SK1112 Physics I 9.0 credits
This is a fundamental course in classical physics. It covers acoustics, electrical fields, magnetic fields, and optics. There are several laboratory experiments.
The first lab.-based bart of the course is early in the year (Sept-Oct). THe main part of the course is later in spring (March-May).
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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 completing the course the student should be able to:
- solve technical problems relevant to its program related to electric and magnetic fields, mechanical and electromagnetic waves, 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
As for the M- and T-programmes.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Assignments, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 5.0 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 (TEN1; 5 ECTS, grading scale A-F).
Hand-in assignments (INL1; 1 ECTS, grading scale P/F).
Passed lab experiments (LAB1; 1 ECTS, grading scale P/F), (LAB2; 2 ECTS, 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 SK1112