Course syllabus

# Fysik - elektricitetslära, gaser och vätskor Physics: Electricity - Fluids

## FAFA30, 8 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2018/19
Decided by: PLED N
Date of Decision: 2018-03-28

## General Information

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

## Aim

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

• understand the relation between experiments, models and theory
• be able to analyze thermodynamic processes and estimate their efficiencies
• be able to calculate the heat transport in media using different processes
• be able to calculate the strength of electric and magnetic fields in simple geometries
• be able to describe the electric system in buildings and its potential as a fire hazard.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to formulate and solve problems in physics using mathematical methods.
• be able to plan and carry-out physics experiments.
• be able to write a laboratory report that presents and analyzes experimental data in relation to physical models.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to evaluate models and technical applications in a scientific manner
• increase his ability to work in a group towards a common goal

## Contents

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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam and completed experimental sessions.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Parts
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: FMAA05 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, FAFA65, FAFF25, FAFA70, FAFA75