Physics for secondary school teachers 15 Credits

Fysik för grundskolans senare år
First cycle, F0025T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2009 Sp 1 - Autumn 2009 Sp 2
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
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, first cycle

Specific entry

Mathematics course A, B, C and Physics course A.

More information about English language requirements

Course Aim
To give basic knowledge and experimental practice in Physics. The course provides the necessary backround for studies in physics at the university.

Waves: harmonic oscillation, mechanical waves, superposition principle, periodic waves, standing waves, reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, diffraction from a slit, multiple slits, the diffraction grating.
Forces and motion: momentum, impulse, elastic collisions, projectile motion, motion in a circle: angular velocity, centripetal acceleration, vibrations.

Electromagnetism: electric field, electric potential, the oscilloscope, the capacitor, magnetic fields, sources of magnetic fields, magnetic forces, induction, Lenz law, alternating current, alternating-current circuits.
Atomic and nuclear physics: photons, de Broglie wavelength, the uncertainty principle, atomic models, energy levels, emission spectra, absorption spectra, X-rays, nuclides, nuclear radioactivity, fission, fusion, particle physics.

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

Possibility to exam the part on atomic and nuclear physics, with active participation on lectures and take-home assignments.
Written final exam on the other parts. There can be alternative examination methods.

The course is not in credit at the study of the engineering programmes

Lars Benckert

Transition terms
The course F0025T is equal to MTF406

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2009 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Heureka! Fysik B Gymnasieskolan, ISBN 91-27-56722-2
Hamrin, Norqvist: Fysik i vardagen, ISBN 91-44-03945-X
Särtryck: Växelström
Formelsamling: Tabell- och formelsamling för Fysik A och Fysik B och laborationshandledningar, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik, maskin- och materialteknik, LTU

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

0001Laboratory work electricity and waves1.5U G#
0002Written exam6.0U G VG
0003Laboratory work atomic and nuclearphysics0.7U G#
0004Other tasks Physics/Written exam, part 23.0U G VG
0005Demonstrations3.8U G VG