COURSE SYLLABUS

Elemenary Physics A 7.5 Credits

Fysik A
First cycle, F0023T
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2009 Sp 1 - Spring 2009 Sp 4
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG
Subject
Physics
Subject group (SCB)
Physics

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, first cycle

Specific entry

Na B


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Course Aim
After this course, the student should have gained basic knowledge and experimental practice in Physics corresponding to the Physics A (100 credits) course at the Swedish secondary upper schools and Swedish national programs.

Contents
Physical quantities and units, conceptions, models and measurements. Fundamental mechanics, forces, moment and equilibrium. Energy, and work. Straight line motion. Motion with constant acceleration. Force, motion and projectile motion. Geometric optics. Light propagation, reflection and refraction, image construction and optical instruments. Fundamental electricity. Electric circuits and Kirchoff´s rules. Thermodynamics, temperature, heat and heat capacity. The laws of thermodynamics. The four forces, the universe.

Realization
The teaching is given in form of lectures and compulsory laboratory work.

Examination
There is one final written exam at the end of the course and obligatory assignments during the course. Laboratory work and laboratory reports are compulsory and have to be appproved. There can be alternative examination methods.

Remarks
The course is not in credit at the study programmes. In quarter 3 and 4 the course is based on material posted in Fronter.

Examiner
Lars Benckert

Transition terms
The course F0023T is equal to MTF404

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2009 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Bergström m.fl: ´´Heureka, Fysik för gymnasiekolan, kurs A´´, ISBN 91-27-56721-4. Kompendium: ´´Kompletteringar och laborationshandledningar till Fysik A´´, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik, maskin- och materialteknik, LTU.
Formelsamling: Tabell- och formelsamling för Fysik A och Fysik B, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik, maskin,- och materialteknik, LTU.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

Items/credits
NumberTypeCreditsGrade
0001Written exam Physics A3.9U G VG
0002Laboratory work Mecanics0.7U G#
0003Laboratory work Optics and Electricity0.7U G#
0004Other tasks Physics A2.2U G#