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Mechanics and electric power 7.5 credits

Mekanik och elkraftteknik
First cycle, W0021T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Electrical Power Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Energy Technology

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 Algebra for Engineers (MA117G given by MiUn) or equivalent and W0XXXT Introduction, electrical engineering or equivalent knowledge through practical work in the subject

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

After finishing the course you as a student should have:

1 knowledge and understanding:
-about how to define the basic concepts of mechanics
-how to uncover, analyze and calculate the forces and moments for the simple and composite system of two-dimensional rigid bodies in equilibrium
-about how to formulate relationships and solve mechanical problems involving particle motion in two dimensions, both linear and rotational
-about work and power
-of thermal processes and their impact on various equipment
-on basic electrical engineering concepts in consumer installations
-how power consumption varies in different installations, both small and large facilities

2 skills and ability
-to identify, formulate and perform calculations of total forces, torque and friction in various applications
-to identify, formulate and perform calculations out of bodies in motion, both linear and rotary
-to critically examine, evaluate and compile factual information about our electricity consumption
-to forum mud and perform calculations of electricity consumption in different types of facilities
-to report on how different power consumptions looks at different types of facilities

3 ability of assessment and attitude
-on mechanics and its scientific basis and its best practice
-about electricity consumption in various forms, how we use electricity and its importance in society

The course includes the following
-linear motions
-rotating motions
-newton's second law
-moment of inertia
-work and Energy
-sweden's electricity consumption in large
-electricity use in large facilities
-electricity use in small facilities

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
This is a distance course with the intended distance tool. The course will be conducted with recorded lectures, exercises, assignments and project work.

Micael Öhman

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Leif Andersson, Rolf Blondell m fl: Elkraftssystem I, ( 2003) ISBN 9789147051762, Adlibris.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written exam - MechanicsG U 3 4 54.50MandatoryA14
0002Compulsory AssignmentsU G#3.00MandatoryA14

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