Course Title : Physics |
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Code | Course Type |
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Credits | ECTS | |

CMP 117-1 | A | -1 | 3 | 1 | 0 | 3.50 | 5 | |

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Description | The "Physics Course" is extended over one semester and aims to meet the requirements of every scientific and engineering discipline, for knowledge of physics. During the course special attention is dedicated to understanding the basic principles that guide general phenomena of nature. | |||||||

Objectives | The main objective of the course is to prepare students with basic knowledge of physics. Explaining the strong connection that physics has with engineering disciplines. The course aims to enable students to study high-level scientific and engineering disciplines. | |||||||

Course Outline | ||||||||

Week | Topics | |||||||

1 | Electrical field: Electric charge. Electrical field of a discrete charge distributions. Conductors and isolators. Coulomb's law. Electric field. Electric field lines. Motion of Point Charges in Electric Fields. pg. 1-26 | |||||||

2 | Electric field of a continuous charge distribution: Calculation of the electric field through Coulomb's law. Gauss theorem. Calculation of electric field intensity by Gauss theorem. pg. 34-58 | |||||||

3 | Electric field of a continuous charge distributions. Charges and fields on conductor surfaces. Equivalence of Gauss law with Coulomb law in electrostatics. pg. 60-68 Electrical potential: Potential difference. Potential due to a system of point charges. pg. 77-81 | |||||||

4 | Electric potential: Calculation of electric field by potential. Calculations of V for continuous charge distributions. Equipotential surfaces. Electrostatic potential energy. pg. 81-100 | |||||||

5 | Electrical capacity. Capacitance. Flat capacitor, cylindrical capacitor. Dielectrics, The storage of electrical energy. Combination of capacitors. pg. 110-129 | |||||||

6 | Electric current. Current and the Motion of Charges. Resistance and Ohm's Law. Energy in Electric Circuits. Combination of resistors. pg. 141-166 | |||||||

7 | Midterm exam | |||||||

8 | DC circuits. Kirchhoff's Rules. RC circuits. Ammeters, voltmeters and ohmmeters. pg. 175-201 | |||||||

9 | Magnetic field. The force exerted by a magnetic field. Motion of a point charge in a magnetic field. Torques on current loops and magnets. Hall effect. pg. 213-238 | |||||||

10 | Magnetic field sources: The magnetic Field of moving point charges. The magnetic field of currents, the Biot-Savart law. Gauss's law of magnetism. Ampere's law. Magnetism in matter. pg. 247-269 | |||||||

11 | Magnetic induction: Magnetic flux. Induced EMF and Faraday's Law. Lens Law. Motional EMF. Eddy currents. Inductance. pg. 279-301 | |||||||

12 | Magnetic induction: Magnetic energy. Circuits RL. pg. 301-306 AC circuits. Alternating current in a resistor. Alternating currents in inductors and capacitors. pg. 343-350 | |||||||

13 | AC circuits. Rotational vectors. LC and RLC circuits without generator. The RLC circuits with a generator. The ideal transformers. pg. 353-375 | |||||||

14 | Maxwell equations and electromagnetic Waves: Displacement current. Maxwell's equations. Wave equation of electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic radiation. pg. 386-406 | |||||||

15 | Properties of light: Speed of light. Light scattering. Huygens principle. Reflection and refraction. Polarization. Laws of reflection and refraction. pg. 415-442 | |||||||

16 | Final Exam | |||||||

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Learning Outcomes and Competences | ||||||||

1 | Students should have a general knowledge of the basic principles of physics and how they are applied in engineering disciplines | |||||||

2 | Students must demonstrate skills in using the scientific method to understand and explain physical concepts | |||||||

3 | Students should be able to analyze mechanical systems with different approaches | |||||||

4 | Students must solve a variety of physical problems, systematically, logically and quantitatively, using appropriate mathematical techniques | |||||||

Course Evaluation Methods | ||||||||

In-term studies | Quantity | Percentage | ||||||

Midterms | 1 | 30 | ||||||

Quizzes | 0 | 0 | ||||||

Projects | 1 | 15 | ||||||

Term Projects | 0 | 0 | ||||||

Laboratory | 0 | 0 | ||||||

Attendance | 1 | 10 | ||||||

Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade | 55 | |||||||

Contribution of final examination to overall grade | 45 | |||||||

Total | 100 | |||||||

ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload | ||||||||

Activities | Quantity | Duration (hours) |
Total Workload (hours) |
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Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) | 16 | 4 | 64 | |||||

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) | 14 | 4 | 56 | |||||

Assignments | 1 | 0 | 0 | |||||

Midterms | 1 | 0 | 0 | |||||

Final examination | 1 | 4 | 4 | |||||

Other | 0 | 0 | 0 | |||||

Total Work Load | 124 | |||||||

Total Work Load / 25 (hours) | 4.96 | |||||||

ECTS | 5 |

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