SH1010 Physics for the Built Environment 9.0 credits
Fysik för den byggda miljön
The course will providerelativelybroad general knowledgein Physics,andat the same timeprovide a basis forthe further education.
Educational levelFirst cycle
Academic level (A-D)C
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
Intended learning outcomes
The course will give the student a relative broad general knowledge in Physics and also give the base for further studies in the main and related areas.
After the course the student should be able to:
- Describe fundamental concepts, model and compute simple processes in mechanics, energy of flows, fluid mechanics and waves.
- Identify phenomena in the environment where physical principles are applicable.
- Write a report from a physical study of a phenomena, e.g. how the sun can be used to provide energy in buildings. The student then should be able to analyze parts of the process but also describe the whole.
Course main content
Basic classical physics
Physical quantities, Units and Dimensions. Force and momentum. Equilibrium. Friction. Work, power and energy. Kinematics in Cartesian coordinate system.
Newton's laws. Equations of motion. Hooke's law - elasticity theory.
Simple harmonic motions in one dimension, damped oscillations.
Project task: Everyday mechanics
Energy processes and phase transitions
Equations of states. Reversible and irreversible processes.
Kinetic-molecular theory of an ideal gas. Transfer of heat. Thermodynamic concepts. The first and second law of thermodynamics. Different forms of energy. Applications of first law of thermodynamics on closed and open systems and also equation of energy.
Project task: Practical uses of energy
Electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic spectrum, visible light - sunlight - long wave electromagnetic radiation. Sensors: Physical principles, ordinary designs.
Project task: Everyday applications of the laes of thermodynamics
Fluid mechanics and flow of energy
Hydrostatic pressure. Forces caused by fluids in motion. The continuity and energy equation of incompressible fluids. Energy equations. Dimensional equation. Flow in pipes and channels. Measuring of fluid properties. Transfer of heat.
Recommended prerequisites: The course starts from level B in Physics from high school. Knowledge in algebra and single variable algebra is also assumed.
J.S. Walker, Physics: Vol. 1, Addison-Wesley.
- PRO1 - Project, 1.5, grade scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 7.5, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
Two written examinations (TEN1; 7.5 hp)
Project works (PROJ1; 1,5 hp)
Felix Ryde (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Felix Ryde <email@example.com>
Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2012.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2008.