Course Information
SemesterCourse Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleL+PCreditNumber of ECTS Credits

Course Details
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Unit First Cycle
Department / Program PHYSICS
Mode of Delivery Face to Face
Type of Course Unit Compulsory
Objectives of the Course 1. Explain the fundamentals of oscillations and classify oscillation in different external conditions.
2. Describe waves and wave motion and analyze the applications for mechanical waves.
3. Describe reflection and refraction. Formulate the behavior of light for different optical elements.
4. Contrast wave and ray nature of light and apply the principles of wave motion to light.
Course Content Oscillations
Geometric Optics
Wave Optics
Course Methods and Techniques
Prerequisites and co-requisities None
Course Coordinator None
Name of Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi Evren Ataman
Assistants None
Work Placement(s) No

Recommended or Required Reading
Resources Vibrations and Waves - George C. King
Young and Freedman - University Physics with Modern Physics 15e
Halliday, Resnick, Walker - Fundamentals of Physics, Extended 10e

Course Category

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"

Assessment Methods and Criteria
In-Term Studies Quantity Percentage
Midterm exams 3 % 60
Quizzes 0 % 0
Homeworks 5 % 0
Other activities 0 % 0
Laboratory works 0 % 0
Projects 0 % 0
Final examination 1 % 40
% 100

ECTS Allocated Based on Student Workload
Activities Quantity Duration Total Work Load
Weekly Course Time 14 4 56
Outside Activities About Course (Attendance, Presentation, Midterm exam,Final exam, Quiz etc.) 5 3 15
Application (Homework, Reading, Self Study etc.) 14 2 28
Exams and Exam Preparations 4 18 72
Total Work Load   Number of ECTS Credits 6 171

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
NoLearning Outcomes
1 Describe the fundamental properties and applications of free, damped and forced oscillations and resonance.
2 Explain the fundamental properties of waves on a stretched string and be able to implement interactions with the medium such as propagation, reflection and transmission and with other waves such as interference.
3 Describe the properties of the sound waves. Identify the phenomena for interfering sound waves.
4 Distinguish the difference between wave and ray optics. Conceptualize reflection and refraction of light and index of refraction.
5 Identify optical elements and analyze image formation.
6 Apply the fundamental principles of wave motion to light and explain interference and diffraction of light waves.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTopicsStudy MaterialsMaterials
1 Description and definition of fundamental terms and concepts. A mass attached to a spring.
2 A mass attached to a string: simple pendulum. An object attached to a string: torsion pendulum. Oscillation of an object: physical pendulum. Damped oscillations.
3 Forced oscillations and resonance. Coupled oscillations, normal modes and beat phenomenon.
4 Midterm 1. Description of waves, wave motion and wave equation. Waves on a stretched string. Energy, power and intensity of the waves (on a stretched string).
5 Reflection and transmission of the waves (on stretched a string). The principle of superposition and interference of waves. Standing waves (on a stretched string) and resonance.
6 Sound waves. Speed of sound waves. Sound intensity.
7 Standing sound waves. Interference of sound waves, beat phenomenon. Doppler effect.
8 Shock waves. Midterm 2. Nature and history of light. Ray approximation.
9 Reflection and refraction of light rays and index of refraction. Huygens’ Principle. Dispersion of light. Total internal reflection.
10 Image formation by flat mirrors. Definition of magnification and sign convention for mirrors. Image formation by spherical mirrors.
11 Image formation by refraction, sign convention for refracting surfaces. Image formation by thin lenses.
12 Combination of thin lenses and lens aberrations. Camera & Human Eye. Midterm 3.
13 Young çift yarık deneyi. Yansıma nedeniyle faz değişimi. İnce filmlerde girişim. Kırınım.
14 Diffraction. Polarization of light waves.
15 Final 1st week
16 Final 2nd week

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10
C1 3 3 2 3 1 2
C2 3 2 1 3 1 2
C3 2 2 1 2 2 2
C4 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 1
C5 1 1 3 1 3 2 2 1
C6 3 3 2 1 2 1 2

Contribution: 0: Null 1:Slight 2:Moderate 3:Significant 4:Very Significant