IFYG1002 - Physics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The course consists of two parts: introductory mechanics, and electricity and magnetism.

Introductory mechanics

  • Measurements, units, significant digits
  • Kinematics, position, velocity, acceleration, equations of motion for constant accelerations. 3D motion, projectile motion, circular motion.
  • Forces and Newton's laws. Tension, spring forces, friction and drag.
  • Mechanical energy and work, conservative and non-conservative forces, energy conservation, the work-energy theorem, power.
  • Momentum, conservation of momentum, linear collisions.
  • Rotational kinematics and dynamics, equations of motion for constant angular acceleration, connection between linear and rotational motion, moments of inertia, Steiner's theorem, torque, Newton's second law for rotational motion, work and power for rotational motion.
  • Rolling motion.

Electricity and magnetism

  • Electrical charge (Coulomb's law), electric fields and field lines.
  • Electric potential, electric potential energy and potential differences.
  • Capacitors and capacitance
  • Current and resistance, electric conduction in metals, resistivity and resistance, field description of Ohm's law, electric energy and power
  • DC circuits, electromotive force, resistors in series and parallel. Kirchoff's laws, RC circuits.
  • Magnetic forces and magnetic fields, magnetic forces on moving charges and currents in magnetic fields, torque on current loops.
  • Sources of magnetic fields, Biot-Savart's law, magnetic field around a long, straight conductor, magnetic forces between parallel currents.
  • Induction, Faraday's law, Lenz' law, induced electromotive force.

Learning outcome


The student

  • can show knowledge of theories and concepts in classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism.can define and explain central terms from classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism.
  • has knowledge of the laws of physics and how they are used to model observable phenomena, and be aware of a theory's domain of validity.
  • is aware of relevant applications of physics.knows how to use relevant digital tools.


The student is able to

  • interpret problems in classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism using etablished physical models, and solve these using analytical and numerical methods.
  • identify variables in idealized models with real physical quantities.
  • perform calculations with quantities and units in the SI system, and perform unit conversions.
  • measure, analyze, interpret and document results.
  • explain basic physical phenomena.
  • have basic laboratory skills, including reporting and presenting results

General competence

The student is able to

  • Make reasoned decisions and communicate these to others by using basic concepts from physics.
  • Participate in group activities in physics and communicate physics orally and in writing to others using relevant physics terminology.
  • Describe the role of physics in technological advancement and general development of society. Have insight into environmental and ethical challenges in the present and in the future.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, laboratory work. Expected workload in the course is 225 hours (Lectures: Approx. 60 hours. Exercises: Approx. 20 hours. Laboratory work: Approx. 20 hours. Self studies: Approx. 125 hours).

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory excercises
  • Laboratory work

Further on evaluation

Digital exam. Grade scale A-F. Re-sit exams can be changed from written exam to oral exam.

8 out of 10 calculation exercises as well as a report from laboratory work must be approved in order to get access to the exam.

Compulsory work from previous terms can be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

University Physics, OpenStax.

A detailed curriculum and alternative textbooks/literature will be given at the start of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IFYT1000 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
IFYT1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IFYA1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IFYG1000 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
IFYKJT1000 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
IFYKJT1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IFYKJT1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IFYT1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IFYKJA1000 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
IFYKJA1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IFYA1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IFYKJG1000 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
IFYKJG1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IFYG1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IFYA1000 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
VB6045 5.0 AUTUMN 2024
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

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