INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA COURSE OUTLINE


Kulliyyah  Centre for Foundation Studies 
Department  Department of Physics 
Programme  Biological Science, Medical, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, Physical Science, Engineering, Information and Communications Technology 
Course Title  Physics I 
Course Code  SHE 1215 
Status  Core Course 
Level  1 
Student Learning Time  Lecture + preparation : 112 Laboratory + preparation : 28 Tutorial + preparation : 28 Quiz + preparation : 10 Examinations + preparation : 20 Total Hours : 198 
Credit hours  5 
Contact hours  6 
Prerequisites  NIL 
Corequisites  NIL 
Instructor(s)  TBD 
Semester offered  Semester I & Semester II 
Course Synopsis  This course covers the foundations of physics which includes topics on physical quantities; vector operation; force and motion kinematics; work and energy; momentum and collision; angular motion; equilibrium and nonequilibrium; periodic motion; wave motion. 
Course Objective  The objectives of this course are to: provide a suitable foundation in the study of Physics at the higher education develop the student’s communicative skill to present thoughts and ideas as related to this course in both descriptive and mathematical terms develop the student’s analytical skill to draw conclusions, express patterns and relationships inferred from sets of scientific data. provide handson experience in conducting experiments and handling of apparatus in the laboratory 
Learning outcomes  Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: describe in words and mathematical notation, one and two dimensional motion, rotational motion through the basic equations of kinematics identify and determine , the cause of basic linear and rotational motions, by describing mathematically forces and torque, work and energy, impulse and momentum associated with particular objects and situations apply principles in static and dynamic fluids apply concepts related to simple harmonic motion and waves analyze graphs related to linear motion, rotational motion, vibration and waves interpret results from experiments carried out using appropriate techniques and devices 
Instructional Strategies  Lecture, Quiz, Tutorial, Laboratory Experiment 
Course Assessment  LO  METHOD  % 
 6 15 15 15  Lab Report and practical assessment Quizzes MidSemester Exam End of Semester Examination  15 15 30 40 
 Total  100 
Course Outlines / Contents  Week  Topics  Task / Assignment 
1  Introduction: Physical Quantities and Vectors Basic quantities and SI units dimensions of physical quantities errors and significant figures Scalars and vectors. 
Faughn pp 5 – 11; pp 54  60 
2
 Kinematics:Motion in One and Two Dimensions Displacement Velocity and acceleration Kinematics equation 
Faughn pp 24 – 45 
3  Free fall objects projectile motion
Lab 1: Experiment on the determination of g (9.81m/s^{2})  Faughn pp 6169 
4
 Force and Energy Types of forces Center of mass, Center of gravity Newton’s laws of motion Applications of Newton’s Second Law of motion 
Faughn pp 83105

5  Work Work – energy theorem Conservation of energy Power. 
Faughn pp 119143 
6  Impulse and momentum Impulsemomentum theorem The principle of conservation of momentum, Collisions
Lab 2: Experiment on impulse and momentum 
Faughn pp 161177

7
 Circular and Gravitation Angular quantities Centripetal acceleration Newton’s Law of Gravitation Gravitational Potential Energy Kepler’s Law 
Faughn pp 190217 
8
 Rotational Motion Torque Equilibrium conditions Rotational kinetic energy and rotational work Angular momentum 
Faughn pp 228253

9
 Fluids Density and pressure Variation of pressure with depth Pressure measurements Pascal’s Principle Archimedes’s principle 
Faughn pp 276288 
10  Ideal fluid Bernoulli’s equation Applications of fluid dynamics
Lab 3: Experiment on buoyant force  Faughn pp 290298

 11
 Vibration and Waves Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM) Periodic waves Mathematical description of waves Damped oscillation and resonance
Lab 4: Experiment on Mass on a spring 
Faughn pp 425442

12  Properties of waves Speed of a wave Principles of linear superposition Reflections of waves
Lab 5: Experiment on waves on the string
 Faughn pp 443450 
13  Sound Waves Concepts of sound waves Speed of sound wave Doppler effect 
Faughn pp 459472 
14  Interference of sound waves Transverse standing waves (stretched string) Longitudinal standing waves (air columns)  Faughn pp 473484

References
 Required: Faughn, J. S. et al. (2008). Serway’s College Physics, 8^{TH} ed, Thomson Brooks/Cole
Recommended: Giancoli, D. C. (2006). Physics, Principles with Applications, 6^{th} Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall. John D. Cutnell, J. D., & Johnson, K. W. (2004). Physics, 6^{th} Edition, Wiley International Edition. Paul Peter Urone, P. P. (2001). College Physics, 2^{nd} Edition, Brooks/Cole, Thomson Learning. Wilson, J. D., & Buffa, A. J. (2001). College Physics, 5^{th}. Edition, PrenticeHall International (UK) Limited, London. 