Mechanics and heat

Subject description

MECHANICS: kinematics, Newton's laws, torque, law of gravity, kinetic and potential energy, conservation of energy, harmonic oscillations, damped oscillations, forced oscillation, introduction to continuum mechanics, Bernoulli equation, viscosity, Poiseuille – Hagen equation, surface tension (Laplace equation, Young equation), Stokes law, quadratic friction law, mechanical waves

THERMODYNAMICS: fundamentals of engineering thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, heat transfer, thermal expansion of solids and liquids

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

– to acquire a general education in technical and natural sciences

– to gain better understanding of  theoretical and experimental methods in  natural and technical sciences

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, tutorials, demonstrative experiments during lectures and  lectures of  visiting professors from abroad.

Expected study results

Successful completion of  the course will provide the students with:

– education in fundamental  mechanics and thermodynamics, preparing  them for a future as problem solvers  in industry,

– a good basic education suitable for a career in electrical engineering  industry.

After completion of  the course the  students should be able to/of:

-use  the basic  theoretical tools of  mechanics and thermodynamics   that are needed for the more specialised courses in electrical engineering,
-application of   the basic laws of mechanics and thermodynamics  to  solve  general problems  in electrical engineering,

– solve practical problems, which prepare  the students for independent  development  work 

in the industry ,

– solve  interdisciplinary engineering  problems,  requiring a  knowledge and understanding  of   thermodynamics and mechanics, as well as experience with analytical tools.

Basic sources and literature

1.R. A. Serway: Physics, Sounders Golden Sunburst Series, vsakokratna nova izdaja

2.A. Iglič, V. Kralj-Iglič: Mehanika in termodinamika, Založba FE in FRI, vsakokratna nova izdaja,

spletna izdaja  na domači strani :

ter v  Spletni učilnici FE:

3.T. Gyergyek, V. Kralj-Iglič, A. Iglič, M. Fošnarič: Vaje iz Fizike 1, Založba FE in FRI, vsakokratna nova izdaja je tudi na domači strani :

4. J. Strnad: Fizika 1. del: Mehanika, toplota, DMFA, najnovejša izdaja

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