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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Mechanics: Vectors, forces, inertial systems, Newton's laws, work, power, energy, circular motion, center of mass, inertia, particle systems and CG motion, linear fluctuations, harmonics, damped oscillations.

Waves: harmonic and spherical waves, wave propagation, mechanical waves, intensity, reflection, standing waves. Electromagnetic waves, polarization, interference, diffraction, lasers, basic geometrical optics.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • solve technical problems relevant to their program related to classical mechanics, mechanical and electromagnetic waves and optics and assess the reasonableness of the solution.
  • use physical measurement methods and instruments, evaluate measurement data and report results and evaluate limitations.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Basic and specific requirements for engineering program.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 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 *

Written exam and laboratory excercises

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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Examiner

Mats Ahmadi Götelid

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.

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SCI/Applied Physics

Main field of study *

Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

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Contact

Mats Ahmadi Götelid (gothelid@kth.se)

Supplementary information

Replaces IF1603.