FY0001 - Service Course in 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

The course gives an introduction to principles of physics for non-physicists (e.g. biology and chemistry students). Focus is on applied physics, with examples of applications of physics in other disciplines. Compulsory laboratory exercises.

Learning outcome

The student shall:
- learn basic mechanics (rectilinear and curvilinear motion, Newton's laws, vectors)
- learn about work and energy
- learn about frictional forces and spring forces
- learn Newton's law of gravitation and learn about gravitational potential
- learn fundamental properties of wave motion, including sound waves and the Doppler effect
- learn about electrical forces, electric potential, capacitance, current (DC and AC), Ohm's law
- learn about light as waves, interference, reflection, and refraction
- learn about light as particles, the hydrogen spectrum, photoelectric effect, X-rays, black body radiation, the early development of quantum mechanics
- learn about particles as waves
- learn about the development of the atom model, the elements and their isotopes, fission, fusion, radioactivity
- become familiar with ways of working and thinking within the field of physics
- become familiar with applications of physics within other disciplines

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Calculation exercises, compulsory (75%). Compulsory laboratory exercises. The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Completed and approved laboratory excercises and 75 % of calculation exercises aproved

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Ohanian, Principles of Physics, Norton.
Laboratory exercises.
Material presented on the course web page.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNFFY001 7.5


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 C 2015-05-18 09:00 E3 , Møterom 8 , K2
Summer KONT Written examination 100/100 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.