GAZI UNIVERSITY INFORMATION PACKAGE - 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

COURSE DESCRIPTION
MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS I/FİZ210A
Course Title: MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS I
Credits 4 ECTS 6
Semester 4 Compulsory/Elective Compulsory
COURSE INFO
 -- LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
  Turkish
 -- NAME OF LECTURER(S)
  Dr. Çağlar GÜLÇİÇEK
 -- WEB SITE(S) OF LECTURER(S)
  http://websitem.gazi.edu.tr/site/caglar
 -- EMAIL(S) OF LECTURER(S)
  caglar@gazi.edu.tr
 -- LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
Makes basic vector operations.
Uses cartesian coordinate system appropriately in the problem solving
Distinguish the concepts of scalar and vector fields.
Calculates functions of the Gradient, Divergence, Rotational, Laplacian.
Calculates Line, surface and volume integrals.
Knows Gauss Theorem, Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, Green's theorem in the plane .
Toggles between Cartesian, spherical and cylindrical coordinates
Solves a given problem using appropriate coordinate system.
Makes the basic operations with matrices.
Knows eigenvalues and eigenvectors of matrices
 -- MODE OF DELIVERY
  The mode of delivery of this course is Face to face.
 -- PREREQUISITES AND CO-REQUISITES
  There is no prerequisite or co-requisite for this course.
 -- RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTS
  There is no recommended optional programme component for this course.
 --COURSE CONTENT
1. Week  Vectors Operations
2. Week  Cartesian Coordinate System and Unit Vectors
3. Week  Linear Independence Vectors, Scalar and Vector Fields
4. Week  Vector Differentiation, Gradient, Divergence, Curl, Laplacian
5. Week  Path, Surface, Volume Integrations
6. Week  Gauss’s Theorem, Green’s Theorem
7. Week  Stokes’s Theorem, Green’s Theorem in the Plane
8. Week  Exam
9. Week  Spherical Coordinates and Theorems of Integration
10. Week  Cylindrical Coordinates and Theorems of Integration
11. Week  Matrices Addition, Multiplication, Differentiation
12. Week  Determinant
13. Week  Matrices Characterizations Homogeneous and Non-Homogeneous Equations
14. Week  Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of Matrices
15. Week  
16. Week  
 -- RECOMMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
  “Fizikte Matematik Metodlar”, Coşkun Önem, Birsen Yayınevi. “Matematik Yöntemler”, Bekir Karaoğlu, Güven Yayınevi.
 -- PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
  Lecture, Practise.
 -- WORK PLACEMENT(S)
  No
 -- ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 
Quantity
Percentage
 Mid-terms
1
40
 Assignment
0
0
 Exercises
0
0
 Projects
0
0
 Practice
0
0
 Quiz
0
0
 Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade  
40
 Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade  
60
 -- WORKLOAD
 Efficiency  Total Week Count  Weekly Duration (in hour)  Total Workload in Semester
 Theoretical Study Hours of Course Per Week
14
4
56
 Practising Hours of Course Per Week
0
 Reading
0
 Searching in Internet and Library
0
 Designing and Applying Materials
0
 Preparing Reports
0
 Preparing Presentation
0
 Presentation
0
 Mid-Term and Studying for Mid-Term
7
4
28
 Final and Studying for Final
7
5
35
 Other
10
2
20
 TOTAL WORKLOAD: 
139
 TOTAL WORKLOAD / 25: 
5.56
 ECTS: 
6
 -- COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
NO
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
1
2
3
4
5
1Explain the physics concepts, laws and theories by considering relationships between them.
2Establish relationships between physics, philosophy, mathematics and other branches of science.X
3Design appropriate experiments and use laboratory materials in an effective manner.
4Use scientific methods when solving physics problems.
5Know the learning-teaching and the assessment-evaluation approaches.
6Consider emerging needs of students depending on their individual differences to ensure active participation.
7Develop appropriate strategies to reduce students’ learning difficulties and misconceptions.
8Value continuity in personal and professional development and lifelong learning.
9Develop a positive attitude and value towards his/her profession and environment.
10Be sensitive towards national and universal significances given in the Basic Law of National Education.
11Use appropriate technological learning environments and products at learning environment.
12Use different, valid and reliable information sources in order to achieve scientific knowledge.
13Analyze the relationships between physics, environment, society and technology.
14Analyze the working principle of technological tools which are working according to the principles of the laws of physics.
15Know how to use the different physics and physics education software and simulation programs.
16Use information and communication skills effectively in the teaching process.
17Be able to develop materials related to physics or use available materials by selecting the most appropriate ones.
18Use appropriate teaching-learning and measurement-evaluation approaches at physical education.
19Use laboratory approaches effectively and safely.
20Follow secondary school physics curriculum effectively.