This course is designed for students in all disciplines and all years who are curious about science in daily life. The course covers the working principles and mechanisms of the things and phenomena around us. Logical thinking and appreciation of science are emphasized with mathematics kept at a minimum. Students are trained to develop scientific intuition and to understand that many "magical" things in everyday life can be predictable.
Professor Mehmet Özer
Wednesday 15:00-17:00 3B 12-14-16
Wednesday 13:00-15:00 3 A 10 Ofis
Teaching Methods and Techniques
- Multimedia, Simulations.
- Louis A. Bloomfield, “How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life”, 5th Edition, 2013
THE LAWS OF MOTION – Skating, Falling Balls.
THE LAWS OF MOTION – Seesaws, Wheels, Bumper Cars.
MECHANICAL OBJECTS – Spring Scales, Ball Sports: Bouncing, “Carousels and Roller Coasters”.
MECHANICAL OBJECTS – Bicycles.
FLUIDS – Balloons, Water Distribution.
FLUIDS AND MOTION – Garden Watering, Ball Sports: Air, Airplanes.
Midterm Exam Week
HEAT AND PHASE TRANSITIONS – Woodstoves, “Water, Steam, and Ice”, “Clothing, Insulation, and Climate”.
THERMODYNAMICS – Air Conditioners, Automobiles.
RESONANCE AND MECHANICAL WAVES – Clocks, Musical Instruments, The Sea.