TFY4109 - Physics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

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.

Learning outcome

Superior learning objectives:
Through this physics course, the students shall develop an understanding of physics as a scientific discipline, various physical phenomena, and scientific methods and ways of thinking. Further, the students shall 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.

Detailed learning objectives:
Through this physics course, the students shall:
- Establish a basic understanding of physical phenomena and physics as a scientific discipline, by using, among other things, mathematics.
- Establish 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.
- 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 exercises, compulsory laboratory exercises. A re-sit examination may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises
  • Calculation exercises

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.

Course materials

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TFY4102 5.0 2017-09-01
TFY4104 5.0 2017-09-01
TFY4106 5.0 2017-09-01
TFY4108 5.0 2017-09-01
TFY4115 5.0 2017-09-01
TFY4120 5.0 2017-09-01
TFY4125 5.0 2017-09-01


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 C 2016-12-14 09:00 K4 , R73 , R D1-185 Datasal , A
Summer KONT Written examination 100/100 C 2017-08-19 09:00 H3 Rom 511 , KJL21 , KJL3
  • * 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.