FY1001 - Mechanical Physics
A general introduction to Newtonian mechanics, including oscillations, as well as special relativity. Newton's laws. Conservation of energy, momentum, and angular momentum. Mechanical oscillations. Gravitation. Special relativity. Experimental methods: Measuring physical quantities, data acquisition, interpretation, and documentation.
The student is expected to: 1. Obtain, through a combined theoretical and experimental approach to the subject, a fundamental understanding of Newtonian mechanics and special relativity. 2. Learn the definition and the use of key concepts such as energy, momentum, and angular momentum. 3. Learn to construct equations for infinitesimal quantities and solve these by integration. 4. Gain experience in analyzing problems within mechanics with ICT based methods. 5. Learn experimental methods in physics. 6. Obtain basic training in writing a scientific report.
Learning methods and activities
Lectures, compulsory laboratory exercises, calculation exercise classes with compulsory attendance, compulsory numerical exercise. The project in Realstart and Teknostart is part of the course and must be completed.
The student's expected work load in the course is 225 hours.
Further on evaluation
The final grade is based on portfolio assessment. The portfolio includes written exam and projects. The evaluation of the different parts is given in %-points, while the entire portfolio is given a letter grade. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken.
The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
Knowledge corresponding to Fysikk 1, Fysikk 2, and Matematikk R2 in upper secondary school.
Young & Freedman: University Physics.
Lien & Løvhøiden: Generell fysikk, Bind 1: Mekanikk.
Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
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- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.