Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 8. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FAFA30 overlaps following cours/es: FAF121. Compulsory for: BI1. Course coordinator: Lars Engström, Department of Physics. Recommended prerequisits: FMA415 Calculus in One Variable. Assessment: Written exam and completed experimental sessions. Home page:

The student should develop his understanding of basic concepts within fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and electricity and magnetism necessary for his future role as a fire engineer and as needed in later courses. Many of the concepts introduced are also of great importance for a deeper understanding of the world around us and as parts of a general scientific knowledge. The course should also train the student in scientific problem-solving techniques and in writing presentations of experimental data and comparisons to 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

Experimental methodology: analysis and presentation of experimental data.
Electricity and magnetism: Electrostatics, electric and magnetic fields. Potential, electromagnetic induction, A.C. and D.C. circuits.
Physics of gases and fluids: Pressure, basic hydromechanics, ideal and real gases, phase transitions and the kinetic theory of gases. Thermodynamics, first and second law. Heat and cold engines. Heat transport through conduction, convection and radiation.

Borgström, B, Jönsson, G. och Kullberg, R. Elektricitetslära med tillämpningar. Studentlitteratur 2000.
Jönsson, G: Fysik i vätskor och gaser, Teach Support 2009. ISBN: 9789197249942
Laborationsinstruktioner för BI, Fysiska institutionen.
Reistad N. Börja med MatLab.