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FFY620 - Physics
Owner: TITEA
8,0 Credits (ECTS 12)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 0704 - Experimental physics

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0103 Examination, part A 2,0 c Grading: TH   2,0 c   21 Oct 2003 pm M,  Contact examiner,  26 Aug 2004 am V
0203 Examination, part B 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   25 May 2004 pm M,  Contact examiner
0303 Written and oral assignments, part A 1,0 c Grading: UG   1,0 c    
0403 Written and oral assignments, part B 1,0 c Grading: UG   1,0 c    

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Course specific prerequisites

Knowledge of mathematics to the same extent as a student in the third grade of the IT-programme.


The aim of the course is to

  • give a good ability to communicate with other engineers within the areas of technology and physics

  • give a good ability to communicate with other engineers within the subjects technology and physics

  • give experience of, and insights in, different ways of approaching and solving problems in the area of technology and physics

  • give insights to the role of experiments and theory when gaining knowledge within physics

  • practice the ability to make models of problems within the areas of technology and physics

  • give deeper understanding of the way of thinking in physics.


The course starts from basic issues such as:

How is the nature built up and how is processes in nature described?

How do we build knowledge of nature?

How can knowledge of nature be used when constructing technical systems?

Through examples, the application of physics on practical problems is shown.

The first part has a macroscopic view and covers concepts such as movement, force, energy, entropy, entropy in connection to information theory, electromagnetic waves - light.

The second part has a microscopic view and covers concepts as quantum mechanics, solid state physics and applications of these.


The course is made up of two parts, three and five points respectively. All the teaching requires active participation.


Will be announced later.


Assignments during the course, a written exam ends each part.

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