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Content and learning outcomes
- 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.
- Electrostatics (electric and magnetic properties): Electrical power, field strength and potential, Gauss's theorem, electric field and electric potential in metals and dielectrics, the principle of the capacitor, electrostatic energy. Magnetic force, magnetic materials, magnetic energy. Electromagnetic induction.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing the course the student should be able to:
- solve technical problems relevant to its program which include mechanical forces and energy relations, electric and magnetic fields, mechanical and electromagnetic waves, and assess the reasonableness of the solution.
- use physical measurement methods and instruments and report results and evaluate limitations.
Literature and preparations
Basic and specific requirements for engineering program.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Written assignments, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TENE - Examination Electromagnetics, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TENM - Examination Mechanics, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TENV - Examination Waves, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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.
The course grade will be established from the combined results of TENE, TENM, and TENV.
Other requirements for final grade
Pass grades inall parts
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 SK1151
Main field of study
The course will be given in a Swedish version with mainly English litterature and will provide releveant knowledge for further studies in the fields of numerical analysis, dynamics, and thermodynamics.