Basic Sciences and Lab-1


This course is a foundation and a pre-requisite course for other engineering courses that are taught in later semesters. Many college level physical concepts are introduced starting from basic measurements of time, length and mass and then moving on to explaining motion in 2-D and 3-D, velocity, acceleration, work, power, energy and momentum. Several fundamental physical principles and laws are explained. Concepts related to temperature and pressure is then introduced followed by basics of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism, sound and optics.

Student Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  • Acquire skills that are useful for other disciplines and which they can use throughout their lives. These include thinking logically and analytically; solving problems and making simplified assumptions and constructing mathematical models
  • Understand operation of many devices in various disciplines that are used in the current technological world. Few examples include laser printer, speed sensors, noise cancellation headphones, induction stove, ultrasonic imaging, CT scanner etc.
  • Develop a sense of beauty and appreciate the fundamental laws that governs the universe