Subject Code:  PME0016 
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. 
PreRequisite:  None 
Credit Hours:  4 
Student Learning Time:  160 hours 
Assessment:  InLab Experiments Reports: 25% Quizzes: 10% Midterm Test: 15% Final Examination: 50% 
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Physical Quantities
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.
Kinematics
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.
Dynamics
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.
Static Equilibrium
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), WorkEnergy theorem, Principle of Conservation of Energy, Power and Efficiency.
Rotational Motions
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.
Oscillatory Motion
Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM), Equation for SHM: Displacement,
Velocity and Acceleration, Definitions of Amplitude, Angular Frequency,
Frequency, Period, Phase, Phase Difference, Phase Angle. Displacementtime
graph SHM systems: Massspring, Simple pendulum. Energy transformation in
SHM: Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy.
At the completion of the subject, students should be able to: