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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus SK1113 (Autumn 2008–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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
  • systematically search for scientific information in literature and scientific papers.

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

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General requirements for studies in the Degree Progr. in Materials Design and Engineering .

Recommended prerequisites

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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.

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.

    Written exam (TEN1; 5 ECTS, grading scale A-F).

    Passed lab experiments (LAB1; 1 ECTS, grading scale P/F).

    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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    Profile picture Ulf Göran Manneberg

    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 web

    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 SK1113

    Offered by

    SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics

    Main field of study

    Physics, Technology

    Education cycle

    First cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Göran Manneberg (

    Supplementary information

    The course is given in Swedish and the literature is in English.