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Course on research methods, philosophy of science, and concepts, in physics in general with special emphasis on mechanics.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus SG2127 (Autumn 2008–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Some research supervisors from different areas of mechanics lecture on which methods are central in their respective area. Theory, numerical methods, and simulations should all be represented. Published works are studied with special attention to methodology.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the students should be familiar with a umber of concepts from the research methodologies that are used in mechanics. The student should also be able to identify which methodologies that have been applied in a given published work and report in writing about this. The student should also be able to identify deficiencies in the methodology if such are present.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

Mandatory presence at most lectures. Written and oral presentation of a project on some aspects of the course.


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Hand out lecture notes.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Report, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, 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

Mandatory presence at most lectures. Written and oral presentation of a project on some aspects of 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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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.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web SG2127

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Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Invited lectures form different specializations.