Credits: 9. Grading scale: TH. Compulsory for: E1. Course coordinator: Lars Engström, firstname.lastname@example.org, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Assessment: Written examination and completed laboratory work. Parts: 2. Homepage: http://kurslab.fysik.lth.se/E1Fysik.
Introduction to basic concepts in mechanics, optics, thermodynamics and modern microscopic physics. The course should also train the student's problem-solving ability and experimental skill. In addition, the course offers training in both written and oral presentations of scientific results.
Physics I (Mechanics and Waves)
Key concepts of mechanics: velocity, acceleration, force, energy, power and momentum. Conservation laws. Harmonic oscillations: free, damped and driven. Basic understanding of various wave phenomena in acustics and optics. Examples of such phenomena are wave propagation, reflection, dispersion, diffraction and interference. Gratings and grating spectroscopy. Polarization.
Physics II (Thermodynamics and Atomic Physics)
Temperature and heat. Phase transitions. Equations of state for ideal and real gases. Fluid mechanics. Bernoullis equation. Heat engines and refrigerators. Kinetic gas theory and Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution. The laws of thermodynamics. Heat transfer. Thermal radiators and the photoelectric effect. Moment of inertia, angular momentum and torque. Wave-particle duality. The Bohr atomic model. Hydrogen and hydrogen-like ions. Semi-empirical treatment of hydrogenic systems, quantum defect. Molecular spectroscopy. X-rays. The central field approximation. The Pauli principle and the periodic system. Stimulated emission and lasers. Nuclear physics and radioactivity.
Tipler P A, Mosca G: Physics for Scientists and Engineers. Extended version, fifth edition.
Laboratory work manuals Fysik I och II för E.
Name: Mechanics and waves.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: To qualify for a final grade, students must have completed the laboratory work and passed the written exam. Contents: Physics I.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: To qualify for a final grade, students must have completed the laboratory work and passed the written exam. Contents: Physics II.