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Physics 3 7.5 credits

Fysik 3
First cycle, F0006T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2022 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study
Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and You are expected to have knowledge in statics and simple dynamics as well as differentiation and derivation. This can, for example, be obtained in F0004T Physics 1, 7,5 hp, and M0047M Calculus, 7,5 hp.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

After completing the course, you can

1.     Knowledge and understanding

  • explain and illustrate, for simple, two-dimensional, rotating bodies, the concepts:
    work, energy, momentum, angular momentum, moment of inertia and center of mass and the corresponding dynamics
  • explain and illustrate the concepts:
    time dilation, length contraction, relativistic Doppler shift, radioactive radiation and nuclear decay.
2.    Skills and abilities
  • make free-body diagrams and solve 2D dynamical problems for particles and simple rigid bodies in
  1. simple rotation,
  2. physical pendulum motion,
  3. satellite movement,
  4. and non-constant acceleration
  • calculate the position of the center of mass for arbitrary 2D bodies
  • apply the law of conservation of mechanical energy on systems with rotating parts
  • solve simple problems in special relativity
  • calculate the energies in radioactive decay and nuclear reactions
  • present scientific results in a structured way
  • present your solutions in a comprehensible way

3.     Assessment and attitude

  • make simple group work in a group with different composition
  • discuss the nuclear question with regards to the technology, sustainability and environment
  • superficially discuss and illustrate gender equality


Moden Physics:
•    special relativity
•    nuclear- and particle physics
•    radioactivity
•    risks of radiation exposure when using radioactive isotopes in technology and medicine
•    astrophysics and cosmology

•    motion under non-constant acceleration
•    polar coordinates
•    2D collisions, coefficient of restitution
•    gravitation
•    periodic motion
•    movement of center of mass
•    intertia
•    kinetics and kinematics of rigid bodies (translation and rotation)
•    dynamic momentum and forces in bearings
•    moment of inertia and dynamics of rigid bodies

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lectures and compulsory laboratory work. The lectures contain overview of theory, demonstrations and problem solving.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.

Written exam at the end of the course and compulsory assignments. Two laboratory exercises with written reports. Alternative forms of examination may occur. If a student has not been under proper surveillance, or if the examiner has another factual ground to doubt that the student has the required knowledge, a complementary examination may be required

This course cannot be included in a study program in combination with courses  MTF008, MTF009, MTF429, MTF098, F0060T, W0012T, Completion course Mechanics or Completion course Modern Physics.

Erik Elfgren

Transition terms
The course F0006T is equal to MTF098

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3
- Young H. D., Freedman R. A., University Physics with Modern Physics in SI units, 15th edition, Pearson 2019, (t.ex. ISBN-13: 9781292314730) or equivalent . Also edition 14 (or 13) can work reasonably or equivalent.
- Elfgren E., Fysika, Luleå tekniska universitet. Sold at the student union in Luleå.
- Complementary material (laboration instructions etc) is published in the learning platform.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Laboratory, MechanicsU G#0.50MandatoryS16
0004Laboratory, Modern PhysicsU G#1.00MandatoryS16
0006Assignment reportU G#3.00MandatoryA21
0007Written examG U 3 4 53.00MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.
See also

Syllabus established
by Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 03 May 2002

Last revised
by Niklas Lehto, Programme Director 14 Feb 2022