Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: V1. Course coordinator: Nina Reistad, och Kristina Stenström,, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Recommended prerequisits: FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable, part 1 or similar. Assessment: Written exam, laboratory sessions and report. Parts: 2. Further information: Access to internet, MatLab and Microsoft Office. Home page:

The student should develop an understanding for basic concepts and relations in Physics, which are of importance for the conception the world around us and for the technological development, and which constitute a part of the scientific basis for a Master of Civil Engineering. The student should be provided with means to comprehend the most important physical concepts, the empirical laws, as well as theories of particular importance for a sustainable societal development regarding energy production and environmental impact. The student should practice problem solving, perform experimental work and train thinking in scientific models.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Basic physics. Problem solving. Measurements, experiments, analysis and presentation of experimental data. Energy: conservation, transport, quality, resources, distribution, environmental impact. Gases/liquids: concentration, mixing ratio, pressure, transport, fluid flow. The laws of thermodynamics: entropy, temperature, heat, thermal energy, heat engines. Electromagnetic radiation: thermal radiation, energy balance, lighting. Electricity and magnetism: electrostatics, electric and magnetic fields, electric potential, direct and alternating current circuits, electromagnetic induction. Applications.

Reistad, N. och Stenström, K. Inledande fysik, Lund 2008 or similar.
Reistad, N. Börja med MatLab. Lund 2008 or similar.
Laborationshandledningar i fysik för V, Fysiska institutionen, Lund 2008.
Svenska skrivregler, Svenska språknämnden och Liber AB 2000.
Strömqvist, S.: Skrivboken: skrivprocess, skrivråd och skrivstrategier. Gleerups Utbildnings AB 2000.


Code: 0107. Name: Introductory Physics.
Higher education credits: 5,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.

Code: 0207. Name: Laboratory Sessions and Reports.
Higher education credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed laboratory sessions and written report. Contents: Laboratory sessions and written report.