Course Details

FIZ 140 Physics II
2019-2020 Summer term information

The course is not open this term

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.

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
PHYSICS II FİZ140 2nd Semester 4 0 4 5
Course languageEnglish
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 related with thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism and optics. 
Learning outcomes
  1. Gains the knowledge about heat, temperature, entropy and the laws of thermodynamics.
  2. Has knowledge of electric charge, electric field, Gauss' law, electric potential, main elements of electric circuits, magnetic field, magnetic forces, sources of magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, inductance and alternating current.
  3. Learns the meaning of basic laws of electricity and magnetism and how to apply them for the solution of problems.
  4. Has information about electromagnetic waves, energy transport and optics (optical elements and systems, polarization, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction)
  5. Develops the ability to think and ask questions about the subjects of physics.
  6. Gains the ability to apply knowledge of physics and mathematics.
  7. Relates the laws of physics and natural phenomena.
Course ContentHeat, temperature, the first law of thermodynamics.
Entropy, the second law of thermodynamics.
Electric charge.
Electric field and Gauss' law.
Electric potential.
Main elements of electric circuits.
Magnetic field and magnetic forces.
Sources of magnetic field.
Electromagnetic induction.
Alternating current.
Electromagnetic waves, energy transport
Optics (optical elements and systems, polarization, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction)
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 1Heat, temperature, the first law of thermodynamics, entropy
Week 2The second law of thermodynamics, electric charge, electric field
Week 3Gauss' law, electric potential
Week 4Elements of electric circuits
Week 5Magnetic field and magnetic forces
Week 6Sources of magnetic field
Week 7Midterm exam
Week 8Electromagnetic induction
Week 9Inductance
Week 10Alternating current
Week 11Electromagnetic waves, energy transport, polarization
Week 12Optical elements and optical systems, reflection, refraction
Week 13Midterm exam
Week 14Interference and diffraction
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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