FY1001 - Mechanical Physics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

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.

Learning outcome

The student is expected to:

  • Obtain, through a combined theoretical and experimental approach to the subject, a fundamental understanding of Newtonian mechanics and special relativity.
  • Learn the definition and the use of key concepts such as energy, momentum, and angular momentum.
  • Learn to construct equations for infinitesimal quantities and solve these by integration.
  • Gain experience in analyzing problems within mechanics with ICT based methods.
  • Learn experimental methods in physics.
  • 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 students' expected workload in the course is 225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Calculation exercises
  • Laboratory work

Further on evaluation

The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

English: Young & Freedman: University Physics. Norwegian: Lien & Løvhøiden: Generell fysikk, Bind 1: Mekanikk.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TFY4145 7.5 AUTUMN 2007
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Physics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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