Course Code NME491
Semester 7
Category Optional
Points 3
ECTS Units 5
Recommended Reading

“Conceptual Physics” P. G. Hewitt. Addison Wesley Longman. 2002.

«University Physics, Vol.I» H.D. Young, Addison-Wesley Pub. Co. 1992.

Fundamental University Physics. Alonso – Finn. Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.

“Physics” Resnick, Halliday, Krane, (4th ed.) John Wiley & Sons, Inc. N.Y. (1992).

Course Description

Demonstration experiments in Mechanics & Heat. Especially:

Conservation of mechanical energy. Principal axes of inertia. Rotation of a body about principal axes. Role of inertia in rotation. Degree of stability.

Fundamental law of rotational motion. Angular momentum – conservation of angular momentum. Gyroscopes, Precession & Nutation.

Oscillations. Free and forced oscillations – resonance. Addition of oscillations. Beats. Lissajous figures.

Waves & standing waves. Wave phenomena.

Elasticity & Hardness. Friction. Collisions. Non inertial reference frames (centrifugal & Coriolis forces).

Hydrostatics. Aerostatics. Surface tension, capillary phenomena. Barometric formula. Magdeburg hemispheres. Boyle Mariotte law.

Hydrodynamics – Aerodynamics (Continuity Law, & Bernoulli’s law). Applications. Poiseuille’s law. Vortices.

Heat. Thermometers. Dimensional changes with temperature. Phase transitions. Thermal conductivity. Heat transfer. Absorption and emission of radiation.