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Syllabus of the course: General Physics I (Exercises)

In this web page we provide the syllabus of the course General Physics I (Exercises), offered by the Department of Physics.
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InstructorV. Charmandaris
ProgramTuesday 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.

During the spring semester to course is offered in the form of selfstudy with only one two-hour lecture per week for the students that did not pass it during the fall semester. Emphasis is given in problem solving.
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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