Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
· Kinematics and dynamics of the particle (motion along a straight line and circular motion, relative motions, composition of motions, Newton's laws of motion, friction, gravitation, non-inertial frames of reference).
· Conservation principles (work, kinetic energy, potential energy, relation between force and potential energy, conservation of mechanical energy, conservation of momentum).
· Statics and dynamics of rigid bodies (rotational motion and moment of inertia, Huygens' theorem, torque, conservation of angular momentum, equilibrium).
· Statics and dynamics of fluids (pressure in a fluid, law of hydrostatic equilibrium, Archimede's principle, surface phenomena, motion of a fluid and stream lines, Bernoulli's equation, viscosity).
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
a. Contribution of the teaching unit to the learning outcomes of the programme
BIOL1BA: 1.2 (D, E), 1.3 (S), 3.1 (S), 3.2 (S), 3.4 (S), 4.2 (D), 4.4 (D), 5.1 (S), 5.3 (S).
CHIM1BA: 1.1 (D, E), 2.1 (D, E), 3.1 (D, E), 3.3 (D, E), 4.1 (S), 4.2 (S), 4.3 (S), 5.3 (D), 5.4 (D, E).
GEOG1BA: 1.1 (D, E), 3.2 (S), 3.6 (S), 7.2 (D, E), 7.3 (D, E).
VETE1BA: 1.1.3 (D, E), 2.1 (D, E), 2.2 (S), 2.3 (S), 2.5 (S), 2.6 (D, E), 4.1 (D), 6.1.1 (S), 6.1.2 (S), 7.3 (S).
b. Specific learning outcomes of the teaching unit
At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to:
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
2. One-dimensional kinematics
3. Inertia and two-dimensional motion
4. Dynamics of the particle : part 1
5. Dynamics of the particle : part 2
6. Work and energy
7. Conservation of energy
9. Systems of particles
10. Rigid body rotation around a fixed axis
11. Static equilibrium of a rigid body and angular momentum
12. Fluid statics
13. Fluid dynamics
The different subjects are presented in the theoretical course via slides and blackboard notes. The fundamental concepts are illustrated using applications from modern life, short films or animations, and experiments. The guided exercise sessions play an essential role in the comprehension of the theoretical course and allow the application of the studied theoretical concepts to real problems. The list of problems to be solved during an exercise session and a list of additional problems appears on the LPHY1121 MoodleUCL site approximately one week prior to the exercise session. Preparation of the problems to be solved is crucial. Participation in the practical laboratory sessions is mandatory. A description of the tasks to be carried out in the laboratory together with an introductory video appear on the LPHY1101 MoodleUCL site approximately one week prior to each session. It is essential that this description be read carefully, the video be watched and the preliminary questions be answered prior to the session. A laboratory report must be written and submitted at the end of the session. This report is assessed. Each week, a ReflexSciences test (short video and multiple-choice questions) is proposed on the LPHY1101 MoodleUCL site. The time to answer this test is limited. The purpose is to measure the (fine) understanding of the subjects studied the previous week. Each test is corrected during the guided exercise session that follows. A tutorial, during which the students may ask their questions to the teaching team, is held each week. The best approach is to work consistently throughout the semester. In particular, it is essential that students regularly solve the exercises themselves, and do not simply read the solutions.
The exam includes various problems similar to those solved in the guided exercise sessions (one of these problems is taken from the list of problems solved in the sessions) and some questions that aim to check that the concepts and developments presented during the theoretical course have well been mastered (comprehension questions, demonstrations, true or false with or without justification, multiple-choice questions or sentences to complete).
All the subjects addressed during the theoretical lessons and the guided exercise sessions must be known for the exam. However, the students have access to a form with the main formulas, which is posted on the LPHY1101 MoodleUCL site.
It is essential to bring a simple scientific calculator to the exam.
The modalities mentioned above are valid whatever the exam session.
- Physique. 1. Mécanique, 5e édition, Harris Benson, De Boeck (Ed.), 735 pp.