Physical Quantities and Vectors Guided problem solving 2 Motion in One Dimension Guided problem solving 3 Motion in Two Dimensions Guided problem solving 4 Laws of Motion Guided problem solving 5 Applications of Newton's Laws Guided problem solving 6 Work and Kinetic Energy Guided problem solving 7 Midterm 8 Potential Energy Guided problem solving 9 Momentum, Collision Guided problem solving 10 Rotational Motion of Solid Bodies Guided problem solving 11 Dynamics of Rotational Motion Guided problem solving 12 Static Balance and Flexibility Guided problem solving 13 Vibrational Motion Guided problem solving 14 General evaluation and final exam preparation
1. Raymond A. Serway, John W., (1995). “Fen ve Mühendislik için Fizik”, Palme Yayıncılık. 2. Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman, (2007) “Üniversite Fiziği”, Pearson Education Yayıncılık. 3. David Halliday, Robert Resnick, (2008). “ Fiziğin Temeller”, Wiley
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
 Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Weight Midterm Examination 1 100 SUM 100 End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Weight Final Examination 1 100 SUM 100 Term (or Year) Learning Activities 40 End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities 60 SUM 100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None