Courses Catalogue

Fundamentals Of Physics I

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

Course Description

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 practicals are provided to enhance learning.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course provides 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

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·      Relate physics with the environment and daily life issues.

·      Analyze scientific principles.

·      Apply physics experiments in telecommunication engineering.

·      Acquire the knowledge relating to force, motion and energy

 

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.