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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is
to provide students with basic laws
of statics and motion and how to apply them,
to learn how to use scientific process and gain
facility with experimental techniques.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
-provide an understanding of fundamental
physical principles.
-provide an understanding of how physical
principles are applied in every day life
and engineering.
-provide basic skills necessary for understanding
of physical principles in terms of multiple representations:graphs, diagrams, equations, words, etc.

Course contents

1 Inroduction
2 Vectors (part I)
3 Vectors (part II)
4 One-Dimensional Kinematics (part I)
5 One-Dimensional Kinematics (part II)
6 Inertia and Two-Dimensional Motion (part I)
7 Inertia and Two-Dimensional Motion (part II)
8 Particle Dynamics I
9 Particle Dynamics II
10 Work and Energy
11 Conservation of Mechanical Energy
12 Linear Momentum
13 periodic motion

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Math1 and Math2

Recommended or required reading

University Physics by
Young and Freedman

Study activities

  • Lectures - 80 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 46 hours
  • - 4 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 130 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 4 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 126 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods



Badal Durbo


Durbo Badal

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2011-03-21

Assessment methods

2011-03-21 - Exams

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