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Department of Applied Physics & Astronomy

College of Sciences
University of Sharjah
Fall 2016 - 2017
Physics (1)

Course Title:

1430115

Course No.

Prerequisite

Sections

Course Instructor: Dr. Rachik Soualah

110-B (first floor)

Office No.

M7

Building

06 516 6774

Telephone

rsoualah@sharjah.ac.ae

E - mail

Office Hours:

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

11:00-12:00

11:00-12:00

Wednesday

Thursday

11:00-12:00

Textbooks:
Fundamentals of Physics (Halliday & Resnick), Jearl Walker, 10th edition,
Publisher: John Wiley & sons) Online access via Blackboard.
Main References
1. University Physics, 13th edition H. D. Young & R. A. Freedman .
2. Essential University Physics Volume 1 Richard Wolfson Second Edition -2014
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Understand and apply basic kinematics concepts to solve real-world problems.
2. Understand and apply Newtons laws of motion.
3. Understand basic dynamics concepts force, momentum, work and energy.

4. Understand and apply basic concepts of rotational motion, momentum and collision.

Course Description:
Measurement, SI system of units, vectors, motion in1D and 2D, Newtons Laws, Work,
Energy and Conversion of Energy, Momentum and Collisions, Rotation of rigid bodies,
Dynamics of rotational motion, Torque and Static Equilibrium.
HW

Lectures
& dates

HW1:

Ch1+Ch3
HW2: Ch2+Ch4

Reference
Chap. 1, Sec 1-3,

Subject

Week

3

3rd _ 4th

4th - 5th

Dimensions
HW3:

Force & Motion I

6th

Ch5+Ch6
Review for Examination (1)

HW4:

7th - 8th

2.5

8th - 9th

2.5

Chap. 8, Sec 1-5

Energy Conservation

9th - 10th

Ch7+Ch8

HW5:

Ch9
HW6:

11th - 12th

Momentum
3

Rotation

13th - 14th

Equilibrium and Elasticity

15th

Ch10+Ch12

Course Syllabus:

Course Evaluation:
Weight

Examinations Period

Component

To be announced

Examination (1)

To be announced

Examination (2)

20% : (8 %HW + 8%
Quizzes % +4%)

Throughout the semester

Course Work:
Homework-Assignments ,
Quizzes and Class Activities

40%

To be announced

Final Exam

20%
20%

100%

Total

Important Note

Attendance and participation are extremely important, and the usual university rules will
apply. Attendance will be noted at the beginning of each class.
Absence of 10% (or 3 classes) of the total course time will result in a warning posted online.
Absence of 15% (or 4 classes) of the time allocated for the course will result in a warning
signed by the Dean of College of Sciences.
Absence of 20% or more will result in forfeiting the course and the student will not be
permitted to attend the final examination.