FY1001 - Mechanical Physics
A general introduction to Newtonian mechanics including oscillations and mechanical waves, as well as special relativity. Newton's laws. Conservation of energy, momentum, and angular momentum. Mechanical oscillations. Mechanical waves, sound. 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 and calculation exercises. A compulsory lab report counts 10% of the final grade.
- Laboratory work
- Calculation exercises
Further on evaluation
The final grade is based on portfolio assessment. The portfolio includes written exam and report. 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.