# Physics I

Course Code : | 1002WETFYS |

Study domain: | Physics |

Academic year: | 2017-2018 |

Semester: | 1st/2nd semester |

Contact hours: | 88 |

Credits: | 9 |

Study load (hours): | 252 |

Contract restrictions: | No contract restriction |

Language of instruction: | Dutch |

Exam period: | exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester |

Lecturer(s) | Dirk Lamoen |

### 1. Prerequisites *

- competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

- English

- general knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet

specific prerequisites for this course

Students should have a good knowledge of basic mathematics (calculus, trigonometry, algebra,...).

### 2. Learning outcomes *

- Students should be familiar with the fundamental laws and basic concepts of physics.
- Students should be able to apply the laws of physics to solve problems.
- Students should be able to translate physical laws into mathematical formulas.
- Students should be able to translate physical problems into mathematical equations and have insight into the involved approximations.
- Students should be able to execute simple experiments and perform a systematic precision analysis of the measured quantities.
- Students should be able to use a book to study physics.

### 3. Course contents *

This course deals with Newtonian mechanics and its application to the motion of rigid bodies, fluids and gases. In a few occasions the comparison with quantum mechanics is made.The theory is illustrated with examples and classroom experiments. The necessary mathemathical tools are introduced during the lectures.

The following topics are considered :

kinematics, dynamics and statics : velocity and acceleration of points, Newton's laws, kinetic and potential energy, conservation of energy and linear momentum, gravitation, ....

hydrostatics and hydrodynamics : the concept of pressure, continuity equation, Bernoulli's equation, viscosity, surface tension, ...

oscillations and waves : harmonic oscillations, damped oscillations, forced oscillations, the phenomenon of resonance, standing and running waves, sound waves, Doppler effect, ...

### 4 International dimension*

The course has an international dimension.

### 5. Teaching method and planned learning activities

Personal work

### 6. Assessment method and criteria

Weekly laboratory experiments.

MasteringPhysics.

Examination

Continuous assessment

### 7. Study material *

#### 7.1 Required reading

"Physics for Scientists and Engineers (with Modern Physics),4th edition, D.C. Giancoli. Publisher : Pearson Education, Inc.

This book is accompanied by a code which gives access to the on-line system "Mastering Physics".

Never accept/buy a book without the code.

The book is available at the University copy service (Campus CGB).

**7.2 Optional reading**

The following study material can be studied voluntarily :"Physics for Scientists and Engineers, extended version",6th edition, P.A. Tipler and G. Mosca. Uitgegeven bij W.H.Freeman & Co.

### 8. Contact information *

D. Lamoen

EMAT, Departement Fysica, lokaal U413

Campus Groenenborger

Groenenborgerlaan 171

2020 Antwerpen

telefoon : 32-3-2653316

fax : 32-3-2653318

email : Dirk.Lamoen@uantwerpen.be