Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
FİZ161PHYSICS ICompulsory113
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach the basic concepts and principles of Newtonian Physics, and to show some interesting applications in the real world.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Metin Bilge,Özgür Masalcı,Mehmet Göz
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to understand the basic concepts and principles of physics.
2Being able to have an ability of asking and thinking about physics subjects.
3Being able to learn the aplications of physics in daily life.
4Being able to comprehend the features of new physical phenomena occuring as a result of technological developments.
5Being able to formulate and interpret the data which are belong to physical properties
6Being able to have a skill about the problem solving.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Dimension and Unit, Motion in One Dimension, Vectors, Motion in Two Dimensions, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Circular Motion, Work and Energy, Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy, Linear Momentum and Collision, Rotational Motion of a Rigid Body
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Standards of Length, Mass and Time, Dimensional Analysis, Conversion of Units, Significant Figures, The Displacement, Average Velocity and Speed, Instantaneous Velocity, Instantaneous Speed
2Acceleration, Motion with Constant Acceleration in One Dimension, Freely Falling Bodies
3Coordinate Systems, Vectors and Scalars, Some Properties of Vectors, Components of a Vector and Unit Vectors, The Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration in Two Dimensions, Motion with Constant Acceleration in Two Dimensions
4Projectile Motion, Uniform Circular Motion, Tangential and Radial Acceleration, Relative Velocity and Relative Acceleration
5The Concept of Force, Newton’s First Law and Inertial Frames, Mass, Newton’s Second Law, Gravitational Force and Weight, Newton’s Third Law, Some Applications of Newton’s Laws, Friction Force
6Application of Newton’s Second Law to Uniform Circular Motion, Nonuniform Circular Motion
7Motion in Accelerating Frames, Motion under Damping Forces, Work Done by a Constant Force
8Midterm Exam
9The Scalar Product of Two Vectors, Work Done by a Varying Force, Kinetic Energy and Work-Kinetic Energy Theorem, Power
10Potential Energy, Conservative and Nonconservative Forces, Conservative Forces and Potential Energy, Conservation of Mechanical Energy, Work Done by Nonconservative Forces, Relation between Conservative Force and Energy
11Linear Momentum and Its Conservation, Impulse and Linear Momentum
12Collisions, Elastic and Inelastic Collisions in One Dimension, Collisions in Two Dimensions
13The Center of Mass, Motion of a System of Particles, Rocket Motion
14Angular Displacement, Angular Velocity and Angular Acceleration, Rotational Motion with a Constant Angular Acceleration, Relationships Between Angular and Linear Quantities, Rotational Energy, Calculations of Moments of Inertia
15Torque, Relation Between Tork and Angular Acceleration, Work and Energy in Rotational Motion
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Course Book(s): R. A. Serway and R. J. Beichner, Physics-I for Scientists and Engineers, Saunders College Publishing,2000 (5.Edition). Helper Book(s): 1. H.D.Young and R.A.Freedman, University Physics-I, Pearson, Addison Wesley,2008(12. Edition). 2.D.Halliday,R.Resnick,J.Walker, Fundamentals of Physics-I, John Wiley&Sons,INC,2005 (6.Edition)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Problem Solving14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO1 5   4
LO25 4   
LO3    55
LO4    55
LO65  3  
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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