Mechanical Waves, 2 credits

Mekaniska vågor, 2 hp

TFYA83

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Per Sandström

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 53 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6KFYN Physics, Bachelor´s Programme 2 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping C

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Physics, Bachelor´s Programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Calculus in one variable. Linear algebra.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge of oscillations and wave motion with applications from acoustics. After successful examination the student should be able to solve basic problems related to mechanical waves including acoustics. Furthermore, the student should be able to perform measurements related to acoustics and present measurements, results and conclusions.

Course content

Mechanical waves. Harmonic oscillations, traveling waves, acoustics, superposition, interference.

Teaching and working methods

The lectures in wave physics are meant to give a basic understanding of the subject. During lectures the most important theory sections are presented together with some applied exercises. The knowledge is deepened and applied through special problem solving sessions. The course also contains laboratory work related to acoustics.
The course runs over the first fart of the spring semester.

Examination

LAB1Laboratory work0.5 creditsU, G
TEN1Written examination1.5 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: The course content is relvant for several upcoming courses on the programme (Optics - Theory and Application, Electronics, Measurement technology, Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Transform theory, Nanotechnology, Modern Physics etc.). Materials optics, Optoelectronics.

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Examiner

Per Sandström

Course website and other links

http://www.ifm.liu.se/undergraduate/courses/list/index.xml?selection=Y&sort=ap

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 53 h

Course literature

Göran Jönsson, "Våglära och optik" (kapitel 1-10), 5:e upplagan (ISBN: 9789163389573) Övrigt material via kursens Lisamrum
Code Name Scope Grading scale
LAB1 Laboratory work 0.5 credits U, G
TEN1 Written examination 1.5 credits U, 3, 4, 5

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Göran Jönsson, "Våglära och optik" (kapitel 1-10), 5:e upplagan (ISBN: 9789163389573) Övrigt material via kursens Lisamrum

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
X
X

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
X

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X
X

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X

                            
3.2 Communications
X

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context
X

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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