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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 :

Overall aims of the course are: • Enrich students’ knowledge about physical concepts of properties of matter, heat and thermodynamics. • Train student about properties of matter, heat and thermodynamics application related to electrical engineering.

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Physics 1

1) Properties of matter: Units in the SI system and conversion of units-Dimensions –Dimension analysis-Elastic Properties of Matter- 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- Venture meter- Torriccilli's law- viscosity – Poiseuille 's law- Viscous drag and Stoke's law. 2) Heat and thermodynamics: Zeroth Law of thermodynamics - Quality 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- List 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- Describe the stress, strain and different elastic moduli for elastic matter.
3- Define pressure inside fluid, identify buoyancy forces for floating and emerged solid object in fluids.
4- Describe the continuity and Bernoulli s’ equations for a laminar flow (Pilot tube Venturi meter – Torriccilli’s law).
5- Recognize the zeroth, first and second law of thermodynamics.
6- Recognize the reversible and irreversible processes Carnot cycle and Carnot engine.
7- Describe the governing laws of thermodynamics

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Think critically and analyze physical problems
2- Evaluate non measurable physical quantities that are not directly measurable.
3- Predict the action outcome of different bodies and systems.
4- Predict the appropriate volumes, areas, or contours that simplifies problems.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Apply Physical laws experimentally.
2- Measure the different physical parameters and perform experiments related to the properties of matter, thermodynamics and heat.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Work effectively in a team.
2- Communicate effectively.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Units and Dimensions 10 6 4
Elastic properties of Matter 10 6 4
Hydrostatics and Buoyancy Force 7 3 4
Hydrodynamics 7 3 4
Viscosity 7 3 4
Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics 7 3 4
First Law of Thermodynamics 7 3 4
Heat transfer Mechanics 11 3 8
Entropy and 2nd Law of thermodynamics 7 3 4
Heat processes 7 3 4
Reversible, Irreversible process 7 3 4
Carnot Cycle and Engine 7 3 4
Principles of heat engines and refrigeration 7 3 4

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Discussion
Problem solving
Experimental learning
Cooperative learning

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final exam 40.00
Lab 20.00
Mid-Term Exam 1 15.00
Mid-Term Exam 2 15.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Extended Principles of Physics David Halliday / Jearl Walker John Willey
Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics  Raymond A. Serway & John W. Jewett Brooks Cole

Course notes :

handout and notes

Recommended books :

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

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