Physics I

Course Code :1002WETFYS
Study domain:Physics
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Contact hours:88
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

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, ...