TFY4125 - 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. Electromagnetism. Detailed content: Dynamics: Kinematics. Newton's laws. Work and energy. Momentum. Torque. Moment of inertia. Angular momentum. Conservation laws. Oscillations. Resonance. Electromagnetism: Electrostatics. Magnetism. Electromagnetic induction. DC and AC circuits.

Learning outcome

Overall intended learning outcomes: 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 reasoning. Furthermore, the students shall learn to describe physical phenomena by applying mathematical methods, and exploit these methods as a basis for courses that realize specific methodical learning outcomes within their own study program. Detailed intended learning outcomes: By successful completion of the course, the student has acquired the following knowledge: - Fundamental knowledge for the understanding of physical phenomena and physics as a scientific discipline. - Fundamental knowledge of the scientific methods of physics. - Fundamental knowledge on the relation between various physical phenomena and their basis for practical applications. - Fundamental knowledge within concepts and formulas - Fundamental knowledge as a technical base and a methodical understanding that subsequent courses may build upon. - Knowledge related to the importance of physics within engineering and within their own education. By succesful completion of the course, the student has acquired the following skills: -Skills in application of mathematics (vector, integration and differentiation) to describe and analyze physical properties -Skills in applying ICT-based tools for mathematical modeling and numerical computations in physics. - Skills in planning and performing experimental work - Skills in analysis of experimental data, and uncertainty analysis - Skills in writing a scientific report General competence Dissemination of basic physical phenomena

Learning methods and activities

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

Compulsory assignments

  • Calculation assignments
  • Laboratory assignments

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
SIF4006 7.5
TFY4102 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
TFY4104 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
TFY4106 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
TFY4109 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
TFY4115 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
TFY4108 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
TFY4120 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
More on the course

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:

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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