NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: MECHANICS
COURSE CODE: SFS 1033
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR. NADHRAH MD. YATIM
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course emphasizes the building up of the concept of mechanics in physics. The course also introduces the students to the concept of motion, gravitation, and energy, which are necessary tools for understanding the ideas of mechanics. Mechanics is one of the courses that can convey the excitement of the physics quest to understand the nature at its deepest level and at the same time to provide the knowledge and tools that students need to continue their study in applied physics.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 2 / YEAR 1
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

 

18

T

 

9

P

 

13

O

 

80

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS
CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): None
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this course are to:

1.     To provide students with the fundamental mechanics concepts of rotational motion, harmonic and fluids.

2.     Enhance students understanding in the concepts and principles of thermodynamics through practical skills.

3.     To solve physical problems by integrating mechanics concepts.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: On completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.     Demonstrate competence in understanding the concept of mechanics and its applications. (LO1 – C3).

2.     Follow instructions, predict the outcomes and analyse experimentation results of chosen topics in mechanics. (LO2 – P3, CTPS3)

3.     Perform solution and critical thinking in solving problems related to mechanics. (LO3 – P4, CTPS3)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop an intuitive understanding of mechanics by focusing on physical explanations, and used mechanics principles in rotational motion analysis, problem solving and designing skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, tutorials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

1.     Formative

2.     Summative

SYNOPSIS:

 

This course introduces to the students some of the importance topics in mechanics such as kinematics and dynamics in rotational motion, harmonic motion and fluids that responsible to the development of mechanics analysis in its broad range of applications.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Tutorial, Quizzes, Laboratory, Assignment and Group Work.
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage
·   Quiz/Tutorial

·   Mid-Term Test

·   Class Dialogue/Presentation/Debate/ Forum/ Assignment

·    Lab reports and Lab works

10%

15%

15%

20%

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination 40 % ·         Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE Wolfgang Bauer and Gary D. Westfall. (2014). University Physics with Modern Physics, 2nd Edition. McGraw Hill.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Douglas C. Giancoli (2008). Physics for Scientists and Engineers. 4th Edition. Pearson, Prentice Hall.

2.     Serway, R.A. &Vuille, C. (2007). Serway’s Essentials of College Physics. (Brooks/Cole Publishing).

3.     Ronald Lane Reese (1998). University Physics. Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.

4.     Halliday, Resnick and J. Walker (2011). Principle of Physics 9th Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

5.     Jerold Touger (2006). Introductory Physics: Building Understanding. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

OTHER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com