## Duration

15h Th, 10h Pr

## Number of credits

Bachelor in computer science | 4 crédits |

## Lecturer

## Language(s) of instruction

French language

## Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

## Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

## Learning unit contents

This course aims to give students an understanding the basis of the fundamental laws which govern the physical phenomena which surround us: The laws of classical mechanics, which give a systematic, mathematic, and universal approach to problems (in physics or elsewhere)

## Learning outcomes of the learning unit

One central outcome is to learn to model processes in a mathematical, algorithmic, and efficient manner.

The second step is to solve problems by reasoning either in:

- a reductionist fashion (e.g. division of a system into components and integration of the equations of motion) or
- a global fashion (using conservation laws, e.g. of energy).

The practical use of concepts seen in the Math class will allow you to better assimilate and see their applications.

## Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic mathematics, including trigonometry, vectors, projections and geometry... Refreshers are organized during classes.

No prerequisite course module.

## Planned learning activities and teaching methods

10 hours of practical sessions divided as 5 x 2 hours of problem questions on point and solid object mechanics.

A mid-term test will be organized beginning of November, to give each student a reference point for her/his own level of understanding, and the difficulty of the exam in January. The test will be followed by a correction by the teaching assistant, with explanations of important points and difficulties - these remedial sessions are obligatory for students whose grade is lower than 8/20.

At the end of each semester, a question and answer session is held, in view of preparing for exams. Timetables are established at the beginning of each year.

## Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

All courses and problem sessions are in face-to-face format.

Information concerning the organization of the lectures and practical sessions will be communicated through myUlg and the web site of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

## Recommended or required readings

All slides for ex cathedra classes are on MyULg

Reference textbook: Kane&Sternheim Physique (1986) Dunod ed. ISBN 2 10 007169 6

French translation by Ph. Ghosez, M. Hoebeke, et G. Llabres

Other references:
* Physics Eugene Hecht

ISBN-10: 2744500186

* University Physics, Harris Benson
ISBN-10: 0471006890

* Fundamentals of Physics, Halliday & Resnick
ISBN-10: 0470469110

## Assessment methods and criteria

**January**: exam on mechanics containing

- 1 multiple choice section with short questions on all of the material
- open questions on the theory and concepts seen in class
- problem questions similar to those in the book by Kane and Sternheim, and in the problem sets with the TA

The final grade incorporates the results of a test end of October or beginning of November.

## Work placement(s)

## Organizational remarks

## Contacts

Prof. Matthieu Verstraete
Universite de Liège
Institut de Physique, Bat. B5, 3/7
Allée du 6 aout, 17
B- 4000 Sart Tilman, Liège
Belgium

Phone : +32 4 366 90 17
Fax : +32 4 366 36 29
Mail : matthieu.verstraete@ulg.ac.be

Teaching assistant:
Antoine Dewandre
Tel : +32 4 366 3636
Mail: antoine.dewandre@student.ulg.ac.be

## Items online

PHYS3027 slides for all chapters

Slides for all chapters of the course on Mechanics

1 Uniform and uniformally accelerated motion

2 Motion in 2D

3 Newton's laws

4 Statics

5 Circular movement

6 Work Energy Power

7 Momentum