# Physics I (Mechanics)

 Title ΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΦΥΣΙΚΗ Ι (Μηχανική) / Physics I (Mechanics) Code ΓΘΥ201 Faculty Sciences School Physics Cycle / Level 1st / Undergraduate Teaching Period Winter Coordinator Philomela Komninou Common No Status Active Course ID 40002842

 Academic Year 2020 – 2021 Class Period Winter Faculty Instructors Georgios Dimitrakopulos 26hrs Thomas Kehagias 39hrs Iosif Kioseoglou 26hrs Philomela Komninou 39hrs Eleni Pavlidou 33hrs Nikolaos Vouroutzis 33hrs Weekly Hours 5 Class ID 600178204
Course Type 2016-2020
• Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
• Distance learning
Language of Instruction
• Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
- To learn the fundamental principles of Classical Mechanics using vector and differential calculus. - To comprehend the coupling of the basic concepts of Mechanics with everyday life. - To get familiarized with solving complex exercises and problems of Mechanics.
General Competences
• Apply knowledge in practice
• Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
• Make decisions
• Work autonomously
• Be critical and self-critical
• Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Units and Vectors: Standards and units. Dimensions. Vectors. The unit vector. The position vector. Components of a vector. Scalar and vector products. Types of vectors. The derivative of a vector. Problems. Motion of a Particle: Rectilinear motion. Average and instantaneous velocity, acceleration. Motion in a plane. Physical coordinates. General motion in space. Coordinate systems. Motion of a projectile. Circular motion. Examples – Problems. Forces and Motion: The concept of force. Fields of forces. The Newton’s laws of motion. Universal gravitation. Inertial and gravitational mass. Friction. Balance. Motion under the influence of forces. Examples – Problems. Frames of Reference: Relative velocity. Galilean transformation. Inertial and accelerated frames of reference. Inertial forces. Relativity and Equivalence principles. Motion in a rotating frame of reference. Centrifugal and Coriolis forces. Examples – Problems. Energy and Conservation Laws: Impulse. Energy. Work. Conservative forces. Kinetic energy. Potential energy. Power. Linear momentum. Angular momentum and torque. Conservation laws. Kepler’s laws. Examples – Problems. Motion of Systems: Mechanical system of particles. Internal and external forces. Internal energy. Center of mass. Center of mass frame of reference. Momentum, energy and angular momentum of a system. Collisions. Systems of variable mass. Examples – Problems. Mechanical Oscillations: The simple harmonic oscillator. Equation and energy of the simple harmonic motion. The pendulum. Damped harmonic oscillations. Forced harmonic oscillations. Resonance of energy and amplitude. Examples – Problems.
Educational Material Types
• 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
Course Organization
Lectures129
Tutorial78
Written assigments30
Exams3
Total240
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
• Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
• Written Assignment (Formative)
• Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1)PHYSICS-INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICS, D. Kyriakos, Th. Karakostas, ZITI (ed.), 1998, Thessaloniki, Greece [22766907] 2)PHYSICS-VOLUME I (Translated in Greek), Halliday D., Resnick R., Krane K.S., G. & A. Pneumatikos (eds.), 2009, Athens, Greece [6771]