TFY4106 - 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

Main topics: Dynamics incl mechanical waves. Thermal physics. Detailed content: Dynamics: Kinematics. Newton's laws. Work and energy. Momentum. Torque. Moment of inertia. Angular momentum. Oscillations. Resonance. Waves: Mechanical waves. Sound. Wave phenomena. Thermal physics: Pressure. Temperature. Heat. Heat capacity. Heat transport. Laws of thermodynamics. Cyclic processes. Kinetic gas theory.

Learning outcome

Knowledge the candidate shall have knowledge about: - To gain an understanding of physics as a scientific discipline, various physical phenomena, and scientific methods and ways of thinking. - Learn to describe physical phenomena with mathematical methods, and utilize these methods as a basis for courses that realize specific methodical learning objectives within their own study program. Skills that the candidate shall be able to do: - Acquire a basic understanding of physical phenomena and physics as a scientific discipline, by using, among other things, mathematics (vectors, integrals and differential equations) - Gain a basic understanding of and insight into the scientific method of physics. - Acquire knowledge to see fundamental relations between various physical phenomena and practical applications. - Learn a relevant system of concepts and formulas. - Develop a technical base and a methodical understanding that subsequent courses may build upon. - Be trained in using ICT-based tools for mathematical modeling and numerical computations. Genrell competence the candidate should be able to do: - Develop an understanding for the fundamental importance of physics within engineering and within their own education. - Learn to explain basic physical phenomena. - Be trained in experimental work and uncertainty analysis. - Be trained in writing a scientific report.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, compulsory assignments, compulsory laboratory exercises. Expected work load in the course is 225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Calculation exercises
  • Laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

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

Course materials

English: University Physics (free) H. D. Young and R. A. Freedman: University Physics with Modern Physics. Norwegian: J. R. Lien, G. Løvhøiden. Generell fysikk for universiteter og høgskoler. Bind 1 Mekanikk and E. Lillestøl, O. Hunderi, J. R. Lien. Generell fysikk for universiteter og høgskoler. Bind 2 Varmelære og elektromagnetisme.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TFY4102 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
TFY4104 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
TFY4108 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
TFY4109 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
TFY4115 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
TFY4120 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
TFY4125 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Physics
  • Technological subjects
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 *
Spring 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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