Course Information
TitleΦΥΣΙΚΗ / Physics
CodeGGP 102Y
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKonstantinos Papazachos
Course ID40001768

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Background
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1) Familiarization with the basic principles of vector calculus, units in Physics and fundamental physical quantities. 2) Improving previous knowledge on kinematics and Newtonian dynamics 3) Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (stress, deformation, elastic moduli), and basic principles of fluid physics, as a prerequisite for the relevant Geology disciplines (e.g. Geophysics, Tectonics, Hydrogeology, Meteorology, Engineering Geology, etc.) 4) Understanding of the basic principles of electric field and electric current 5) Introduction in the basic principles and properties of the magnetic field 6) Introduction in the basic physical quantities of wave propagation and optics (harmonic vibrations, electromagnetic waves, light).
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
Mechanics Units, Physical Quantities, Vectors, Newton's Laws, Work and kinetic energy, Dynamic energy (gravitational, elastic), Stress, Deformation and elasticity measures, Elasticity and plasticity, Density, Hydrostatic pressure, Pascal’s principle, Fluid Pressure Electromagnetism Electric Field and Electric Charge, Electric Potential, Electric potential energy, Current, Specific Electrical resistivity, Electrical resistivity, Magnetism and Magnetic Field Waves and optics Simple Harmonic Motions (Frequency, Period, Harmonic Oscillations), Harmonic Waves, Acoustic Waves, Acoustic Wave Speed, Sinusoidal Electromagnetic Waves, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Light (Nature of Light, Reflection and Refraction, Polarization)
Physics, Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Motion, Work, Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, Newton’s laws, Elasticity theory, Deformation, Electric current, Electric field, Electric potential, Electric current, Magnetic field, Harmonic vibrations, Electromagnetic waves, Acoustic waves, Light
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page, as well as the E-Learning and Opencourses platform of the Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki 2) The teacher communicates with students through email and Facebook 3) The teacher/class evaluation is performed by the students through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment50.2
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Πανεπιστημιακή φυσική με σύγχρονη φυσική, Young H., Freedman R. 2. Φυσική (Ενιαίο), Halliday David, Resnick Robert, Walker Jearl, Παπανικόλας Κ. (Γενική Επιμέλεια), Τζαμτζής Γ. (Συντονισμός), Καραμπαρμπούνης Α., Κοέν Σ., Σπυράκης Π., Στυλιάρης Ε., Τζανετάκης Π. (επιμ.) Λ 3. ΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΓΙΑ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΟΥΣ: ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΗ, ΤΑΛΑΝΤΩΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΑ ΚΥΜΑΤΑ, ΘΕΡΜΟΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗ, ΣΧΕΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ, RAYMOND A. SERWAY, JOHN W. JEWETT
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