School  Natural Sciences
Academic Unit
 Geology Department
Level of Studies
Course Code
Εξάμηνο σπουδών  2ο
Course Title
Independent Teaching Activities
Weekly Teaching Hours
Credits  4
Course Type
 Field of Science (Mechanics, Waves, Fluids, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism and Optics)
Prerequisite Courses
Language of Instruction & Examinations
Is the Course offered to Erasmus Students
Course Web-Page (URL)  
Learning Outcomes
  • To gain the fundamental knowledge and understand the basic, known principles of Classical Mechanics, Waves, Fluids, Thermodynamics, as well as of Electromagnetism and Optics.
  • To develop synthetic thinking and get familiarized with solving more complex physics problems and interpreting physical phenomena, also related to the science of Geology.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyze and synthesize data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Physics and Measurement. Vectors. Motion in one and two dimensions, Circular motion. The concept of force and the laws of motion. Energy and energy transfer. Conservative and nonconservative forces. Linear Momentum and Collisions. Rotation of a Rigid Object about a Fixed Axis. Angular Momentum. Fluid Mechanics. Oscillatory Motion. Wave Motion. Sound Waves. Superposition and Standing Waves. Temperature. Laws of thermodynamics.
  • Electric Field, Gauss’ Law, Electric potential, Current and resistance, Electrical circuits (DC), Magnetic Field,
  • Faraday’s law, Magnetic properties of matter, Electromagnetic Waves, Nature of Light, Geometrical Optics.
Delivery  Face to face (Lectures in class)
Use of Information & Communication Technology
 Use of ICT in teaching and communication with students
Teaching Methods
Activity Semester workload
 Lectures  4×13=52
 Tutorial exercises  9
 Individual study  3×13=39
 Total number of hours for the Course  100
 Student Performance Evaluation
 Written Exams (Multiple choice, short answer questions, problem solving)
Attached Bibliography
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers, R. Serway, J. Jewett, Brooks Cole.
  • Physics, Volume 1, 5th Edition, Resnick, Halliday, Krane, Wiley.
  • University Physics with Modern Physics, Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman, Pearson
  • .Physics for Scientists and Engineers, R. Serway, J. Jewett, Brooks Cole.
  • Fundamental of Physics, D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker, 10th Edition, Wiley.