Fundamental course in classical physics.
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Content and learning outcomes
Electrostatics: Field and potential, Gauss’s theorem, metals and dielectrics, the capacitor, electrostatic energy.
Magnetism: Sources of the field, force and torque, magnetic materials and magnetic energy, technical applications, induction and inductance, mechanical waves.
Electromagnetic waves: Geometrical optics, polarization, interference and diffraction, coherence.
Intended learning outcomes
After the course, the student will be able to:
- solve technical problems, relevant for the program, which are related to electrical fields, magnetic fields, mechanical waves, and electromagnetic waves
- explain physical problems, conditions and restrictions to cooperation partners with non technical educations
- 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 syllabus (se below).
Literature and preparations
Recommended previous knowledge:
Introductory courses in Mathematics and Mechanics.
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.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Hand in Assignments, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TENA - Examination, 4.5 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 (TEN1; 4.5 credits, grading scale A-F)
Hand-in assignments (INL1; 1 credit, grading scale P/F)
Passed lab experiments (LAB1; 2 credits, grading scale P/F).
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 SK1110