Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 10. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FAFA20 overlaps following cours/es: FAF107 and FAFA15. Compulsory for: W1. Course coordinator: Nina Reistad, and Kristina Stenström,, Department of Physics. Recommended prerequisits: FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable, part 1 or similar. Assessment: Written exam and laboratory sessions. Parts: 2. 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 Environmental 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. The student should at an elementary level be introduced to a tool for calculations and analysis in engineering.

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. Models, simulations, interaction between models and experiments. Measurements, experiments, analysis, presentation of experimental data. Energy: conservation, transport, quality, resources, distribution, environmental impact. Gases: concentration, mixing ratio, pressure, transport. The laws of thermodynamics: entropy, temperature, heat, thermal energy, heat engines. Electromagnetic radiation: thermal radiation, energy balance, interaction of light with matter, absorption and elastic scattering, atoms, molecules. Ionizing radiation: activity, decay, absorbed dose, dose equivalent. Applications.

Reistad, N. och Stenström, K. Energi- och miljöfysik, Lund 2010.
Reistad, N. Börja med MatLab. Lund 2010.
Laborationshandledningar i fysik för W. Fysiska institutionen, Lund 2010.


Code: 0108. Name: Laboratory Sessions and Homeassignments.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed laboratory sessions. Contents: Laboratory sessions. Further information: Access to internet and MatLab.

Code: 0208. Name: Energy and Environmental Physics.
Higher education credits: 7. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam. Further information: Access to internet and MatLab.