General Physics I
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PHYS 121 – General Physics I 
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Methods of Instruction
Theor.
Appl.
Lab.
Total
Credit
ECTS Credit
42
14
16
68
(3 2 4)
9
Semester
Fall 2011 – 2012
Instructor
 Dumitru Baleanu
Schedule
Monday 9:40-11:30 (Fen-Edebiyat - Z06),
Tuesday 9:40 – 11:30 (Fen-Edebiyat - Z06),
Friday 9:40 – 11:30 (PHYS-LAB1)
Office Hours
Monday 16:40 - 17:30
Prerequisite
None
Catalog Description
Motion along a straight line. Vectors. Motion in two and three dimensions, circular motion. Newton’s laws of motion, force of friction. Kinetic energy and work. Potential energy and conservation of energy. Systems of particles, center of mass. Collisions, impulse and momentum. Rotation, rolling, inertia, torque and angular momentum. Static equilibrium. Gravitation.
Textbook
Fundamentals of Physics, 8th Edition, D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker
Evaluation Criteria
 
Number of
Percentages
Midterm Exams
2
40
Laboratory Work
6
15
Homework
10
10
Final Exam
1
35
Exam Dates
First Midterm Exam:      02 / 11/ 2011 Wednesday 17:40
 
Second Midterm Exam: 14 / 12 / 2011 Wednesday 17:40
 

 

Course Description Details
Week
Dates
Topics covered
1
26 Sep. –  30 Sept.
CH 1-CH 2   Measurement-Motion
2
3 Oct. – 7 Oct.
CH 3 Vectors
3
10 Oct. – 14 Oct.
CH 4 Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
4
17 Oct. – 21 Oct.
CH 5 Force and Motion I
5
24 Oct. – 28 Oct.
CH 6 Force and Motion II        
6
31 Oct. – 4 Nov.
CH 7 Kinetic Energy and Work
7
7 Nov. – 11 Nov.
National Holiday
8
14 Nov. – 18 Nov.
CH 8 Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
9
21 Nov. – 25 Nov.
CH 9 Center of Mass, Momentum
10
28 Nov. – 2 Dec.
CH 10 Rotation
11
5 Dec. – 9 Dec.
CH 11 Rolling, Torque, Angular Momentum
12
12 Dec. – 16 Dec.
Review - Midterm II
13
19 Dec. – 23 Dec.
CH 12 Equilibrium and Elasticity
14
26 Dec. – 30 Dec.
CH13 Gravitation
15
2 Jan. – 6 Jan.
Review