Syllabus academic year 2007/2008
PHYSICSFAF062

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FAF062 overlap following cours/es: FAF280 och FAF280. Alternative for: B2, K2. Optional for: V3. Course coordinator: Sven Åberg, sven.aberg@matfys.lth.se, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Prerequisites: FMA410 Calculus in One Variable. Assessment: Written home examination corresponding to 3 credits is given after two weeks of studies, and contains a test on the first two weeks of lectures as well as one compulsary laboratory work. Then three (out of four) projects shall be performed. Each project corresponds to 1,5 credits and is performed during approximately one week. Each project contains the following compulsary parts: introductory lecture (compulsary for all students), laboratory work, discussion session and project work presentation. A mark is given for the home examination as well as for each project, and the four parts are weighted as 2:1:1:1 in the final mark. Finally, an oral presentation shall be given on one of the projects. The mark on the oral presentation is passed or not passed. All work and exams are performed during the study period of 7 weeks, i.e. there is no final examination. Home page: http://kurslab.fysik.lth.se.

Aim
The aim is to give an insight and understanding of physics and its methods needed by the engineer in his/her future work.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
Vibrations, band width, wave mechanics, interference effects, resonance phenomena, wave equation, electromagnetic waves, diffraction phenomena, temperature radiation, absorption and emission, fluorescence. The laboratory work "Light Diffraction".

Performing three of the following four project works: 1) Electronics and nanoscience, 2) Biophysics - How can physics be used to quantify bioreactions? 3) Black bodies - Do they radiate? 4) Environmental physics - Can the environment be parametrised to show objective improvements?

Literature
Distributed material.