TFY4115 - Physics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Main topics: Mechanics, thermodynamics. Detailed content: Mechanics: Point particle dynamics. Statics and dynamics of rigid bodies. Conservation of energy, linear momentum and angular momentum. Oscillations. Principles of continuum mechanics.
Thermodynamics: 1. and 2. law of thermodynamics. Temperature, internal energy, entropy. Kinetic gass theory. Heat transport (conduction, convection and radiation).

Learning outcome

Superior learning objectives:
Through this physics course, the students shall develop an understanding of physics as a scientific discipline, various physical phenomena, and scientific methods and ways of thinking. Further, the students shall learn to describe physical phenomena with mathematical methods, and utilize these methods as a basis for courses that realize specific methodical learning objectives within their own study program.

Detailed learning objectives:
Through this physics course, the students shall:
- Establish a basic understanding of physical phenomena and physics as a scientific discipline, by using, among other things, mathematics.
- Establish a basic understanding of and insight into the scientific method of physics.
- Acquire knowledge to see fundamental relations between various physical phenomena and practical applications.
- Learn a relevant system of concepts and formulas.
- Develop a technical base and a methodical understanding that subsequent courses may build upon.
- Be trained in using ICT-based tools for mathematical modeling and numerical computations.
- Develop an understanding for the fundamental importance of physics within engineering and within their own education.
- Learn to explain basic physical phenomena.
- Be trained in experimental work and uncertainty analysis.
- Be trained in writing a scientific report.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, problem solving exercises, and laboratory exercises. All lab exercises and 2/3 of the problem solving exercises must be approved before admission to the final exam. The re-sit examination may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises
  • Calculation 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

Young & Freedman: University Physics with Modern Physics; or Lien og Løvhøiden: Generell fysikk for universiteter og høyskoler, Bind 1 Mekanikk, and Lillestøl, Hunderi og Lien: Generell fysikk for universiteter og høyskoler, Bind 2 Varmelære og elektromagnetisme.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF4004 7.5



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn Written examination 100/100 C 2016-12-13 09:00
* 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.