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SK1108 Classical physics, mechanics and waves 7.5 credits

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Application

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Application code

51382

Headings with content from the Course syllabus SK1108 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic and specific requirements for engineering program.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

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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

Yes

Examiner

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Mats Ahmadi Götelid (gothelid@kth.se)