SK1102 Classical Physics 12.0 credits

Klassisk fysik

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Last planned examination: spring 20.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student shall be able to:

  • solve technical problems, relevant for the program, which are related to electrical fields, magnetic fields, electrical circuits, mechanical waves, and electromagnetic waves
  • explain physical problems, conditions, and restrictions to cooperation partners with non-technical education
  • estimate size and reasonableness in physical problems
  • use and understand restrictions in physical measurements and instruments
  • evaluate and present physical measurements in text and in diagrams

 “Physical” in the text above, means that part of physics that is included in the main content (see below).

Course main content

Part A (Lectures)
Experimental methodology, the Scientific methodology.
Curve fitting, dimensional analysis, written technical reports.
Historical perspective on physical progress.
Basic wave concept, acoustics, waves in music instruments.
Interference and standing waves.
Basic and applied electro-statics.
Basic and applied magnetism and electromagnetism.
Electrical direct current and alternating current circuits.
The electromagnetic wave.
Geometric optics, the camera, the projector, the telescope and the microscope.
Interference and diffraction with electro magnetic waves.
(38h lectures, 20h seminar)

Part B (Lab course)
Four labs are carried out which aim to teach and practice:

  • accuracy in measurements, setup of series of experiments, error analysis and error propagation, simple report writing
  • experimental problem solving, the validity of physical models, using the oscilloscope
  • experimental applications of the theoretical course content in general.

Further, there is a more extensive lab in electric measurement techniques.


General requirements for studies in the Degree Progr. in Engineering Physics.

Recommended previous knowledge:
Linear algebra, Differential and Integral calculus.


Young and Freedman: University Physics, Pearson (the edition used will be announced on the course home page at least four weeks prior to the start of the course).

Instructions to lab experiments.


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Experiments, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB2 - Laboratory Experiments, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 8.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Written exam in Electromagnetism and waves (TEN1; 8 Credit, grading scale A-F).

Passed lab experiments (LAB1; 3 Credit, grading scale P/F) (LAB2; 1 Credit, grading scale P/F).

Offered by

SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics


Göran Manneberg,


Ulf Göran Manneberg <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2011.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2011.