Elementary Physics A, Highschool Supplementary Course 7.5 pre-education credits

Fysik A, gymnasiekomplettering
Pre-university level, FX001T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2011 Sp 2 - Autumn 2013 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
by Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics 07 Oct 2011

Grade scale
Subject (SCB)

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 Na B

More information about English language requirements


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.

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.

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

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 approved. There can be alternative examination methods.

The course is not in credit at the study programmes. In quarter 3-4 (spring term) the course is completely internet based (Net University).

Hans Weber

Transition terms
The course FX001T is equal to MTF504

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Bergström m.fl.: ´´Heureka,Fysik för gymnasieskolan, kurs ´´, ISBN 91-27-56721-4.
Kompendium: ´´Kompletteringar och laborationshandledningar till Fysik A´´, Institutionen för lillämpad 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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examU G VG3.90MandatoryA07
0002Laboratory Work - MechanicsU G#0.70MandatoryA07
0003Laboratory Work - Optics and ElectricityU G#0.70MandatoryA07
0004Other tasks Physics AU G#2.20MandatoryA07