Course title
M20250001
Basic Physics

RAJAGOPALAN UMAMAHESWARI
Course description
Physics forms the basis of all kinds of sciences and fields of engineering as a basic understanding of the basic laws of physics is necessary to participate in the society. This course is meant for those who did not study physics in the high school and for those who lack confidence. The course will focus on the intuitive understanding of concepts of physics that include motion of terrestrial and astronomical objects, perceived phenomena of heat, light and sound through practical examples and simulations using Matlab software.
Purpose of class
The course would help develop intuitive understanding of the physics concepts with minimum introduction of mathematics. By the end of the course, students should be able to develop the required fundamentals in describing objects in motion from the macro level to microlevel, the concept of wave phenomena, describe motion of sound and light. They would venture into describing physics behind different things surrounding them from a simple chair to the complex smart phone and make presentations on different things used in everyday life.
Goals and objectives

Goals and objectives Course Outcomes
1. Students can understand the units in physics, describe motion based on Newtonian principles
A-1
2. Students can understand the circular and wave motion
A-1
3. Students can understand basic concepts of quantum nature of matter
A-1
4. Students can explore the basic principles of simple objects surrounding them and solve problems that involve thermal and optical physics
A-1
Language
English
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Measurements, uncertainties, Vectors and scalars; Students will be given an assignment of measuring a physical quantity and submit statistical analysis of the measured results Study concepts 100分
Revise concepts in class 100分
Prepare for short presentation assignment about the concept 80分
2. Revise chapter 1 with a quiz in class;Start understanding linear motion and forces and describing through Newtonian approach. Chapter 2 of the book. Short presentation assignment about the concept 10分
Material to go through before coming to class 100分
Prepare for short presentation assignment about the concept 80分
3. Continuing mechanics (Chapter 2), understand momentum, energy through examples Short presentation assignment about the concept 10分
Material to go through before coming to class 100分
Prepare for short presentation assignment about the concept 80分
4. Gravitation and circular motion (Chapter 4) Short presentation assignment about the concept 10分
Material to go through before coming to class 80分
Prepare for short presentation assignment about the concept 80分
5. Oscillations and wave motion (Chapter 5) Short presentation assignment about the concept 10分
Material on Oscillations and waves to go through before coming to class 80分
Prepare for short presentation assignment about the concept 80分
6. Standing waves (Chapter 5) Short presentation assignment about the concept 10分
Material on standing waves to go through before coming to class 80分
Prepare for short presentation assignment about the concept 80分
7. Electricity and magnetism (Chapter 6) Short presentation assignment about the concept 10分
Material to go through before coming to class 80分
Prepare for short presentation assignment about the concept 80分
8. Electricity and magnetism (Chapter 6) Short presentation assignment about the concept 10分
Material to go through before coming to class 80分
Prepare for short presentation assignment about the concept 80分
9. Midterm test (Chapters 1,2,4,5,6) followed by discussion Instead of mid-term test, students will be given extensive problems as part of checking their understanding of chapter 1 to 6. The problems will be organized in such a way to avoid the possibility of plagiarism. 200分
10. Thermal physics (Chapter 3) Reflect on the individual feedback on the problems and discuss where they have problem with their understanding. 60分
Study material on Thermal concepts and thermal energy transfer 100分
Prepare for short presentation assignment about the concept 80分
11. Thermal physics (Chapter 3) Short presentation assignment about the concept 10分
Study material on modelling gas 80分
Short presentation assignment about the concept 80分
12. Atomic, nuclear and particle physics (Chapter7) Prepare for short presentation assignment about the concept 10分
Study material on atomic structure, radioactivity and structure of matter 100分
Prepare for short presentation assignment about the concept 100分
13. Optics (Chapter 11) Prepare for short presentation assignment about the concept 10分
Study on imaging and fiber optics 80分
Short presentation assignment about the concept 70分
14. Optics contd. Prepare for short presentation assignment about the concept 10分
Study material on fiber optics using online. 80分
End semester Assignment will be problems will be from a real life situation and students need to give a descriptive report on explaining the problems and solutions for them. 100分
Total. - - 2680分
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Short presentations Mid-term problem solving Final assignment Total.
1. 5% 5% 15% 25%
2. 5% 5% 15% 25%
3. 5% 5% 15% 25%
4. 5% 5% 15% 25%
Total. 20% 20% 60% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Evaluation will be based on cumulative score of short term presentations and midterm problem set and final assignment of report The final score is evaluated based on in-short term presentations & mini-quizzes (20%), midterm problem set (20%), and final report assignment (60%). Credit will be given only when the score is equal or above 60% out of 100% in total.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in outside of the class (ScombZ, mail, etc.)
Textbooks and reference materials
Hamper, Chris Pearson Baccalaureate Physics 2nd Edition (Standard level) by (Pearson,2014)


Hewitt, Paul G.. Conceptual Physics, Global Edition. Pearson Education Limited. Kindle Edition.


Giancoli, Douglas C.. Physics: Principles with Applications 7th edition, Global Edition. Pearson Education Limited. Kindle Edition. (2015)
Prerequisites
None
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Students are asked to contact through email and make appointments. Email:uma@shibaura-it.ac.jp
Regionally-oriented
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
N/A N/A
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
  • 4.QUALITY EDUCATION
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