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Physics 1

  • Course Code :
    PHY 131
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    4.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Faculty of Engineering & Technology

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Area of Study :

The objective of this first physics course for the engineering students is to develop their ability to understand some special topics in classical physics, to analyze and logically solve problems of engineering applications based on these topics. On successful completion of this course, engineering student will be able to: 1.Know and understand old classical physics that is applied up to today. 2.Classify matter in its different states according to their elastic properties. 3.Have a basic knowledge of fluid statics and dynamics for basically fluids moving in a laminar stream line flow. 4.Solve problems of heat evolving different substances changing in state up to they reach thermal equilibrium. 5.Basic knowledge of heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation.

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Properties of Matter: Units in the SI system of units and conversion of units, Dimensions, Dimension analysis, Elastic Properties of Solids, Stress, Strain, Young's Modulus Shear modulus, Properties of Fluids, Pressure inside a fluid, Bulk Modulus, Buoyant Force, Hydrodynamics, Continuity equation for a laminar Flow, Bernoulli's equation, Pilot tube, Venturi meter, Torriccilli's Law, Viscosity, Poiseuille's law, viscous drag and Stoke's law. Heat and thermodynamics: Zeroth law of thermodynamics, Quantity of heat, First law of thermodynamics, Heat transfer mechanisms, Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics, Some one way processes, Reversible and irreversible processes, Carnot cycle and Carnot engine, The absolute temperature scale, Principles of heat engines and refrigeration.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Identify units in the SI system of units for the physical parameters used in this course and use dimensions and dimension analysis to find their physical laws.
2- Identify the stress, strain and different elastic modulus for elastic matter.
3- Define pressure inside fluid, identify buoyancy forces for floating and emerged solid object in fluids.
4- Deduce and apply the continuity and Bernoulli s’ equations for a laminar flow (Pilot tube – Venturi meter – Torriccilli’s s’ law).
5- Understand the zeroth, first and second law of thermodynamics.
6- Identify the reversible and irreversible processes Carnot cycle and Carnot engine.
7- Identify the basic knowledge of heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Deal with physical problems.
2- Think logically and creatively.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Gaining skills in identifying and using the different physical parameters related to this course, and perform experiments related to these topics.
2- Gaining skills in constructing the physical laws and be able to solve the physical problems.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Work effectively in team.
2- Develop skills related to creations thinking, problem solving , oral and written presentation, and team work.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Units and Dimensions 10 6 4
Entropy and 2nd Law of thermodynamics 10 6 4
Heat processes 6 2 4
Reversible, Irreversible process 6 2 4
Carnot Cycle and Engine 6 2 4
Principles of heat engines and refrigeration 6 2 4
Revision 6 2 4
Elastic properties of Matter 10 6 4
Hydrostatics 7 3 4
Hydrodynamics 7 3 4
Buoyancy Force 6 2 4
Viscosity 6 2 4
Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics 6 2 4
First Law of Thermodynamics 7 3 4
Heat transfer Mechanics 6 2 4

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Extended Principles of Physics David Halliday / Jearl Walker John Willey

Course notes :

handout and notes

Recommended books :

1.“College physics”, Giambattista and Richardson, Mac gramttill, 3rd edition, 2010. 2“Physics for scientists and engineers”, Serway, Thomson Brookes/Cok., 8th edition, 2011.

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