Physics I (PHYS103) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Physics I PHYS103 3 2 0 4 6.5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Experiment, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Ramazan AYDIN
  • Prof. Dr. Ramazan AYDIN
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin OYMAK
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yasemin SARAC
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Filiz KORKMAZ ÖZTÜRK
  • Instructor Dr. Mehmet IŞIK
  • Research Assistant Bilge Can YILDIZ
  • Research Assistant Seda KAYRA
  • Research Assistant Elif SARIGÜL
  • Research Assistant Yakup PEKÖN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The goal of this course is, by providing the calculus-based concepts of mechanics, to establish the relationships between mathmatics and physics and apply the physical science to define and solve the technical problems in aviation.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Ability to understand and solve problems of statics, pressure and mechanics, wave motion and sound including light waves
  • Ability to understand the conceptual topics of mechanics and apply to mechanical and aviation problems
  • Ability to apply and integrate the basic science and the principles of civil aviation
  • Ability to enhance students` skill and motivation to solve unsolved problems in various fields
Course Content Nature of matter, chemical elements, the structure of atoms, molecules and chemical compounds, solid, liquid and gases, changes between states, forces, moments, vectors, the center of gravity, elements of stress, strain and elasticity, tension, compression, shear and torsion, uniform motion in a straight line, motion with constant acceleration, vib

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Matter; Components of Atoms, Periodic Table of the Elements, The Electronic Structure of Atoms, Chemical Bonding. Statics; nature and properties of solid, fluid and gases UNIVERSITY PHYSICS by Young, H. D. and Freedman. R. A. Halliday and Resnick, Fundamentals of Physics Chapter 1 and the Introduction of the Lab. Manuel for Phys. 101 and Phys. 102, T. Kayed and A. Qasrawi.
2 Measurement and Motion Along a Straight Line; Vectors; forces, moment and couples, representations as vectors Halliday and Resnick, Pages 13-24
3 Linear Movement; Uniform Motion in a straight line; Motion in Two Dimensions; Motion under constant acceleration Serway, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Fourth Ed., Chapter 4. Halliday and Resnick,
4 Motion in Two and Three Dimensions (cont.) Force and Motion I (without Friction) Halliday and Resnick
5 Motion in Two and Three Dimensions (cont.) Force and Motion I (without Friction) Halliday and Resnick
6 Force and Motion II (cont.); Kinetic Energy and Work Young and Freedman
7 Mid-Term Exam
8 Kinetic Energy and Work; Heat and Efficiency Young and Freedman
9 Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy Young and Freedman
10 Center of Mass, Center of Gravity and Linear Momentum Halliday and Resnick
11 Rotation; Uniform Circular Motion, Simple Harmonic Motion, pendular movement, vibration, harmonics and resonance Young and Freedman
12 Rolling, Torque Gyroscopic principles Halliday and Resnick
13 Fluid Dynamics; Viscosity, fluid resistance, effects of streamlining and compressibility of fluids Halliday and Resnick and Physics for Scientists and Engineers by R. A. Serway,
14 Static, dynamic and total pressure; Bernoulli’s Theorem, venture. Halliday and Resnick and Physics for Scientists and Engineers by R. A. Serway,
15 Wave Motion and Sound. University Physics by Young and Freedman and Physics for Scientists and Engineers by R. A. Serway,
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Fundamentals of PHYSICS by Halliday, D., Resnick, R., and Walker, J. (8th edition), Extended, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2007)
Other Sources 2. Sears and Zemansky’s UNIVERSITY PHYSICS by Young, H. D. and Freedman. R. A., (8th Edition), Volume 1, Pearson Addison Wesley (2007)
3. Physics for Scientists and Engineers by R. A. Serway, Third Edition

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 1 20
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply airframe and powerplant maintenance skills for the candidates to prepare for the EASA JAR 66 certification.
2 To learn the technical terms and concepts in order to communicate verbally and in writing about the maintenance procedures, reports and results.
3 An ability to apply of knowledge and skills in solving aircraft maintenance problems.
4 An ability to understand and apply fundamental sciences and forethoughts the facts and precautions (such as physics).
5 The knowledge of operating principles of aircraft, and fundamental principles of aircraft flight and maintenance.
6 A standard and widespread understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 Knowledge of the importance of the application of maintenance procedures correctly.
8 Knowledge of personal safety.
9 An ability to perform inspection techniques.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Laboratory 14 2 28
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 4 56
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 5 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 149