Course Details

FIZ 137 Physics I
2019-2020 Summer term information

The course is open this term
BDMonday09:00 - 11:45
BDTuesday13:00 - 14:45
BDWednesday09:00 - 11:45
BDFriday09:00 - 11:45

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

Course definition tables are extracted from the ECTS Course Catalog web site of Hacettepe University ( in real-time and displayed here. Please check the appropriate page on the original site against any technical problems. Course data last updated on 25/03/2020.


Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
PHYSICS I FİZ137 1st Semester 4 0 4 5
Course languageTurkish/English
Course typeMust 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Instructor (s)To be determined by the Department of Physics Engineering. 
Course objectiveTo teach basic concepts and laws of Mechanics. 
Learning outcomes
  1. Has knowledge of measurement, unit systems, vectors, linear kinematics, linear dynamics, work, energy, impulse, momentum, rotational kinematics, rotational dynamics and oscillations.
  2. Learns the meaning of basic laws of Mechanics and how to apply them for the solution of problems.
  3. Develops the ability to think and ask questions about the subjects of physics.
  4. Gains the ability to apply knowledge of physics and mathematics.
  5. Relates the laws of physics and natural phenomena.
Course ContentMeasurement and unit systems.
Motion in one dimension.
Motion in two and three dimensions.
Newton's laws of motion and applying Newton's laws.
Work and kinetic energy.
Potential energy and conservation of energy.
Center of mass and linear momentum.
Collisions and conservation of linear momentum.
Rotational motion.
Rolling, torque and angular momentum.
ReferencesDavid Halliday, Robert Resnick, and Jearl Walker, Fundamentals of Physics, 9th Edition, John Willey & Sons, Inc., 2011.
Hough D. Young, Roger A. Freedman, University Physics with Modern Physics, 13th Edition, Addisin-Wesley, 2012.
Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett, Jr., Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, 8th Edition, Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, 2010.

Course outline weekly

Week 1Measurement and unit systems, vectors
Week 2Vectors, motion in one dimension
Week 3Motion in two and three dimensions
Week 4Newton's laws of motion and applying Newton's laws
Week 5Work and kinetic energy
Week 6Potential energy and conservation of energy
Week 7Midterm exam
Week 8Center of mass and linear momentum
Week 9Collisions and conservation of linear momentum
Week 10Rotational motion
Week 11Rolling, torque and angular momentum
Week 12Oscillations
Week 13Midterm exam
Week 14Oscillations, general review
Week 15Preparation for the final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam150
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes150
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes150

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 4 56
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14456
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)21224
Final Exam (Study duration) 11414
Total Workload3134150

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.    X 
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.   X 
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.    X 
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.  X  
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results. X   
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member. X    
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.   X 
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.X    
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.X    
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English. X   
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities. X   
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.  X  
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.   X 

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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