Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 9. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: F1. Course coordinator: Nina Reistad,, Department of Physics. Assessment: To pass the course the following are required: approved written exam, approved laboratory work, an approved project at a research division at the Physics department and another approved project. Parts: 2. Home page:

The course introduces the students to the Engineering Physics programme. It has the ambition to convey to the students the feeling that they have the ability to graduate from the Engineering Physics programme provided that they work actively with their courses and their education. The course aims at developing the physics problem solving skills of the participants. It gives the participants training in discussing physics, improve their experimental skills and introduces computer aided data analysis and graphical data representation. It treats wave propagation with particular emphasis on electromagnetic waves and optics. Electromagnetic radiation and wave propagation are central for the technology of today and at the same time waves and wave propagation directly connects to the wave function description of the quantum world. This course provides the first bricks in the Engineering Physics programme, which prepares the students for developing the technology of tomorrow.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Waves and wave propagation, in particular sound wave propagation and optics. The curriculum also includes harmonic oscillations, interference, electromagnetic waves, optical imaging and diffraction.

Jönsson, G och Nilsson, E: "Våglära och optik", Teach Support 2008. ISBN: 9197249989963.
Material for the laboratory exercises and projects produced at the department.


Code: 0110. Name: Wave Propagation.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.

Code: 0210. Name: Laboratory Work and Projects.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Laboratory work and projects.