Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Vibrations and Waves FIZ 231 3 4 + 0 4 6
Precondition Courses Mathematics I, Mathematics II, Physics ı, Physics II
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. LEYLA ÖZDEMİR
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. LEYLA ÖZDEMİR,
Course Assistants Teaching Assistants of the Department of Physics
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective Teaching basic principles of the vibration and wave moton.
Course Content Periodic motions, Forced Vibrations and Resonance, Coupled Oscillators and Normal Modes, Fourier Analysis, Wave Motion, Sound Waves, Standing Waves.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Gives daily examples of the vibration and wave motion Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
2 Writes down the mathematical expressions for some of the wave motions. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
3 Knows solutions of some of the wave equations Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
4 Establishes relation between the simple harmonic and circular motion. Lecture, Question-Answer, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
5 Interpret the damped ossilations and resonances. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 Knows the solution of the problems including coupled oscilators Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
7 Gives examples related with Doopler Effect. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Periodic motions [1] Page 3-16
2 The superposition of periodic motions [1] Page 17-38
3 Free vibrations of phyical systems [1] Page 39-78
4 Free vibrations of phyical systems [1] Page 39-78
5 Forced vibrations and resonance [1] Page 79-112
6 Forced vibrations and resonance [1] Page 79-112
7 Coupled oscillators and normal modes [1] Page 123-168
8 Coupled oscillators and normal modes [1] Page 123-168
10 Wave Motions and Sound Waves [1] Page 490-544
11 Wave Motions and Sound Waves [1] Page 490-544
12 Standing Waves [1] Page 545-577
13 Normal modes of two dimensional system, Fourier Analysis [1] Page 190-205
14 Problems and Reviews [1] Page 190-205
Course Notes [1] French A.P. Vibrations and waves, MIT Introductory Physics Series, Chapman and Hall 1991
Course Resources [2] Serway. Beichhner, Fen ve Mühendislik İçin Fizik 1 Mekanik Mekanik Dalgalar Termodinamik, Trans. Ed. Prof. Dr. Kemal Çolakoğlu, Palme Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2007
[3] A. P. French, Titreşimler ve Dalgalar, Çeviri: Nazım Uçar, Aktif Yayınevi, 2000
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having enough background in engineering topics related to mathematics, science and their fields. Skill of using theoretical and applied knowledge with engineering solutions in the field, X
2 Identifing, determining, formulating and solving engineering problems. With this purpose choosing and applying analytical methods and modelling techniques, X
3 To analyze a system, a part of a system or a process itself and the skill of design under the given constrains in order to fulfill the specifications. In that direction, the skill of applying modern design techniques X
4 Skill of choosing and applying the modern techniques and vehicles needed by the engineering applications. Skill of using the information technology effectively. X
5 Skill of designing and performing an experiment, data acquisition, analyzing and interpreting results, X
6 Ability of accessing information and doing research. Skill of using databases and other information sources. X
7 Effective working ability both as an individual and as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, self-esteem on taking responsibility,
8 Ability to make oral or written communication in Turkish. At least one foreign language knowledge, X
9 Consciousness of the necessity of the life time learning, following the developments in science and technology and ability of ones’ continous self renewal.
10 Consciousness of occupational and ethical responsability, X
11 Consciousness on the subjects of project management, field applications, employees health, environment and work safety; awareness on legal consequences of engineering applications, X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Quiz 2 6 12
Assignment 1 2 2
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 148
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.92
dersAKTSKredisi 6