Course Overview

Physics is part of the final section of the IMAT exam along with maths. It assess the candidates general understanding of basic physical concepts such as measures, motion, dynamics, mechanics and electricity.

Total number of questions: 4

Live streaming hours: 4h


1. Measures

  • Direct and Indirect Measurements
  • Fundamental and Derived Quantities
  • Dimensions of Physical Quantities
  • The Metric System and The CGS System of Units
  • The International System of Units (SI)

2. Kinematics

  • Kinematic quantities
  • Various types of motion with particular regard to uniform and uniformly accelerating rectilinear motion
  • Uniform circular motion
  • Harmonic motion (for all motions: definition and relationships between quantities)

3. Dynamics

  • Vectors and vector operations
  • Forces, moments of forces about a point
  • Moment of a force couple
  • Vector composition of forces
  • Definition of mass and weight
  • Acceleration due to gravity
  • Density and specific gravity
  • The law of universal gravitation, 1st, 2nd and 3rd laws of motion
  • Work, kinetic energy, potential energy
  • Principle of conservation of energy
  • Impulse and momentum
  • Principle of conservation of momentum

4. Fluid mechanics

  • Pressure, and its unit of measure (not only in the SI system)
  • Archimedes’ Principle
  • Pascal’s principle
  • Stevino’s law

5. Thermodynamics

  • Thermometry and calorimetry
  • Thermal capacity and specific heat capacity
  • Modes of heat propagation
  • Changes of state and latent heats
  • Ideal Gas Laws
  • First and second laws of thermodynamics

6. Electrostatic and electrodynamics

  • Coulomb’s law
  • Electric field and potential
  • Dielectric constant
  • Capacitors
  • Direct current
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Kirchhoff’s Principles
  • Capacitors in series and in parallel
  • Electrical resistance and resistivity
  • Electrical resistances in series and in parallel
  • Work, Power, Joule effect
  • Generators
  • Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
  • Effects of electrical currents (thermal, chemical and magnetic)

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