REA2101 - Physics and chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 5 hours C

Course content

- Kinematics and dynamics of translatory motion:
- Straight-line and planar motion. Position, velocity and acceleration. Newton¿s laws. Work, potential and kinetic energy. Momentum. Conservation laws. Power and efficiency.

Kinematics and dynamics of rotational motion:
- Circular motion, angular velocity and angular acceleration. Rotation of a fixed body about a fixed axis. Moment of intertia and rotational energy. Torque and angular momentum. Rotational analog of Newton¿s second law.

- Free and forced oscillations, with and without damping. Resonance. Mathematical and physical pendulum.

Fluid mechanics:
- Hydrostatics: Pressure. Buoyancy. Forces on submerged surfaces. Hydrodynamics: Continuity equation. Bernoulli¿s equation.

Thermal physics:
- Linear and volume expansion. Heat transfer by conduction and convection.

- Atom structure, periodic system and chemical bonds
- Chemical equations and types, stoichiometric calculations
- Naming of chemical compounds
- Acids, bases and buffers
- Galvanic cells, electrolysis and corrosion
- Gasses, solubility in liquids and solutions
- Basic organic chemistry

Learning outcome

- develop a scientific basis and understanding
- understand how physics and chemistry is the basics in modern engineering
- understand the relationship between theory in classical mechanics and practical use
- understand the relationship between chemical theory and practical use

- know relevant terms and formulas
- explain basic phenomena in physics and chemistry
- basic know-how in laboratory work and how to write reports

Overall competence:
- understand the scientific way of thinking and working
- be able to communicate knowledge in physics and chemistry

Learning methods and activities

The course is open for both campus students and internet students. It will contain 25-30 campus lectures, and the main points of the lectures will also be available on internet. 3-4 internet lectures given as web conference will also be given. All students must participate in 1 practical laboratory exercise to be performed at campus.

Compulsory assignments;
12 hand-ins and 1 practical laboratory exercise. 9 of the 12 hand-ins and the laboratory exercise must have been approved.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

Re-sit of written exam in August.

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.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (BIBYG)
Civil Engineering (BIBYG-F)
Engineering - Computer Science (BIDAT)
Engineering - Electrical (BIELE)
Mechanical Engineering (BIMAS)
Mechanical Engineering (BIMAS-F)

Required previous knowledge

Students accepted from REA0021

Course materials

Sears and Zemansky, McMurry and Fay; "Selected chapters from University Physics / Chemistry (HiG)"; Pearson (2013).

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: -

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)


Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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