FY1002 - Wave Physics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination/Report
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 10/100 A
Written examination 90/100 4 hours C

Course content

Oscillations: Undamped, damped and forced oscillations. Resonance.
Wave physics: Description of waves, harmonic waves, general wave equation, elastic waves, phase velocity and group velocity, Doppler effect, electromagnetic waves, transmission and reflection, interference, diffraction. Theory of relativity: Einstein's special theory of relativity. Experimental methods in physics, methods for measuring physical quantities, data acquisition and treatment.

Learning outcome

The student is expected to: 1. Obtain, through a combined theoretical and experimental approach to the subject, a fundamental understanding of wave phenomena and special relativity. 2. Learn how to analyze various problems in wave physics with mathematical methods involving differential and integral calculus, as well as ICT-based/numerical methods by using Matlab.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, compulsory laboratory exercises and calculation exercises. A compulsory lab report counts 10% of the final grade. The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Calculation exercises
  • Laboratory exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester, or that compulsory activities are approved in a previous semester.

Course materials

Will be given at the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNFFY101 7.5
MNFFY101 7.5
TFY4160 7.5 2007-09-01



Examination arrangement: Written examination/Report

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn Approved report 10/100 A
Autumn Written examination 90/100 C 2014-12-10 09:00 A , Møterom 8 , E6
Summer Approved report 10/100 A
Summer Written examination 90/100 C
* The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.