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FFY620 - Physics
Owner: TITEA
8,0 Credits (ECTS 12)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 16 - 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   20 Oct 2005 am V,  09 Jan 2006 am V   31 Aug 2006 am V
0203 Examination, part B 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   22 May 2006 pm V,  28 Aug 2006 pm V
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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Professor  Krystyna Stiller
Univ adjunkt  Bertil Dynefors


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

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 in science ?
How can our knowledge in science be used when constructing technical systems?
Through examples, the application of physics on practical problems is demonstrated.

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

The second part has a microscopic approach and covers concepts as quantum mechanics, solid state physics and their applications.


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


Young & Freedman: University physics.


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

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