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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 give students that basic knowledge in natural sciences needed to solve simple technical problems in mechanics.

Learning outcomes

Students are expected to grasp physical laws and elementary concepts of classical mechanics and to apply mathematical models to solve problems connected to the fields mentioned.

Course contents

Physics of motion
- The SI-system
- Forces
- Statics
- Centre of mass
- Dynamics
- Motion in one and two dimensions
- Energy
- Momentum

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Elementary mathematics and ability to use calculator

Previous course names

Physics 1 (2005)

Recommended or required reading

Richard Wolfson: Essential University Physics, First edition, Volume 1, Volume 2, Pearson Addison & Wesley, ISBN 0-321-435644-8

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 50 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 8 hours
  • Individual studies - 45 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 45 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 88 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
Examination 1 ....
Examination 2.... etc.
(examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and produktions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions)

The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: ...


Engman Sonja


Engman Sonja

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2010-05-25 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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