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FFY616 - Electrical measurement techniques and wave physics  
Elektrisk mätteknik och vågfysik
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-12 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKKEF
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 54111
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 45
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Examination 4,5c Grading: TH   4,5c   16 Jan 2020 am SB   06 Apr 2020 am DIST   21 Aug 2020 am J
0211 Laboratory 3,0c Grading: UG   3,0c    

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FFY615   Electrical measurement techniques and wave 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

Ability to handle vectors, series and differential equations.


The overall aim is to provide knowledge on electrical phenomena and wave phenomena and their application and presence in technology and in nature.

More specific the aim is to:

  • give practice to work with electrical circuits
  • give theoretical insight of the function and design of electrical circuits
  • give knowledge of mechanical and electromagnetic waves, their properties, propagation and interaction with matter.

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

  • carry out calculations for electrical circuits of direct and alternating currents
  • construct and measure simple electric circuits
  • analyze and carry out calculations on damped, forced, and coupled vibrations
  • carry out calculations on the properties, propagation, reflection and interference of mechanical and electromagnetic waves
  • describe electromagnetic fields and carry out simple calculations related to Maxwell's equations
  • describe the use of the wave concept in quantum physics


Electrical measurement techniques: Laws, concepts and computations on circuits for direct and alternating currents and on semiconductor circuits. Electric and magnetic fields. Lab works on direct current circits, alternate current circuits and semiconductor circuits.

Wave physics: Free, damped, forced and coupled vibrations. Propagation of mechanical waves. Properties and propagation of electromagnetic waves. Interference and diffraction with applications.


Lectures and tutorials. Lab works consisting of four half-day laboratory exercises in electrical circuits.


The course is based on textbooks on electric circuits and wave physics (book titles will be announced on the course homepage a couple of weeks before the start of the course) as well as locally produced material and laboratory instructions to be downloaded from the course homepage.

The two books Physics Handbook for Science and Engineering (Nordling and Österman, Studentlitteratur, ISBN 9144044534) and Mathematics Handbook for Science and Engineering [also called "Beta"] (Råde and Westergren, Studentlitteratur, ISBN 9144031092), new or older editions, are recommended for studies during the course and at the final exam.

Examination including compulsory elements

The part of the course dealing with electrical measurement techniques is examined through laboratory works and a mandatory intermediate test, given approximately three weeks into the course. The part of the course on wave physics has a final written examination with calculations and theory questions.

Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.