Courses Catalogue

Fundamentals Of Physics I

COURSE CODE: PHY1111
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


This course deals with vector kinematics, rectilinear motion, dynamics, work, energy, power,

impulse, momentum, dynamics of rotation, elasticity, oscillation, thermal physics, sounds, electricity  and  magnetism  and  their  applications.  Laboratory  practical  are  provided  to enhance learning

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

These  are  a  first-year  freshman  courses  at  KIU  designed  to:  Provide  an  introductory treatment of scientific concepts fundamental to Engineering.   Apply scientific methods to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data in engineering

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, the student should be able 

  •   Relate physics with the environment and daily life issues.
  •   Analyze scientific principles.
  •   Apply physics experiments in telecommunication engineering 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  •   Analyze mechanical properties of matter.
  •   Explain the measurement from one unit to another appropriate unit and applications.
  •   Evaluate a particle using kinematics.
  •   Analyze circular motion and rotation.
  •   Demonstrate oscillations and gravitation.
  •  Analyze electrostatics, conductors, capacitors, and dielectrics.
  •   Analyze and investigate electric circuits,
  •  Evaluate magnetostatics,
  •   Measure and analyze electromagnetism, Electromagnetic induction.