TFY4125 - Physics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 10/100 A
Written examination 90/100 4 hours C

Course content

Main topics: Dynamics, waves, thermodynamics, electromagnetism. Detailed content: Dynamics: Motion. Work and energy. Rotation. Angular momentum. Conservation laws. Waves and oscillations: Harmonic motion. Forced oscillations and resonance. Harmonic waves. Doppler effect. Thermodynamics: Kinetic theory of gases. First and second laws. Entropy. Carnot cycle. Heat pump. Electromagnetism: Charge. Potential. Electrostatics and capacitance. Current and DC circuits. Magnetic field, Magnetic induction.

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 home work problems, and compulsory laboratory exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Calculation assignments
  • Laboratory assignments

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on portfolio assessment. The portfolio includes written exam and lab report. The evaluation of the different parts is given in %-points, while the entire portfolio is given a letter grade. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken. The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.

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 and Freedman: University Physics, 14 ed, Pearson.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF4006 7.5
TFY4102 5.0 2017-09-01
TFY4104 5.0 2017-09-01
TFY4106 5.0 2017-09-01
TFY4108 5.0 2017-09-01
TFY4109 5.0 2017-09-01
TFY4115 5.0 2017-09-01
TFY4120 5.0 2017-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Approved report 10/100 A
Spring ORD Written examination 90/100 C
  • * 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.