3 ECTS credits
90 h study time
Offer 1 with catalog number 1015332ANR for all students in the 1st semester at a (A) Bachelor - preliminary level.
Introduction: units and dimensions, orders of magnitude, dimension-analysis.
Mechanics: kinematics, & dynamics: Newton's laws, gravitation, energy,
(linear) momentum, angular momentum and the associated conservation laws.
Compulsory: the following handbook
"Physics for scientists and engineers", R. Knight (Pearson Int'al)
Students get access to the online system "Mastering Physics".
Copies of the projected data shown in class are provided.
For the lab work notes written by the teacher are provided.
Complementary study material:
Any other university physics handbook.
A. General
1 . The student can work properly with units, orders of magnitude and dimensions of physical and other variables.
2 . The student is able to understand a simple physical model and to interpret it.
3 . The Bachelor has a basic understanding of scientific methods, the relevance of physics in other fields of science and society.
4 . The student can prepare a scientific report on a practical assignment and report the measurements correctly taking into account measurement uncertainties. The student can make use of word processing, electronic spreadsheets. The student is able to present data in a chart, and conversely, to interpret a graph.
5 . The student is familiar with the use of basic mathematical techniques in physics, such as vectors, derivatives, integrals, and can interpret mathematical expressions physically.
B. Specific:
1 . The student knows the basic principles of motion (kinematics ) in one and more (3) dimensions and using this vector calculus, integrals and derivatives. He knows the most important equations of motion (uniform motion uniformly accelerated motion, uniform circular motion, ... ) correctly.
2 . The student acquires the basic knowledge of classical mechanics based on Newton's laws.
3 . Studentscan formulate the laws of Newton and apply them to problems of statics and dynamics in one, two and three dimensions using free body diagrams, including friction.
4 . The student know the concepts of work, energy and momentum, and can apply these in applications such collisions.
5 . Students know the concept of potential energy of a conservative force field and can calculate it from the force field and vice versa (in 1 D). He / she can interpret energy diagrams.
6 . Students can formulate and apply the conservation laws of energy and momentum.
7 . The students know the classical theory of gravitation (Newton, Kepler, ... ) and can describe the simplified movements of the planets, satellites, etc...
8 . The student is able to perform simple experiments (eg pendulum) in the lab and report the results in writing.
9 . Students can deduce a model through simple experiments in the lab "experimental discovery", ie without first having seen an extensive theoretical background in lectures .
10 . Students are able to process measurement data, apply elementary error analysis and statistical analysis, mathematical connections between metrics, make graphs, and linearize non - linear relationships.
C. The bachelor also meets the general objectives of the Faculty of Sciences and Bio – Engineering:
1 . The bachelor has the necessary theoretical knowledge and methodological skills to attend the consecutive Master programme in domestic and European universities successfully.
2 . The bachelor will have developed elementary skills and attitudes that are useful for the labor market.
3 . The Bachelor has the necessary skills and attitudes to autonomously acquire new knowledge and apply it.
4 . The bachelor can consult scientific sources collect data, represent, select and process them.
5 . The Bachelor is able to understand academic English scientific writing.
6 . The Bachelor has a critical and inquiring attitude.
7 . The Bachelor has the necessary computer skills, relevant to his/her field.
8 . The Bachelor is able to present oral and written reports.
9 . The Bachelor is able to function in a team. He / she can communicate on a subject with colleagues and non -colleagues from related disciplines.
10 . The bachelor can work independently and plan, self-evaluate and, if necessary, adjust.
The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Written Exam determines 70% of the final mark.
PRAC Practical Assignment determines 30% of the final mark.
Within the Written Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:
Within the PRAC Practical Assignment category, the following assignments need to be completed:
Work during the year: lab reports, schriftelijke evaluatie foutentheorie: 30%. No second session exam is organised for this part.
Written exam in January: theory and exercises (problem solving): 70%
Attendance of the lab sessions is mandatory.
This offer is part of the following study plans:
Bachelor of Philosophy and Moral Sciences: default (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Biology: Default track (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Chemistry: Default track (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Geography: Default track (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Bioengineering Sciences: Default track (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Computer Science: Default track (only offered in Dutch)
Bridging Programme Master of Science in Biology: Ecology (only offered in Dutch)