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.
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