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Course outline for (103 Physics)  

 

Lecturer name: Mohammad Alduraibi   

 Office No : AA 77 (Building 4)         email: malduraibi@ksu.edu.sa

 Office hours:

            Saturday (1-2) p.m.  

Sunday (1-2) p.m.

 

The course content (Phys 103):

Dimensions, and units of physical quantities

One-dimensional motion with constant acceleration, freely falling objects

Introduction to vectors

Two dimensional motion, projectiles, uniform circular motion

Newton's laws of motion, Forces of friction, applications of Newton's laws

Energy and energy transfer: work done by a constant force, work done by a varying force, kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, elastic potential energy, conservation of energy, power.

Linear momentum and collisions: linear momentum and its conservation. Impulse and momentum. Collisions in one dimension. Two-dimensional collisions.

Rotation of a rigid object about a fixed axis: angular position, velocity, and acceleration. Rotational kinematics: rotational motion with constant angular acceleration. Rotational kinetic energy. Calculation of moments of inertia. Torque. Relationship between torque and angular acceleration. Work, power, and energy in rotational motion.

 

  

Reference books: 

 

English Ref:        Physics for Scientists and Engineers   6th Edition

Raymond A. Serway

Chapter

Title

Section

Hours

1

Physics and measurement

1.1, 1.4, 1.5

2

2

Motion in One Dimension

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6

4

3

Vectors

3.1--to--3.4

3

4

Motion in Two Dimensions

4.1--to--4.5

5

5

The Laws of Motion

5.1--to--5.8

5

6

Circular Motion and Other Applications of  Newton's Laws

6.1

2

7

Energy and Energy Transfer

7.2--to--7.8

5

8

Potential Energy

8.1--to--8.5

5

9

Linear Momentum and Collisions

9.1--to--9.4

5

10

Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis

10.1--to--10.8

6

 

   Arabic Ref:

الفيزياء العامة للجامعات (الميكانيكا(

تأليف: د. خضر محمد الشيباني ، د. أسامة أحمد العاني

 

 

Schedule of exams

Assessment

Week due

Proportion of Final Assessment

1

 

Exam I

)

2

 

Exam II

 

3

 

Final exam

40%

4

 

Class activities( presence -quizzes)

weekly

5

 

Lab work( lab reports and exams)

Weekly+ final exam after 10 weeks

 

                                                                                                    Total =100 marks

 

 Class activities: attendance - communication in class- reports on experimental work- quizzes. 

 

Student skills:

Knowledge: the student will obtain general physics knowledge (particularly, in classical mechanics) from various sources including text books, internet and the course instructor.

Cognitive and problem solving skills: student should try to solve physical problems; thus, they are expected to think about the physical phenomena, how to simplify the problems then how to solve them using suitable mathematical tools. In addition, the lab work can improve the students’ understanding of the physical laws and how to link them to our everyday life.

English language: this course is delivered in English and the main textbook is written in English that can improve the English language skills of students studying this course.

Communication Skills: Students are expected to work in groups (team working) to carry out the experimental part of this course and to write lab reports for each experiment. This lab work, in addition to the interaction between the students and the course instructor in order to solve some physical problems can improve their communication skills.

IT skills: Students need the Internet in order to obtain the course materials, which are posted on the webpage of the course instructor, and also to see some animations explaining physical phenomena. 

Interpersonal skills and responsibilities: attending the lectures of the course in addition to solving the problem given as homework can influence student to be punctual and to manage their time efficiently.