TFY4300 - Energy and Environmental Physics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C , G

Course content

The energy budget of the earth, the green house effect, radiation, atmospheric changes due to human activities. Methods and the physical basis for exploitation of conventional (fossil fuels and nuclear energy) and renewable energy sources (solar radiation, wind, bio mass, ocean waves, tidal and geothermal energy).

Learning outcome

The students are going to be able to describe and explain the origins of global effects on the environment caused by human activities, the physical basis for the exploitation of various energy sources, and make assessments on different energy technologies (potential, pros and cons).

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and compulsory exercises. Expected work load in the course is 225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written exercises

Further on evaluation

Lectures and exam in English. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

Will be given at semester start. Web based information from energy institutions and research institutes. The course uses "Blackboard".

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF4082 7.5
FY2290 5.0 AUTUMN 2010
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Physics
  • Technological subjects
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 *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C , G 2022-12-10 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL123 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL515 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL420 Sluppenvegen 14 7
SL425 Sluppenvegen 14 8
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 54
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 G 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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