TFY4163 - Wave Physics and Fluid Mechanics


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

Introduction to wavephysics and fluidmechanicsWavephysics: Description of wave motion, harmonic waves, the wave equation, elastic waves, wave packets, wave phenomena, dispersion.Continuummechanics/fluidmechanics: The continuum hypothesis, conservation laws, pressure, the control volume method, differential methods in flow systems, Navier-Stokes' equation. Various flow system.

Learning outcome

KnowledgeThe candidate shall:-achieve a basic understanding of wavephysics and fluidmechanics, SkillsThe candidate shall:-learn to analyze various problems in wavephysics and fluidmechanics with methods that involve differential and integral calculusbe trained in analyzing problems in wavephysics and fluidmechanics using ICT-based methods-develop experimental skills.Generall competencies-The candidate shall develop collaborative skills.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, excercises, numerical and experimental projects. The student's expected work load in the course is 225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises
  • Numerical exercises

Further on evaluation

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

Course materials

Information provided at beginning of course.

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
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 2024-05-24 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 46
SL310 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 80
SL310 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 59
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 32
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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