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Syllabus of the course: General Physics I

In this web page we provide the syllabus of the course General Physics I, offered by the Department of Physics.
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InstructorN. Kylafis
ProgramMonday 13:00-15:00, Amphitheater X/P
Wednesday 13:00-15:00, Amphitheater X/P
Friday 13:00-15:00, Amphitheater X/P
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Goal of the courseThe course is addressed to first year students. It covers in an intense and quick manner topics in mechanics, waves, and thermodynamics, which is taught in high schools. However, the physics problems are solved using more advanced mathematics such as calculus and vector analysis, and simple differential equations are being introduced in the description of the basic laws of physics.
SyllabusMechanics: Introduction, Scales, - Motion in one and two dimentions - Newton's Laws - Circular motion - Work, Potential and Kinetic Energy, Conservation of Energy - Linear momentum and collisions – Solid body rotation - Angular momentum and Torque - Law of Universal Gravitation
Waves: Oscilations - Wave motion - Sound waves, acoustics, Doppler effect, - Superposition and Standing waves - Resonance
Thermodynamics: Temperature and perfect gases - Kinetic theory of gases - Heat and First law of Thermodynamics - Entropy and Second Law of Thermodynamics
Bibliography«Physics for Scientists & Engineers» – R. Serway (Volumes Ι & ΙΙΙ)

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