Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Gravimetry JFM 439 7 3 + 0 3 5
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi MAHİR IŞIK
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Course Objective Explanation of relationship between gravity force and potential, determination of gravimetric features of the earth and introduction of gravity instruments.
Course Content Universal gravitational law, gravity force and potential; Newton potential, logarithmic potential, equipotential surfaces, Gauss and Laplace theorems, geoid, Clairaut theorem, normal gravity, gravity and potential effects of some models; flat disc, cylindrical compartment, circular sectional ring, filled sphere etc., isostacy theorems, absolute and relative gravimeters, drift effects of gravimeters, determination of instrument constant.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She explains relationship between potential and force in gravity, Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Testing,
2 He/She distinguishes Newton potential and logarithmic potential, Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
3 He/She interprets Gauss and Laplace theorems, Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
4 He/She explains isostacy theorems, Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
5 He/She defines gravimetric features of the earth, Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
6 He/She distinguishes the gravimeters, their working principles and features. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Universal gravitational law
2 Gravity force and potential
3 Newton potential, logarithmic potential
4 Equipotential surfaces
5 Gauss and Laplace theorems
6 Geoid, Clairaut theorem, normal gravity
7 Gravity and potential effects of flat disc model
8 Gravity and potential effects of cylindrical compartment model
9 Gravity and potential effects of circular sectional ring, filled sphere etc. models
10 Gravity and potential effects of circular sectional ring, filled sphere etc. models
11 Isostacy theorems
12 Absolute and relative gravimeters
13 Absolute and relative gravimeters
14 Drift effects of gravimeters, determination of instrument constant
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Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 -Engineering graduates with sufficient knowledge background on science and engineering subjects of their related area, and who are skillful in implementing theoretical and practical knowledge for modelling and solving engineering problems. X
2 -Engineering graduates with skills in identifying, describing, formulating and solving complex engineering problems, and thus,deciding and implementing appropriate methods for analyzing and modelling. X
3 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; for this purpose, skills in implementing modern design methods. X
4 -Engineering graduates with skills in developing, selecting and implementing modern techniques and tools required for engineering applications as well as with skills in using information technologies effectively. X
5 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the results in order to evaluate engineering problems. X
6 -Engineering graduates who are able to work within a one discipline or multi-discipline team,as well as who are able to work individually
7 -Engineering graduates who are able to effectively communicate orally and officially in Turkish Language as well as who knows at least one foreign language
8 -Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technology X
9 -Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethics
10 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about practices in professional life such as project management, risk management and change management, and who are aware of innovation and sustainable development.
11 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about universal and social effects of engineering applications on health, environment and safety, as well as having awareness for juridical consequences of engineering solutions.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
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 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Quiz 2 5 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 135
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.4
dersAKTSKredisi 5