Course syllabus

Fysik – elektricitetslära, gaser och vätskor
Physics: Electricity – Fluids

FAFA30, 8 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2015-04-16

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: BI1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam and completed experimental sessions.

Code: 0114. Name: Physics.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination.
Code: 0214. Name: Laboratory Works.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed laboratory works.


Required prior knowledge: FMAA01 Calculus in One Variable.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FAF604, FAFA05, FAFA15, FAFA20, FAFA40, FAFA45, FAF121

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Hans Lundberg,
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