Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Classical Mechanics FIZ 234 4 3 + 2 4 6
Precondition Courses Physics I and Differantial Equations are recommended.
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. ALİ SERDAR ARIKAN
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. ALİ SERDAR ARIKAN,
Course Assistants Assistants of the Physics department.
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective In classical mechanics the primary aim is to solve motion equations of dynamical systems using Lagrangian and hamiltonian dynamics.
Course Content Newtonian mechanics, Conservation laws, Harmonic and Anharmonic vibrations, Central forces, Rotating systems, Rigid bodies, Lagrangian mechanics, Hamiltonian mechanics, Hamiltonian-Jacobi Theory, Canonical equations of motion.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Explains Newtonian laws and determines relation of laws between eachother. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
2 Immobilizes and interprets stable and unstable equilibrium points in conservative force effect at systems. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
3 Analysis damped and undamped harmonic systems. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
4 Explains concepts of central forces and angular momentum conservation. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
5 Ascertains concepts of displacement and velocity in polar, cylindirical and spherical coordinates systems. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
6 Uses Lagrange equations in analysis of mechanics systems. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
7 Applies Hamiltonian mechanics to moving systems and interprets its results. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Newtonian Mechanics [1] pp. 2-13
2 Conservation Laws [1] pp. 17-42
3 Energy and Angular Momentum [1] pp. 49-66
4 Central conservative Forces [1] pp. 73-98
5 Rotating Systems [1] pp.105-124
6 Rigid bodies [1] pp.197-225
7 Lagrangian mechanics [1] pp.231-248
8 Lagrangian mechanics [1] pp.231-248
9 MIDTERM EXAM
10 Small Oscillations and Normal Modes [1] pp.253-272
11 Hamiltonian mechanics [1] pp.277-300
12 Hamiltonian mechanics [1] pp.277-300
13 Poisson brackets and Features [2] pp.406-413
14 Hamilton-Jacobi Theory [2] pp.419-431
Resources
Course Notes [1] T. W. B. Kibble, F. H Berkshire, Classical Mechanics (5th Edition), Imperial College Press, June 3, 2004.<br>[2] Rızaoğlu, E., Sünel, N., Klasik Mekanik, Okutman Yayıncılık, 2008, Ankara
Course Resources
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.
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,
9 Consciousness of the necessity of the life time learning, following the developments in science and technology and ability of ones’ continous self renewal. X
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. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ara Sınav 70
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 5 80
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Quiz 2 4 8
Assignment 1 6 6
Final examination 1 8 8
Total Workload 155
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.2
dersAKTSKredisi 6