sap course 1434124671

Course Code & Number:

PHYS 104

Course Title:

Introduction to Natural Sciences

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(2+0+2) 3 TEDU Credits, 5 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

The general principles of physics and chemistry. Measurement, motion, Newton's laws of motion, momentum, energy, work, power, heat, thermodynamics, waves, sound light, electricity, magnetism, and chemical principles. Understanding of the physical environment and be able to apply the scientific principles to observations experienced.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Grading: 

Midterm Exams - 50% 
Final Exam - 30% 
Quizes - 5% 
On-line Homeworks - 15%

Year of Study: 
Freshman
Semester: 
Spring
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. "Conceptual Physical Science 5/e", Hewitt, Suchocki, and Hewitt, Addison-Wesley 2012.
Computer Usage: 
The Mastering Physics (MP) online homework system will be used for graded homeworks. In order to do the online home-works, a student needs to buy the textbook with Student Access Kit from the TEDU Bookstore. (http://www.masteringphysics.com)
Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Convert the verbal description of a problem into the language of physics, sketch a diagram to analyze it in terms of the given physical quantities and those to be found.
2. Choose among the fundamental laws of physics, like Coulomb’s, Gauss’s, and Ampere’s laws, or Kirchhoff’s rules, expressed in mathematical equations that involve the physical quantities, appearing in the description of any given problem, and then solve (a) them for the unknowns.
3. Determine the correct number of significant figures for each parameter in the given problem; perform calculations using estimates of order of magnitudes, and carry out unit algebra.
4. Utilize the vector notation in order to separate the two or three dimensional problems into their components along different Cartesian directions and solve each independently.
5. Utilize differentiation and integration in terms of slope of a curve and area under a curve, respectively, in determining related physical quantities from each other, or in calculating derivative or integral of simple functions like polynomials.
6. Express verbally and in writing the concepts of physics, processes, and results in electricity and magnetism, effectively and competently.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Problem Solving
Inquiry
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Labrotary Work

Student Workload:

Hands-on Work
10
hrs
Quizzes /Homeworks
45
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
10
hrs
Midterm Exam 2
10
hrs
Final Exam
15
hrs
Report on a Topic
20
hrs

Prepared By:

Şinasi Ellialtıoğlu

Revised By:

teduadmin