Physics 3 7.5 credits

Fysik 3
First cycle, F0006T
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 03 May 2002

Last revised
by Niklas Lehto 05 Nov 2019

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 F0004T Physics 1 and M0029M Calculus or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

After completing the course
1.    Knowledge and understanding
•    you can explain the concepts: work, energy, momentum, angular momentum and moment of inertia
•    you can explain the concepts: time dilation, length contraction and radioactive radiation
2.    Skills and abilities
•    you can make free-body diagrams and solve 2D dynamical problems for particles and rigid bodies e.g. in simple rotation, physical pendulum motion, satellite movement, arbitrary collisions and non-constant acceleration
•    you can calculate the position of the center of mass for arbitrary 2D bodies
•    you can apply the law of conservation of mechanical energy on systems with rotating parts
•    you can solve 1D problems in special relativity
•    you can calculate the energies in radioactive decay and nuclear reactions
•    you can present scientific results in a structured way
3.    Assessment and attitude
•    you can participate in the nuclear debate in an informed way
•    you are aware of the world view of modern physics and your own responsibility to develop sustainable technical solutions


•    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

Lectures and compulsory laboratory work. The lectures contain overview of theory, demonstrations and problem solving.


Written exam at the end of the course. Two laboratory exercises with written reports. Alternative forms of examination may occur.

This course cannot be included in a study program in combination with courses W0012T.

Erik Elfgren

Transition terms
The course F0006T is equal to MTF098

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
- 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 scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 56.00MandatoryA07
0003Laboratory, MechanicsU G#0.50MandatoryS16
0004Laboratory, Modern PhysicsU G#1.00MandatoryS16

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.
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