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FFY621 - Physics for engineers  
Fysik för ingenjörer
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKITE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Engineering Physics
Department: 16 - PHYSICS

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 52113
Open for exchange students: No
Block schedule: C+

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0106 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   14 Jan 2020 am SB   07 Apr 2020 am DIST   18 Aug 2020 pm J

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FFY620   Physics


In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

Mathematics from the first two years of study.


Highly educated engineers should have a solid analytical ability based upon knowledge in science and technology. The aim of this course is to establish such a knowledge of matter that the students will be able to understand and communicate in depth information about the behavior and function of a manifold of technical devices and systems.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- describe principles and theorems for the structure and dynamics of matter as well as the causes of motion of matter
- express mathematical models based on technical or physical issues
- describe basic concepts in physics and technology, mainly the energy concept
- make simpler calculations in fundamental quantum physics and be able to understand the built up of atoms and solids
- describe and exemplify the importance of quantum physics for modern technical applications.


The course begins with mechanics and waves. With the help of concepts such as force, energy and momentum the motion of objects in our surroundings are described and explained. Then we introduce the philosophy and concepts required to understand the microscopic world. In order to do so we need to know how atoms, molecules and solids are constructed. When this is considered, we go over to dynamics in the micro world and how particles and waves propagate and interact. The knowledge of the dynamics at the atomic level is crucial for the development of modern micro- and nanotechnology. In the course a number of applications is outlined, such as the practical use of the electron microscope.


Lectures, calculations and tutorials. The latter activity includes handing in solutions to hand-in problems, student presentations of solutions to these and discussions in half-class. This activity is voluntary but can add bonus points to the result of the written exam.


University physics by Young & Freedman.

Examination including compulsory elements

Written exam and approved laboratory sessions

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