Education Faculty
English Language Education Program
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The Physics of Everday Life

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
FİZU0006 The Physics of Everday Life 2/0/0 EL Türkçe 2
Course Goals
This course is designed for students in all disciplines and all years who are curious about science in daily life. The course covers the working principles and mechanisms of the things and phenomena around us. Logical thinking and appreciation of science are emphasized with mathematics kept at a minimum. Students are trained to develop scientific intuition and to understand that many "magical" things in everyday life can be predictable.
Prerequisite(s) None
Corequisite(s) None
Special Requisite(s) None
Instructor(s) Professor Mehmet Özer
Course Assistant(s) None
Schedule Wednesday 15:00-17:00 3B 12-14-16
Office Hour(s) Wednesday 13:00-15:00 3 A 10 Ofis
Teaching Methods and Techniques - Multimedia, Simulations.
Principle Sources - Louis A. Bloomfield, “How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life”, 5th Edition, 2013
Other Sources
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week INTRODUCTION Multimedia, Simulations.
2. Week THE LAWS OF MOTION – Skating, Falling Balls. Multimedia, Simulations.
3. Week THE LAWS OF MOTION – Seesaws, Wheels, Bumper Cars. Multimedia, Simulations.
4. Week MECHANICAL OBJECTS – Spring Scales, Ball Sports: Bouncing, “Carousels and Roller Coasters”. Multimedia, Simulations.
5. Week MECHANICAL OBJECTS – Bicycles. Multimedia, Simulations.
6. Week FLUIDS – Balloons, Water Distribution. Multimedia, Simulations.
7. Week FLUIDS AND MOTION – Garden Watering, Ball Sports: Air, Airplanes. Multimedia, Simulations.
8. Week Midterm Exam Week Midterm Exam
9. Week HEAT AND PHASE TRANSITIONS – Woodstoves, “Water, Steam, and Ice”, “Clothing, Insulation, and Climate”. Multimedia, Simulations.
10. Week THERMODYNAMICS – Air Conditioners, Automobiles. Multimedia, Simulations.
11. Week RESONANCE AND MECHANICAL WAVES – Clocks, Musical Instruments, The Sea. Multimedia, Simulations.
12. Week ELECTRICITY – Static Electricity, Xerographic Copiers,Flashlights. Multimedia, Simulations.
13. Week MAGNETISM AND ELECTRODYNAMICS – Household Magnets, Electric Power Distribution. Multimedia, Simulations.
14. Week ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES – Radio, Microwave Ovens. Multimedia, Simulations.
15. Week Final Exam Week Final Exam
16. Week Final Exam Week Final Exam
17. Week Final Exam Week Final Exam
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 50
Final Exam 1 50