Course Information
TitleΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΗ / Mechanic
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorPhilomela Komninou
Course ID600021634

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2022

Registered students: 159
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course118

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2021
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
- Introductory knowledge of differential, integral and vector calculus.
Learning Outcomes
- Learn the fundamental principles of Classical Mechanics using vector and differential calculus. - Comprehend the coupling of the basic concepts of Mechanics with the physical phenomena of everyday life. - 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. 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. 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
  • Multimedia
  • 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
Course Organization
Student Assessment
- Midterm written exam comprised of multiple choice questions and problem solving, offering a 20% bonus on the final grade of the course, provided that the final grade is at least 5 out of 10 (optional). - Final written exam comprised of extended answer questions and problem solving on the entire teaching material of the course (compulsory).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- Φυσική. Εισαγωγή στη Μηχανική, Κυριάκος Δημήτρης, Καρακώστας Θεόδωρος, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 22766907 - Φυσική: Βασικές αρχές, Halliday David, Resnick Robert, Walker Jearl, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 102075353 - ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΗ, DANIEL KLEPPNER, ROBERT KOLENKOW, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 77108691 - Πανεπιστημιακή φυσική με σύγχρονη φυσική, Young H., Freedman R., Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 112690832
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