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 To teach the mathematical and conceptual tools such as coordinates and coordinate
transformations, matrices, three dimensional vector calculus with an eye to apply these to classical mechanics problems and provide the necessary concepts and tools that will be needed in later
courses. To teach the theoretical setting and limitations of Newton s laws and to apply Newton s laws at least to single particle systems. To teach energy, momentum, angular momentum concepts in a sufficient depth and formulation. To teach the simple applications of Newton s laws to many particle systems.
Course Content Kinematics, particle dynamics, one particle dynamics, Newton’s principles and vector mechanics, energy methods and vector-energy mixed methods, two Particle dynamics and center of mass frames, planetary motion, a short introduction to many particle dynamics.
Course Methods and Techniques
Prerequisites and co-requisities None
Course Coordinator None
Name of Lecturers Associate Prof.Dr. CEM ÇELEBİ
Assistants None
Work Placement(s) No

Recommended or Required Reading
Resources J.B. Marion, S.T. Thornton, "Classical Dynamics of particles and systems", Saunders College Pub., 1995
Classical Mechanics, T.W.B. Kibble, F.H. Berkshire Prentice-Hall, 1996
Theoretical Mechanics, T.C. Bradbury, John Willey & Sons, 1968.

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 0 % 0
Quizzes 0 % 0
Homeworks 0 % 0
Other activities 0 % 0
Laboratory works 0 % 0
Projects 0 % 0
Final examination 0 % 0
% 0

ECTS Allocated Based on Student Workload
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Course Learning Outcomes: Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
NoLearning Outcomes
1 To be able to do all three dimensional vectorial calculations and manipulations.
2 To be able to interprete position, velocity, acceleration concepts in Cartesian, plane polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates; at least, to be able to do coordinate transformations between Cartesian and polar coordinates.
3 To be able to discuss the Newton s laws and to be able to describe its limitations. To be able to use the Newton s laws to write the equations of motion for a single particle and for some simple systems of many particle systems and rigid bodies, to be able to solve them for relatively simple problems. Moreover, whenever necessary, to be able to use conservations laws in the solution of a mechanical problem.
4 To be able to write Newton s law of gravitation both for discrete and continuous systems, to be able to express gravitational field and potential.
5 To be able to apply Newton s laws to relatively simple systems with rotation and translation, to be able to write kinetic and potential energies in these cases.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTopicsStudy MaterialsMaterials
1 Cartesian coordinates, rotations
2 Vectors, unit vectors, matrices, vector operations.
3 Position, velocity, acceleration in Cartesian, polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates
4 Differentiation and integration of vectors, gradient, curl, Gauss and Stoke s theorems
5 Newton s laws, frames of reference, equation of motion for a particle,
6 Effects of retarding force, and other examples of dynamics
7 Conservation theorems
8 Simple harmonic oscillator, harmonic oscillation in two dimensions, phase diagrams
9 Damped oscillations
10 Sinusoidal driving forces, electric oscillations, Fourier series
11 Newton law of gravitation, gravitational potential, lines of force and equipotential surfaces
12 Ocean tides
13 Concept of variational calculus, Euler s equation
14 Euler equations with constraints, extension of Euler s equation to mechanics, Lagrange equations

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10
C1 4 4 0 4 1
C2 3 4 3 1
C3 4 4 4 2
C4 4 4 4 2
C5 4 4 4 2

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