Elementary Mathematics Education  
Bachelor  Length of the Programme: 4  Number of Credits: 240  TRNQFHE: Level 6  QFEHEA: First Cycle  EQF: Level 6 
School/Faculty/Institute  Faculty of Engineering  
Course Code  PHYS 103  
Course Title in English  Physics I  
Course Title in Turkish  Fizik I  
Language of Instruction  EN  
Type of Course  Lecture  
Level of Course  Introductory  
Semester  Fall  
Contact Hours per Week 


Estimated Student Workload  151 hours per semester  
Number of Credits  6 ECTS  
Grading Mode  Standard Letter Grade  
Prerequisites  None  
Corequisites  None  
Expected Prior Knowledge  None  
Registration Restrictions  Only Undergraduate Students  
Overall Educational Objective  To acquire knowledge in the fundamental principles of physics while establishing a cross reference between them and the realworld applications, in order to use them in engineering applications.  
Course Description  This course includes the topics mostly related with mechanics part of fundamental physics. These topics are; significant figures, units and unit analysis, vectors, motion in one dimension, motion in multi dimensions, Newton’s Laws and their applications, work and kinetic energy, potential energy and conservation of energy, momentum and conservation of momentum, rotation of rigid bodies and dynamics of rotational motion. 
Course Learning Outcomes and CompetencesUpon successful completion of the course, the learner is expected to be able to:1) Examine the physics results by unit analysis; 2) Apply the basic operations with vectors (scalar and vector products); 3) Apply the principles of kinematics in multi dimensions and direct applications of Newton's laws to solve the fundamental physics problems; 4) Apply concepts of energy, momentum, impulse and conservation laws; 5) Apply the principles of kinetics and dynamics of rotation around a single axis; 6) Apply the principals related with the free and forced oscillations. 
Program Learning Outcomes/Course Learning Outcomes  1  2  3  4  5  6 

1) Apply effective and studentcentered specific teaching methods and strategies in order to improve students’ mathematical thinking and problem solving skills.  
2) Design lesson plans based on how students learn mathematics and students’ difficulties in learning mathematics.  
3) Demonstrate knowledge in various areas of mathematics (such as analysis, algebra, linear algebra, geometry, topology, mathematical modeling, statistics and probability, differential equations) and nature of science and mathematics.  
4) Display knowledge and skills in developing programs, teaching technologies and materials in order to teach mathematics in effective and meaningful ways based on student needs.  
5) Evaluate and assess students’ individual developmental paths, difficulties in understanding mathematics in multiple ways and use assessment results in improving teaching and learning.  
6) Have an awareness of students’ social, cultural, economic and cognitive differences and plan the lessons and activities based on this awareness.  
7) Collaborate and respectively communicate with colleagues and student parents such that students learn mathematics in best ways and at the same time feel happy and safe. Work effectively within teams of their own discipline and multidisciplinary as well as take individual responsibility when they work alone.  
8) Have awareness of need for lifelong learning. Access information and following developments in education, science and technology. Display skills of solving problems related to their field, renew and improve themselves and critically analyze and question their own work. Use information technologies in effective ways.  
9) Use scientific investigation effectively to solve problems in mathematics teaching and learning based on scientific methods. Critically investigate, analyze and make a synthesis of data, and develop solutions to problems based on data and scientific sources.  
10) Exhibit skills of communicating effectively in oral and written Turkish and command of English at least at B2 general level of European Language Portfolio.  
11) Have awareness of and sensitivity to different cultures, values and students’ democratic rights.  
12) Display ethical and professional responsibilities. Have awareness of national and universal sensitivities that are expressed in National Education Fundamentals Laws.  
13) Demonstrate consciousness and sensitivity towards preserving nature and environment in the process of developing lesson activities.  
14) Display knowledge in national culture and history as well as international cultures and recognize their richness. Have awareness of and participate to developments in society, culture, arts and technology. 
N None  S Supportive  H Highly Related 
Program Outcomes and Competences  Level  Assessed by  
1)  Apply effective and studentcentered specific teaching methods and strategies in order to improve students’ mathematical thinking and problem solving skills.  N  
2)  Design lesson plans based on how students learn mathematics and students’ difficulties in learning mathematics.  N  
3)  Demonstrate knowledge in various areas of mathematics (such as analysis, algebra, linear algebra, geometry, topology, mathematical modeling, statistics and probability, differential equations) and nature of science and mathematics.  H  Exam,HW,Participation 
4)  Display knowledge and skills in developing programs, teaching technologies and materials in order to teach mathematics in effective and meaningful ways based on student needs.  N  
5)  Evaluate and assess students’ individual developmental paths, difficulties in understanding mathematics in multiple ways and use assessment results in improving teaching and learning.  N  
6)  Have an awareness of students’ social, cultural, economic and cognitive differences and plan the lessons and activities based on this awareness.  N  
7)  Collaborate and respectively communicate with colleagues and student parents such that students learn mathematics in best ways and at the same time feel happy and safe. Work effectively within teams of their own discipline and multidisciplinary as well as take individual responsibility when they work alone.  N  
8)  Have awareness of need for lifelong learning. Access information and following developments in education, science and technology. Display skills of solving problems related to their field, renew and improve themselves and critically analyze and question their own work. Use information technologies in effective ways.  N  
9)  Use scientific investigation effectively to solve problems in mathematics teaching and learning based on scientific methods. Critically investigate, analyze and make a synthesis of data, and develop solutions to problems based on data and scientific sources.  N  
10)  Exhibit skills of communicating effectively in oral and written Turkish and command of English at least at B2 general level of European Language Portfolio.  N  
11)  Have awareness of and sensitivity to different cultures, values and students’ democratic rights.  N  
12)  Display ethical and professional responsibilities. Have awareness of national and universal sensitivities that are expressed in National Education Fundamentals Laws.  N  
13)  Demonstrate consciousness and sensitivity towards preserving nature and environment in the process of developing lesson activities.  N  
14)  Display knowledge in national culture and history as well as international cultures and recognize their richness. Have awareness of and participate to developments in society, culture, arts and technology.  N 
Prepared by and Date  AHMET TOGO GİZ , September 2020 
Course Coordinator  MEHMET FEVZİ ÜNAL 
Semester  Fall 
Name of Instructor  Prof. Dr. AHMET TOGO GİZ 
Week  Subject 
1)  Fundamental quantities, significant figures, units and unit analysis. Vectors: Vector algebra, scalar product, vector product 
2)  Vectors: Vector algebra, scalar product, vector product, Static Equilibrium 
3)  Motion in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions: Projectile motion and uniform circular motion 
4)  Newton’s first, second and third laws 
5)  Application of Newton laws: Friction and uniform circular motion 
6)  Work and Kinetic Energy: Work, workenergy theorem and power 
7)  Potential energy and conservation of energy: Conservative and nonconservative forces 
8)  Momentum and motion of system of particle: Center of mass, motion of the center of mass 
9)  Momentum and conservation of momentum 
10)  Rotational kinematics: Angular position, angular velocity, angular acceleration, moment of inertia 
11)  Rotational dynamics: Torque, work and kinetic energy for rotating bodies 
12)  Rotational dynamics: Angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum 
13)  Free vibrations of simple systems 
14)  Forced vibrations and resonance 
15)  Final Examination/Project/Presentation Period 
16)  Final Exam/Project/Presentation Period 
Required/Recommended Readings  Sears & Zemansky's University Physics, 13th Edition, Vol. 1 Mastering Physics with eText  Access Card Package  
Teaching Methods  Students should watch the lecture videos posted in the blackboard system before they come to the classroom. The lecture contents are also posted in the blackboard system. The lectures are conventional lectures with instructor dominated. However, contributions of students are welcome. The interaction with the students (Q&A) will be maximized as much as possible.  
Homework and Projects  There are nonmandatory homework  
Laboratory Work  None  
Computer Use  None  
Other Activities  Random quizzes will take place. We will have at least 7 quizzes.  
Assessment Methods 


Course Administration 
giza@mef.edu.tr Students are expected to attend 70% of the classes. There is no makeup for missed classes. The attendance performance is going to be reflected by 10% to the final grades. One makeup exam will be given at the end of the semester for those who miss an exam due to a legitimate excuse accepted by the instructor. The students are expected to pursue in this class with honesty and integrity. Disciplinary action will be pursued in all instances if academic dishonesty and cheating has occurred. Students with disabilities should consult the instructor for their special needs. For any question, please consult the instructor via mail (giza@mef.edu.tr). 
Activity  No/Weeks  Hours  Calculation  
No/Weeks per Semester  Preparing for the Activity  Spent in the Activity Itself  Completing the Activity Requirements  
Course Hours  14  2  3  1  84  
Homework Assignments  10  0  2  20  
Quiz(zes)  10  0.3  0.2  5  
Midterm(s)  4  8  2  1  44  
Total Workload  153  
Total Workload/25  6.1  
ECTS  6 