Semester: Fall 2017

Instructor: Ali Serpengüzel | SCI 119 – SCI 148 | MO WE B4

Lectures: ENG B11 | MO WE B3

Laboratory Coordinator: Nazmi Yılmaz | SCI 136 | MO TU B4

Laboratory: SCI Z34 | Mo-We B5

Assistant: Syed Sultan Shah Bukhari | SCI 147 | WE B4 | Muhammad Rehan Chaudhry | SCI 147 | WE B5 | Suat Kurt | SCI 147 | TH B5

Problem Session: ENG B20A | FR B5

Text Book: University Physics, Hugh D. Young and Roger A. Friedman 13th edition, Addison-Wesley (2011).

Recommended Books: Schaum’s Outline on College Physics, Bueche and Frederick, McGraw-Hill

Schaum’s Outline of Theory and Problems of Beginning Physics 1: Mechanics and Heat, Halperin and Alvin, McGraw-Hill.

The Physics Toolbox: A Survival Guide for Introductory Physics, K. A. Hubbard and D. M. Katz, Thomson (2001).

Science Librarian: Sina Mater | LIB 222 | MO-FR B4

Course schedule is given below.

Week, Date, Subject

Sept-ber 18 Introduction

Sept-ber 25 Equilibrium

Octo-ber 02 Elasticity

Octo-ber 09 Fluid Mechanics

Octo-ber 16 Fluid Mechanics

Octo-ber 23 Gravitation

Octo-ber 30 Periodic Motion

Nove-ber 06 Mechanical Waves

Nove-ber 13 Sound

Nove-ber 20 Hearing

Nove-ber 27 Temperature

Dece-ber 04 Heat

Dece-ber 11 Thermal Properties of Matter

Dece-ber 18 Laws of Thermodynamics

Laboratory Experiments:

Standing Waves on a String

Sound Waves in a Resonance Tube

Mechanics of Flow

Latent Heat of Vaporization

Heat Conduction in Metals

Stefan-Boltzmann Law

Course Description: 
Equilibrium and Elasticity, Mechanical Waves, Pressure Waves (sound) and Hearing, Electromagnetic Waves, Temperature and Heat, Thermal Properties of Matter, First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, Lab component.

Course Objective: 
The objective of this course is to teach the importance of physical knowledge as well as the experimental know how that goes along with it. Atomic, molecular, optical, nuclear, and particle physics lies at the very foundation of natural phenomena and every student of nature should master these topics before graduation.

Learning Outcomes:
The students are expected to learn mechanical waves and thermodynamics.

Teaching Method: 
There are two weekly face to face meetings. There are presentations and demonstrations. There is a problem and a labor session every other week.

Attendance: All students are required to attend classes, labor sessions and problem sessions. Even a university approved Medical Excused Absence or Dean of Student’s Excused Absence does not relieve you of this attendance requirement. Students who miss more than 1/3 of the classes (Excused or Unexcused) might receive an automatic F irrespective of their course average.

Labor Session: 
Come to the laboratory on time. You may not enter the labor session, if you are more than 15 minutes late. If you miss a laboratory experiment without an official excuse, your grade will be zero for that experiment. Come to the laboratory prepared. You should be familiar with the experiment, before you come to the laboratory. Do the necessary preliminary work, before you come to the laboratory.

Grading policy: two midterm examinations (25 % each), a final examination (25 %), and laboratory reports (25%). Makeup exams are very reluctantly given only with a university approved medical excuse, and if given, will always be harder then the original exams. Do not plan to take makeup exams. The date of the midterms and the final exams will be announced later. The laboratory reports are graded as follows: careful laboratory practice (5%), careful laboratory notebook keeping (10%), complete laboratory final report (10%). 10 steps to successful reports are given here. You will submit a final report for each experiment. You must complete this final report during the laboratory sessions.

Laboratory Note Book: 
The Laboratory Note Book is available at the bookstore. Every student should have one square ruled A4 size laboratory notebook. Bring your laboratory notebook to all the laboratory sessions. Students without a laboratory notebook will not be admitted to the laboratory. You will record with a pen (not a pencil) the schematics, the relevant parameters, your measurements in your laboratory notebook. You will have to date all the pages in the lab notebook during that particular experiment. After the experiment the used pages will be signed by you and the laboratory instructor.

Student Code of Conduct: 
Students should be familiar with the Koç University Student Code of Contact.