Physics and Mechanics, 6 credits

Fysik och mekanik, 6 hp

TFYA87

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Mats Fahlman

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 44 h
Recommended self-study hours: 116 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CMJU Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping C

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

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

Introductory mathematics, calculus of one variable, calculus of several variables, differential equations, basic programming

Intended learning outcomes

To introduce and treat basic physics: classical mechanics, electrostatics and electrodynamics. After successful completion of the course, the student should be able to use, evaluate and create models that describe processes or events related to these areas of physics. The student should be able to solve basic problems in mechanics using kinematical motion equation, force laws, energy principles and momentum equations in the following areas:

  • Particle mechanics,
  • Mechanics of particle systems, Dynamics of rigid bodies and Statics,
  • Mechanical oscillations.
    The student should individually and in group be able to apply physical modeling and experimental problem solving to treat basic problems related to these areas. The student should also be able to solve basic problems in electrostatics and electrodynamics. Furthermore, the student should be able to demonstrate a conceptual understanding for the physical principles treated in the course.

    Course content

    • Model development:
      The basic steps of model development - idealization, formalization, calculation and interpretation, robustness. Experimental problem solving - hypothesis, dimension analysis, measurement and error estimation.
    • Particle mechanics: Kinematics, position, time, velocity, acceleration, angular position, angular velocity, angular acceleration, equations of motion and relative motion. Kinetics, mass, momentum, force, impulse, angular momentum, torque. Work, kinetic energy, power, conservative forces, potential energy, conservation of mechanical energy.
    • Mechanics of particle systems and dynamics of rigid bodies: center of mass, conservation of momentum, conservation of angular momentum, kinetic energy of particle systems, moment of inertia.
    • Mechanical oscillations: Amplitude, frequency, wavelength, period and angular frequency, phase, wave velocity, superposition, interference, optical light.
    • Electrostatics: Charge, Coulomb's law, electric potential, electric field, energy.
    • Electrodynamics, electromagnetic fields and waves: Direct and alternating current, Ohm's law, series and parallel resistance, power, Lorentz force, magnetism, induction, electromagnetic fields and waves.

      Teaching and working methods

      The course contains lectures, laboratory and modeling exercises in group, and problem solving exercises.

      Examination

      UPG1Group assignment2 creditsU, G
      TEN1Written examination3 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
      LAB1Laboratory work1 creditsU, G

      Grades

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

      Other information

      Supplementary courses: Automatic control, Advanced Game Programming

      Department

      Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

      Director of Studies or equivalent

      Magnus Johansson

      Examiner

      Mats Fahlman

      Course website and other links

      Education components

      Preliminary scheduled hours: 44 h
      Recommended self-study hours: 116 h

      Course literature

      Additional literature

      Books

      • R.D.Knight, Physics for scientists and engineers 3rd edition

      Articles

  • Code Name Scope Grading scale
    UPG1 Group assignment 2 credits U, G
    TEN1 Written examination 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5
    LAB1 Laboratory work 1 credits U, G

    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. 

    Additional literature

    Books

    R.D.Knight, Physics for scientists and engineers 3rd edition

    Articles

    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
    LAB1
    TEN1
    UPG1
    
                                
    1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
    X
    X
    X
    UPG1
    
                                
    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
    X
    X
    X
    LAB1
    TEN1
    UPG1
    
                                
    2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
    X
    X
    LAB1
    
                                
    2.3 System thinking
    
                                
    2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
    X
    TEN1
    
                                
    2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
    
                                
    3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
    3.1 Teamwork
    X
    X
    LAB1
    UPG1
    
                                
    3.2 Communications
    X
    UPG1
    
                                
    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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