PHY 101S GENERAL PHYSICS
3 Hours/Week, 3 Credits
1. General considerations of physics and their relevance to oceanography. 2. Physical Quantities: Scalars, vectors, scalar product, vector product and gradient. 3. Newton’s Laws of Motion: concepts of force and mass, applications of Newton’s law, linear and angular momentum. 4. Work and Energy: Work done by a constant force, power, kinetic and potential energies, conservation of momentum and energy. 5. Oscillation: The simple harmonic oscillation, its amplitude, frequency, time period and energy. 6. Waves: Mechanical waves, formation and propagation of the waves. 7. Gravitation: Newton’s law of universal gravitation, acceleration due to gravity (g) gravitational effect of spherical distribution of matter, motion of planets and satellites, energy in a gravitational field. 8. Surface Tension: Rise of liquid in a capillary tube, angle of constant, temperature and surface tension. 9. Fluid: Fluid pressure, hydrostatic equation, viscous fluid, poiseulles equation. 10. Heat and Thermodynamics: The Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature and scales, absolute temperature, specific heat, conduction, convection, and radiation of heat, mechanical equivalent of heat, first law of thermodynamics, thermodynamics processes. 11. Light: Reflection, refraction, transmission and absorption, electromagnetic radiation, solar spectrum solar constant 12. Basic concepts on (a) electricity (b) electronics and (c) radioactivity. Recommended Books 1. Physics Volume-I & II by Hallidey D. and Resnick, R. 2. Physics for Engineers by Gius Uddin Ahmed 3. Fundamentals of Vibrations and Waves by Puri, S.P.