Code PHYS 401
Term 201801
Title Classical Mechanics
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Physics(PHYS)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Mehmet Zafer Gedik gedik@sabanciuniv.edu,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
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Mode of Delivery Formal lecture
Planned Learning Activities Discussion based learning
Content

Generalized coordinates, Hamilton's principle, Euler- Lagrange equations, conservation laws, integration of the equations of motion, Kepler's problem, collisions, small oscillations, kinematics and dynamics of rigid body motion, Hamilton's equations, canonical transformations and Poisson brackets, Liouville's theorem, Hamilton-Jacobi equation, Special Relativity

Objective

After a brief mathematical background, the course aims presentation of basic techniques for analysis of mechanics systems.

Learning Outcome

The student will be able to write down equations of motion for a given mechanical system and solve them.

Programme Outcomes

 Common Outcomes For All Programs 1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 2 2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 3 3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 3 4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 3 5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 3 Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci. 1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 5 2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 5 3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 4 4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 3 5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 2 6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 1 7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 1 Materials Science and Nano Engineering Program Outcomes Core Electives 1 Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools. 5 2 Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems. 3 3 Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa. 4 Mechatronics Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives 1 Familiarity with concepts in statistics and optimization, knowledge in basic differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, complex variables, multi-variable calculus, as well as physics and computer science, and ability to use this knowledge in modeling, design and analysis of complex dynamical systems containing hardware and software components. 5 2 Ability to work in design, implementation and integration of engineering applications, such as electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, control and computer systems that contain software and hardware components, including sensors, actuators and controllers. 3 1 Use mathematics (including derivative and integral calculations, probability and statistics), basic sciences, computer and programming, and electronics engineering knowledge to design and analyze complex electronic circuits, instruments, software and electronics systems with hardware/software. 2 Analyze and design communication networks and systems, signal processing algorithms or software using advanced knowledge on differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables and discrete mathematics.
 Assessment Methods and Criteria Percentage (%) Final 34 Midterm 66
 Recommended or Required Reading Textbook Mechanics, Third Edition: Volume 1 (Course of Theoretical Physics), L. D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz