Physics for Engineers | Syllabus | Computer Engineering

Weeks 1-2: Kinematics and Dynamics

  • Introduction to kinematics: motion in one and two dimensions, velocity, and acceleration.
  • Newton’s laws of motion and their applications.
  • Dynamics of Rotation: torque, moment of inertia, and rotational motion.
  • Impulse and Momentum: conservation of linear momentum and collisions.

Weeks 3-4: Work, Energy, and Power

  • Work, energy, and power: calculations, work-energy theorem, and power.
  • Rotational Dynamics: rotational work, rotational kinetic energy, and power.
  • Elasticity: stress, strain, Hooke’s law, and elasticity calculations.
  • Oscillations: simple harmonic motion, oscillators, springs, and pendulums.

Weeks 5-6: Fluids and Heat Transfer

  • Fluids: density, pressure, Pascal’s law, Archimedes’ principle, and Bernoulli’s principle.
  • Heat Transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation.
  • Thermodynamics: laws of thermodynamics and their applications.
  • Introduction to waves and wave characteristics.

Weeks 7-8: Electricity and Magnetism

  • Electrostatics: electric charge, Coulomb’s law, electric fields, and Gauss’s law.
  • Electricity: electric current, Ohm’s law, resistors, and circuits.
  • Magnetism: magnetic fields, magnetic forces, and magnetic materials.
  • Electromagnetic induction and Faraday’s law.

Weeks 9-10: Optics

  • Geometric Optics: reflection, refraction, lenses, and mirrors.
  • Wave Optics: interference, diffraction, and polarization.
  • Optical instruments: microscopes, telescopes, and cameras.
  • Introduction to fiber optics and its applications.

Weeks 11-12: Review and Waves

  • Review of key concepts and topics covered throughout the course.
  • Waves: types of waves, wave propagation, wave characteristics, and properties.
  • Modern Physics: special theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

Weeks 13-14: Magnetism and Optics

  • Electromagnetic Waves: properties and applications.
  • Optics: interference, diffraction, polarization, and optical instruments.
  • Particle Physics: introduction to particle physics and the standard model.

Weeks 15-16: Review and Project Presentations

  • Review of key concepts and topics covered throughout the course.
  • Student project presentations showcasing the application of physics principles in engineering problems.

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