TFY4163 - Wave Physics and Fluid Mechanics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 20/100 ALLE
Written examination 80/100 C

Course content

Introduction to wavephysics and fluidmechanics

Wavephysics: 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


The candidate shall:
-achieve a basic understanding of wavephysics and fluidmechanics,

The candidate shall:
-learn to analyze various problems in wavephysics and fluidmechanics with methods that involve differential and integral calculus
be 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

  • Excercises

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on portfolio assessment. The portfolio includes written exam and projects. 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

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 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

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: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 20/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 80/100 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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