Module Notes
Faculty Member (Members):
Undergraduate, 1st Semester (1st Year, Fall)
Module Category: Compulsory Modules
Module Type: Background Courses
Teaching Language: English/Greek
Course Code: CHM_130
Credits: 4
ECTS Credits: 5
Teaching Type: Lectures (3h/W) Τutorial (1h/W)
Module Availability on Erasmus Students: Yes
Course URL: E-Class (CMNG2162)
Module Details

Ability to apply basic sciences in engineering problems

Ability to apply experimental and computing methodology, data analysis and interpretation

Ability to formulate models and apply computing methodologies for solving engineering problems

Basic High School Algebra, Geometry and Mathematics

Introduction: Units vectors and differential calculus.  

Motion in 1 dimension:  Random motion (variable speed, variable acceleration). Distance, displacement, instantaneous and average speed, acceleration. Differentiation and Integration in Physics.

Motion in 2 dimensions:  Vectors in 2 dimensions. Position vector, velocity and acceleration. Trajectory and constant speed circular motion. 

Mechanical forces: Friction, vertical reaction, spring force, contact forces, gravity, string tension.

Newton's laws: First, second and third law of Newton in 1 and 2 dimensions. Applications

Circular motion: Centripetal force, centripetal acceleration. Degrees and radians, angular velocity and angular acceleration. Connection to linear quantities.

Work-Energy:  Work definition. Power. Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem. Conservative systems and dynamic energy. Conservation of mechanical energy. Non-conservative systems. Έργο-Ενέργεια.

Momentum: Impulse and momentum theorem. Conservation of momentum.

Rotational motion.  Rotation of a Solid around a fixed axis. Rotational kinetic energy, work and power. Moment of inertia. Torque. Newton’s 2nd law in rotation. Static Equilibrium

Angular momentum:  Definition. Angular momentum and torque. Central powers and conservation of angular momentum.

Composite motion.  Transport equations and rotational motion. Center of mass of the solid. Rolling.

Oscillations: Simple harmonic oscillator. Energy of an oscillator. Pendulum motion. Damped Oscillations. Resonance. Small oscillations. Beat.

Mechanical waves:  Wave Speed. Mathematical expression. Harmonic waves. Longitudinal-transverse waves. Waves on strings, sound waves. Reflection and superposition.  Standing waves. Doppler Effect.

Teaching Organization


Total Module Workload (ECTS Standards):

119 Hours

Final written and/or oral exam

  1. "Physics for scientists and engineer", D. C. Giancoli
  2. "Physics", Part I, D. Halliday,  R. Resnick, J. Walker
  3. "University Physics: with Modern Physics", H. D. Young, R. A. Freedman
  4. ΦΥΣΙΚΗ Ι (Μηχανική - Κυματική), Δ. Κουζούδης, Π. Πετρίδης