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JIF 211
Mechanics
Academic Session 2015/2016
Web Conferencing
Session

Date
Regional
Centre A

Regional
Centre B

Time

26/09/2015

9.00 - 10.00 am

07/11/2015

9.00 - 10.00 am

19/12/2015

11.00 - 12.00 am

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[Students need to fill the date and time of web conference session. Please refer to the video and
web conference time-table for Academic Session 2015/2016 provided].

JIF 211/4 - MECHANICS

COURSE MANAGER:

PROFESOR HANAFI ATAN


ahanafi@usm.my

COURSE CONTENTS:
This is a 4-unit course and you will be provided with a book entitled College Physics
by Giambattista, Richardson and Richardson. The Chapter 2 - Chapter 8 of the books
will be used for this course.
Chapter 2 - Force
Chapter 3 - Accelerations and Newtons Second Law of Motion
Chapter 4 - Motion with constant Acceleration
Chapter 5 - Circular Motion
Chapter 6 - Conservation of Energy
Chapter 7 - Linear Momentum
Chapter 8 - Torque and Angular Momentum
Students are also advised to look up the Schaums Series Book entitled College
Physics (see reference books section for details). for more fully worked examples
and problems.
Web Conferencing
There will be 6-web conferencing as follows:
Video
Conferencing

Date/
Time

Module

Agenda

1st web
conferencing

26/09/15

Chapter 2

Force

2nd Web
Conferencing

07/11/15

Chapter 3

Accelerations and Newtons Second Law


of Motion

3rd web
conferencing

19/12/15

Chapter 4

Motion with constant Acceleration

4th Web
conferencing

Chapter 5

Circular Motion

5th web
conferencing

Chapter 6

Conservation of Energy

6th Web
Conferencing

Chapter 7

Linear Momentum &Torque and Angular


Momentum

Chapter 8

Assignment
1

There will be two written assignments


Assignment 1:

Chapter 2-4
Dateline for assignment 1 submission is 20 January 2016.

Assignment 2:

Chapter 5-8
Dateline for assignment 2 submission is 15 April 2016.

These assignments must be sent directly to the course manager.


Continuous assessment
One continuous assessment will be conducted during the Intensive Course. The part
covered by this continuous assessment is the whole of Module 1.
INTENSIVE COURSE
The date for the intensive course is available in the Academic Calendar provided.
The face-to-face tutorials will be conducted during the intensive course.
CONTRIBUTION OF COURSE WORKS AND FINAL EXAMINATION
The duration of the final examination for this course is 3 hours.
The examination is based on all the chapters covered.
The grade for this course is based on:
Final examination:
Course works:

70%
Assignment
Continuous assessment

10%
20%

30%

E-Learning Portal
The assignment questions, sample examination questions and other course
resources are available at the school electronic portal. The url is
http://el.pppjj.usm.my. There is also a provision of forum for course facilitation.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
Giambattista, Richardson & Richardson. 2013. College Physics. McGraw Hill.
Bueche, F and Hecht E. (2006). Schaums Series: College Physics. McGraw Hill.