|Objective:||This subject is designed to prepare students to reach the standard expected for foundation level. This subject also exposes students to various concepts and basic physics knowledge in main topic such as Mechanics. Student will learn the application of the models, laws and fundamental principles in solving various problems applicable for each topic.|
|Student Learning Time:||160 hours|
|Assessment:||In-Lab Experiments Reports: 25%
Midterm Test: 15%
Final Examination: 50%
Introduction to SI units , Basic quantities, Derived Quantities, Conversion of Units, Scalar & Vector Quantity , Factor of Ten Simplification (Standard Prefixes ), Dimensions : Homogeneity of Physical equations, Error and Accuracy and Significant Figures. Vectors: Components of a vector, Vector Addition and subtraction, Graphical Methods, Vector Component method.
Definitions of Linear Motion, Distance, Displacement, Speed vs Velocity, Average Velocity, Instantaneous Velocity, Average Acceleration, Instantaneous Acceleration, Equations of Linear motions, Motion Graphs, Free Falling Objects under gravity, Projectile Motion.
Newton’s Laws, Linear Momentum and Collisions: Definition of Linear momentum, Law of Conservation of linear momentum, Elastic, Inelastic, Explosion, Collision in one and two dimensions, Impulse and Impulsive Force. Apparent Weight/ weightlessness, Friction Force: Static and Kinetic Friction Force.
The equilibrium of forces, The center of gravity / mass. Torque / Moment.
Work, Energy and Power
Definitions: Work, Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, Work done by constant force, Work done by varying force (spring), Work-Energy theorem, Principle of Conservation of Energy, Power and Efficiency.
Angular displacement, average angular velocity, instantaneous angular velocity, average angular acceleration, instantaneous angular acceleration, Kinematics of rotational motions, kinetic energy, power, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum.
Mechanics Of Matter
Pressure, Density, Archimedes’s Principle, States of matter, Mechanical properties of matter, Elasticity: Hooke’s Law, Elastic Potential Energy, Stress, Strain, Young’ modulus.
Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM), Equation for SHM: Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration, Definitions of Amplitude, Angular Frequency, Frequency, Period, Phase, Phase Difference, Phase Angle. Displacement-time graph SHM systems: Mass-spring, Simple pendulum. Energy transformation in SHM: Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy.
At the completion of the subject, students should be able to: