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Instructor: Gregorios Itskos

(For the Department of Civil Engineering) 

Content:

-Introduction to Thermodynamics: Temperature, Calorimetry, Thermal Equilibrium, Thermal Expansion, Heat and Heat Conduction Mechanisms
-Ideal Gases: Kinetic Gas Theory, the Ideal Gas Equation, Internal Energy, First Thermodynamic Law, Heat Capacity, Thermodynamic Processes, Diagrams P-V-T
-Kinematics: Instant and Average Speed-Acceleration, Examples of Motion in 2 Dimensions
-Newton's Laws and Applications, Friction and Fluid Resistance, Circular - Relative Motion
-Kinetic/Potential Energy, Work, Conservative and Non-Conservative Forces, Energy Conservation Principle
-Linear Momentum and Principle of Conservation, Elastic and Inelastic Collisions, Center of Mass
-Rotation of Rigid Bodies: Angular Speed-Acceleration, Torque, Moment of Inertia, Rolling without Slipping, Rotational Energy, Angular Momentum and Principle of Conservation
-Periodic Motion: Simple Harmonic Oscillator: Equations and Energy, Simple and Physical Pendulum
-Mechanical Waves: Mathematical Wave Description, Speed-Acceleration-Wave Energy

Assesment:

-1st Midterm Exam (1/3 of the course content), 25% of the final grade 
-2nd Midterm Exam, (1/3 of the course content), 25% of the final grade  
-Final Exam, (all course content), 50% of the final grade