Applied Physics (PHME1012)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Recommended Book(s)

  1. Sears And Zemansky’s University Physics: Volume 1 – Mechanics, 12th Edition, Hugh D. Young & Roger A. Freedman
  2. Sears And Zemansky’s University Physics: Volume 2 – Electricity And Magnetism, 12th Edition, Hugh D. Young & Roger A. Freedman.     

Reference Book(s)

Physics By Resnick, Halliday And Krane: Volume 1 – 4th Edition

Course Objectives

Physics is the study of how the world works. This course provides an introduction to the physical world concepts that will be required in following Mechanical Engineering courses and in professional applications. The course objectives are as follows: 1. Working knowledge of fundamental physics and basic electrical and mechanical engineering principles to include advanced knowledge in one or more engineering disciplines. 2. The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering physics problems. 3. The ability to formulate, conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments in engineering physics

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

At the end of this course, the students will be able to:

CLO-1: Comprehend the fundamental laws of physics relevant to the engineering sciences (i.e. mechanical, electrical engineering etc.). (C1)

CLO-2: Apply knowledge of basic physical laws to solve various problems of applied nature. (C3)

CLO-3: Analyze different physical problems using the laws of physics from different areas like mechanics and thermodynamics. (C4)

Course Contents

Session 1, 2 – Units and Physical Quantities: Chapter 1. Young & Freedman

  • Introduction
  • What is physics
  • The Nature of Physics
  • Solving Physics Problems
  • Standards and Units
  • Unit Consistency and Conversions
  • Vectors and Vector Addition
  • Components of Vectors
  • Unit Vectors
  • Product of Vectors
    • Scalar Product
    • Vector Product

 

Session 3, 4 –Motion in a Straight Line: Chapter 2. Young & Freedman

  • Displacement, Time and Average Velocity
  • Instantaneous Velocity
  • Average and Instantaneous Acceleration
  • Motion with Constant Acceleration
  • Free Falling Bodies

 

Session 5, 6 – Motion in 2 and 3 Dimensions: Chapter 3. Young & Freedman

  • Position and Velocity Vectors
  • Acceleration Vector
  • Motion in a Circle
  • Relative Velocity

 

Session 7, 8 – Newton’s Law of Motion & Their Application: Chapter 4, 5: Young & Freedman

  • Force and Interactions
  • Newton’s First Law
  • Newton’s Second Law
  • Newton’s Third Law
  • Mass and Weight
  • Free Body Diagram
  • Particles in Equilibrium
  • Dynamics of Particles
  • Frictional Forces
  • Dynamics of Circular Motion

 

Session 9, 10 – Work, Energy and Energy Conservation: Chapter 6, 7: Young & Freedman

  • Work
  • Kinetic Energy and Work-Energy Theorem
  • Work and Energy with Varying Forces
  • Power
  • Gravitational Potential Energy
  • Elastic Potential Energy
  • Conservative and Non-Conservative Forces
  • Force and Potential Energy
  • Energy Diagrams

 

Session 11, 12 – Fluid Mechanics: Chapter 14.  Young & Freedman

  • Density
  • Pressure in a Fluid
  • Buoyancy
  • Fluid Flow
  • Bernoulli’s Equation
  • Viscosity & Turbulence

 

Session 13, 14 – Temperature, Heat and Thermal Properties of Matter: Chapter 17, 18. Young & Freedman

  • Temperature and Thermal Equilibrium
  • Thermometers and Temperature Scales
  • Gas Thermometers and the Kelvin Scale
  • Thermal Expansion
  • Quantity of Heat
  • Mechanisms of Heat Transfer
  • Equation of State
  • Kinetic Molecular Model of an Ideal Gas
  • Heat Capacities
  • Phases of Matter

 

Session 15, 16 – First Law of Thermodynamics: Chapter 19. Young & Freedman

  • Thermodynamic System
  • Internal Energy & First Law
  • Kinds of Thermodynamic Processes
  • Internal Energy of an Ideal Gas
  • Heat Capacities of an Ideal Gas
  • Adiabatic Process of an Ideal gas

Session 17, 18 – First Law of Thermodynamics: Chapter 20. Young & Freedman

  • Direction of Thermodynamic Process
  • Heat Engine
  • I-C Engine
  • Refrigerator
  • The Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • The Carnot Cycle
  • Entropy

 

Session 19, 20 – Waves and Sound: Chapter 15, 16. Young & Freedman

  • Types of Mechanical Waves
  • Periodic Waves
  • Mathematical Description of a Wave
  • Standing Waves on a String
  • Sound Waves
  • Speed of Sound Waves
  • Doppler Effect and Sonic Boom

 

Session 21 – Optics (Interference and Diffraction): Chapter 35, 36. Young & Freedman

  • Interference and Coherent Sources
  • Interference in Thin Films
  • Diffraction Grating

 

Session 22 – Modern Physics: Chapter 43. Young & Freedman

  • Atomic Structure, Zeeman Effect
  • Properties of Nuclei
  • Nuclear Reactions

 

Session 23, 24 – Electric Charge and Electric Field: Chapter 21. Young & Freedman

  • Electric Charge
  • Conductors, Insulators and Induced Charges
  • Coulomb’s Law

 

Session 25, 26 – Gauss’s Law: Chapter 22. Young & Freedman

  • Electric Field and Electric Forces
  • Charge and Electric Flux
  • Gauss’s Law
  • Application of Gauss’s Law

 

Session 27, 28 – Capacitors and Dielectrics: Chapter 24. Young & Freedman

  • Capacitors and Capacitance
  • Capacitors in Series and Parallel
  • Dielectrics

 

Session 29, 30 – Current, Resistivity, Resistors: Chapter 25. Young & Freedman

  • Current
  • Resistivity
  • Resistance and Resistors
  • Symbols for Circuit Diagrams
  • Resistors in Series and Parallel

 

Session 31, 32 – Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces: Chapter 27. Young & Freedman

  • Magnetism
  • Magnetic Field
  • Magnetic Force on Current Carrying Conductor
  • DC Motors

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes

CLOs/PLOs

CLO:1

CLO:2

CLO:3

PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)

 

 

 

PLO:2 (Problem Analysis)

 

 

 

PLO:3 (Design Development of Solutions)

 

 

 

PLO:4 (Investigation)

 

 

 

PLO:5 (Modern Tool Usage)

 

 

 

PLO:6 (Engineer & Society)

 

 

 

PLO:7 (Environment and Sustainability)

 

 

 

PLO:8 (Ethics)

 

 

 

PLO:9 (Individual & Team Work)

 

 

 

PLO:10 (Communication)

 

 

 

PLO:11 (Project Management)

 

 

 

PLO:12 (Life Long Learning)

 

 

 

Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

Assessment Modules \ CLOs

CLO:1

CLO:2

CLO:3

Assignments (10%)

 

 

 

Quizzes (15%)

 

 

 

Class participation           (5%)

 

 

 

Midterm Exam (20%)

 

 

 

Final Exam (50%)