GENERAL PHYSICS 1
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Foundations of classical physics, to be developed later with electromagnetism and technical Physics.
General principles of Energy conservation, linear momentum and angular momentum conservation
are stressed. In fluid dynamics general mathematical methods are introduced which are common in
the physics of continuous media.
Course contents summary
Basic classical Physics: Newtonian Mechanics, rigid body, physics of fluids, elements of thermodynamics
Newton's mechanics, the laws of dynamics, application to the solar system; the dynamics of rigid bodies; laws of conservation of energy, linear and angular momentum; the physics of fluids, Euler and Bernoulli equations; elements of thermodynamics, Carnot's cycle; the first two principles of thermodynamics
Gettys: Physics 1, McGraw Hill
Lectures with distribution of notes, practical exercises for half of the time
Assessment methods and criteria
trials in the course of the semester, written and oral examination
relevant documents are distributed via "dropbox"