Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FAFA35 overlap following cours/es: FAF024, FAF024 och FAF024. Compulsory for: E2. Course coordinator: Lars Engström,, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Recommended prerequisits: FAFA01 Physics - Mechanics and Waves, FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable. Assessment: Written exam and completed laboratory sessions. Parts: 2. Home page:

The student should develop his understanding of basic concepts and ideas within both classical and modern physics needed in subsequent courses and necessary for a future role as an electrical engineer. Many of the concepts introduced are also of great importance for a deeper understanding of the world around us and as parts of the general scientific knowledge. The course should also train the student in scientific problem-solving techniques and in written presentations of experimental data and comparisons with physics models. Together with other courses in the program the student should expand and maintain his ability to use high-level programs (e.g. MatLab) as a tool for presenting and analyzing experimental data and physics 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

Heat and phase transitions. Equations of state for ideal and real gases. Kinetic gas theory and Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution. The laws of thermodynamics. Heat engines and refrigerators. Heat transfer. Wave-particle duality. The Bohr atomic model. Quantized angular momentum. Wave functions. X-rays. The Pauli principle and the periodic system. Stimulated emission and lasers. Molecular spectroscopy. Nuclear physics and radioactivity.

Tipler, P A, Mosca, G. Physics for Scientists and Engineers. Extended version, sixth edition. Freeman 2008, ISBN: 0-7167-8964-7
Laboratory work manual Fysik - Termodynamik och atomfysik för E.


Code: 0108. Name: Physics - Thermodynamics and Atomic Physics.
Higher education credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.

Code: 0208. Name: Laboratory Sessions in Thermodynamics and Atomic Physics.
Higher education credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Completed laboratory sessions and reports. Contents: The laboratory sessions: Heat engines, Spectroscopy, Photoelectric effect and Ionizing radiation.