KH0022 Physics for Technical Preparatory Year I 9.0 credits

Fysik för basår I

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

-Working methods, density, forces and equilibrium, torque, pressure, Archimedes’ principle, energy, mechanical work, power, general gas laws, thermodynamics, electric charge, electric energy, voltage, current, linear motion, force and motion, momentum and impulse

-Laboratory sessions

Intended learning outcomes *

Overall goals

The course should promote a scientific view and give an understanding of basic physics concepts and quantities and give a good basis for further studies within physics and technical subjects that are included in the 3- and 5-year engineering programs.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Conduct, describe, analyze and report experiments to investigate the physics phenomena dealt with in the course.
  • Apply basic physic models and concepts, to identify, analyze and solve physics problems, within the context of the course content, and present the solutions in a structured way.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish corresponding to Swedish B, and English corresponding to English A. For students who received/will receive their final school grades after 31 December 2009, there is an additional entry for mathematics as follows:
documented proficiency in mathematics corresponding to Mathematics 2a,2b,2c, or Mathematics B with at least the grade Pass

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written examination, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

For final grade, it is required that all examination parts are approved.

Furthermore, approved oral and/or written presentations can be required for selected assignments during the course. 

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Christina Persson

Further information

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CBH/Engineering Pedagogics

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Education cycle *

Pre-university level

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A-M Christina Persson (

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

Overlaps with the course IF0401, HF0022 and ML0022