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PHYS 105 (General Physics for Architects)

Credit Hours: 3



1)  Mechanics:

-       Basic Quantities, SI Units, Dimensional Analysis.

-       Vector And Scalar Quantities, Properties of Vectors, Components of A vector.

-     Motion in One Dimension:

Displacement, Velocity, Speed,  Acceleration, One-Dimensional Motion with Constant Acceleration (Kinematic Equations), Freely Falling Objects.

-       Newton’s Laws of Motion, The Force of Gravity And Weight, Some Applications of Newton’s Laws, Forces of Friction.

-       Work, Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, Power, The Law of Conservation of  Energy, Conservative And Nonconservative Forces,  .

2) Mechanical Properties of Matter:

 - Elasticity: Hooke’s Law, Stress & Strain, Young’s Modulus, Shear    Modulus, Bulk Modulus.

 - Fluid Mechanics: Density & Relative Density, Pressure, Pascal’s Law, Laminar & Turbulent Flow, The Ideal Fluid, The Equation of Continuity, Bernoulli’s Equation, Applications of Bernoulli’s Equation


3) Heat:

 - Temperature: The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics, Temperature Scales, Thermometers.

-   Quantity of Heat: The Mechanical Equivalent of Heat, Heat Capacity, Specific Heat, Newton’s Law of Cooling, Latent Heat of Fusion, Latent Heat of Vaporization, Thermal Expansion.


- Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Perfectly Black Body. Stefan’s Law.


Text Book:

"University Physics: Mechanics, Mechanical Properties of Matter & Heat".  (In Arabic)

K.M.Alshibani & O.A.Elani

 Publisher: Alkhraiji Publishing House, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (2003)


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