15h Th, 10h Pr
Number of credits
|Bachelor in computer science||4 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
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
* 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.
Prof. Matthieu Verstraete
Universite de Liège
Institut de Physique, Bat. B5, 3/7
Allée du 6 aout, 17
B- 4000 Sart Tilman, Liège
Phone : +32 4 366 90 17 Fax : +32 4 366 36 29 Mail : email@example.com
Teaching assistant: Antoine Dewandre Tel : +32 4 366 3636 Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
5 Circular movement
6 Work Energy Power