TFY4300 - Energy and Environmental Physics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written examination 100/100 4 timer

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. The course will be given in English if students on the international master program are attending the course. A re-sit examination may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written exercises

Course materials

Will be given at semester start. Web based information from energy institutions and reserach institutes. The course uses "It's learning".

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FY2290 3.7
FY2290 5.0
SIF4082 7.5

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2011

Language of instruction: English


Subject area(s)
  • Physics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:
  • Patrick Joseph Espy
  • Patrick Joseph Espy

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2011-12-14 15:00
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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