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Elementary Physics G1, Highschool Supplementary Course 11.2 pre-education credits

Fysik G1, gymnasiekomplettering
Pre-university level, FX003T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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.

Grade scale
U G VG *
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

More information about English language requirements


Course Aim
After completing the course, you will be able to:

have basic knowledge and experimental skills in physics, corresponding Physics 1 in the 3-year national programs in upper secondary school with a special focus on understanding and problem solving.

Knowledge and understanding

  • you can define, explain and use basic concepts in mechanics, thermodynamics, electrical theory and modern physics.
  • you can describe, explain and use Newton's laws and energy principle.
  • you can explain the laws of thermodynamics and heat transfer by conduction, radiation and convection.
  • you can describe, explain and apply Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws through different complete circuits.
  • you can summarize the basic postulates in the theory of relativity and define different relativistic connections.
  • you can give an account for radioactive radiation, the constituents of matter, the forces of nature.

The knowledge forms a basis for further studies in physics.

Skills and abilities

  • you can solve simple problems in mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and modern physics in order to enable further studies in science.
  • you can conduct, describe, interpret, and report experiments and observations and can handle materials and equipment to investigate the physics phenomena dealt with in this course.
  • you can collaborate in groups of different compositions.
  • you can present the results in a technical report.
  • you can draw free-body diagram, analyze and calculate forces and torques as well as formulate relationships for simple and composite two-dimensional systems.
  • you can calculate heat transfer during different thermodynamic processes.
  • you can build simple electrical circuits and measure current and voltage through different connections and formulate relationship between them.
  • you can perform calculations of nuclear reactions and particle decay.

Judgement and approach

  • you can justify your calculations and argue for the reasonableness of the acquired results.
  • you can argue based on a scientific approach and discuss some technical applications.
  • you can value the importance of physics for technology and culture in society.


Introduction to physics:
: Physical quantities, units, scientific method, measurements and measured values

Mekanics :
: Force, work, energy, momentum, impulse, friction, equilibrium, net force, density, pressure, torque, kinetics (motion), acceleration, speed, efficiency.
:        Newton's laws, energy principle, conservation of momentum, Archimedes' principle

: Temperature, heat transfer, internal energy, phases, phase transition, entropy, enthalpy, climate, greenhouse effect.
:        Laws of thermodynamics, ideal-gas equation.

: Field, electric charge, current, voltage, resistance, potential, circuit, electrical energy, conductor, semiconductor, insulator, electrostatic equilibrium, influence,electron
:        Coulomb's law, Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, conservation of electric charge.

Modern physics
: Special relativity, time dilation, length contraction, relativistic and rest energy, the Standard Model, gravity, electromagnetic, strong and weak interaction, atom, quark, lepton, dark matter, the Higgs particle, radioactivity, half-life, mass defect, decay, radiation, fission, fusion, photons, neutrino, nuclear energy, nuclide, nucleon, isotope
:        law of gravity, conservation of atomic number.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The teaching takes place in the form of teacher-led lectures with theory reviews, demonstrations and lessons with problem solving. The student is encouraged to participate in those lectures and lessons, to read the corresponding sections in the course literature and to solve the proposed problems in order to achieve the course aims.

The student also gets to develop his/her ability to collaborate in groups of different compositions during mandatory laboratory assignments. In these assignments, the student will also train his/her ability to plan, structure and perform experimental tasks and to use the computer tool Excel with the purpose to analyze measurement data. The results from the laboratory assignments are presented orally and in written report in order to improve the student's skills in communicating his/her results and conclusions in a clear and understandable way and to clearly give an account for the theory and experimental findings behind those. In order to assimilate these part of the course and achieve the corresponding course aims, the student should be well prepared for the laboratory assignments and participate in an active manner.

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.
The course aims of theoretical nature are examined in writing with a grading scale according to U G VG. The course aims of practical nature are examined in the laboratory assignments and written report off the experimental results, the grades are U G#

Stephane Francois

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Textbook: Alphonce, Bergström m.fl.:"Heureka Fysik 1”, ISBN 9789127567276.
Elgren E. Fysika, Luleå tekniska universitet. Sold at the student union in Luleå.
Complementary materials published in the web-based learning platform Canvas:
Compendium "Kompletteringar till Fysik G1"
Laboratory instructions.
Report writing template.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleFupStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Laboratory WorkU G#2.20MandatoryA14
0007Control questionsU G VG *3.00MandatoryA21
0008Written exam part 1U G VG *3.00MandatoryA21
0009Written exam part 2U G VG *3.00MandatoryA21

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.

Syllabus established
by Mats Näsström 14 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021