Physics for Technicians 4.5 Credits

Fysik för bergsskoletekniker
First cycle, B0003T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2012 Sp 1 - Autumn 2012 Sp 2
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Syllabus established
by Dept TVM Mats Näsström 03 Apr 2012

Last revised
by Dept TVM Mats Näsström 03 Apr 2012

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, first cycle

More information about English language requirements

Course Aim

The course will provide basic knowledge in physics that may be needed for a job as a technician.

The student will after a completed course

  • have arguments and carry out simple calculations on physical quantities and concepts such as speed, strength and energy
  • describe and analyze some everyday phenomena and processes such as simple motion, force situations and pressures, energy conversion and optical phenomena using physical concepts and models
  • participate in planning and carrying out simple experimental investigations as well as oral and written report and interpret results

To do this requires that the student have obtained

  • basic knowledge of the structure of the universe and the structure of matter into smaller components, and the fundamental forces that connect planetary systems, atoms and nuclei
  • knowledge of forces and moments, and utilize these concepts to describe the equilibrium and linear motion
  • knowledge of the light, its reflection and refraction and some applications in this area
  • knowledge of electrical fields, electrical current and voltage, and electrical energy and power
  • knowledge of heating, temperature and pressure
  • knowledge of conservation of energy and energy transformations, know the meaning of the concept of energy quality and be able to use knowledge of the energy to discuss energy issues in the community
  • knowledge of some events from the historical development of physics and its implications for society.


Readings, Uniform and accelerated linear motion, light reflection and refraction, optical imaging, force and pressure, equilibrium, force and motion, Work, Energy and power, Thermodynamics, Electric fields, Power Effect of charged particles, electrical dc circuits.

Lessons and laboratory work.


Written examination and approved laboratory assignments.

The course corresponds to FY1004.

Nils Almqvist

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2012 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

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