Course syllabus

Energi- och omvärldsfysik
Energy and Environmental Physics

FAFA75, 9 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED N
Date of Decision: 2020-03-27

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: I1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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 Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Management. 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. The student should practice problem solving, perform experimental work and train thinking in scientific 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


Problem solving: models, techniques for problem solving, interaction between models and experiments. Measurements: experiments, analysis, presentation of experimental data. Energy: conservation, transport, quality, resources, environmental impact. Gases: concentration, pressure, transport. Ideal and real gases. The laws of thermodynamics: temperature, heat, thermal energy, heat engines, refrigerators. Electromagnetic radiation: thermal radiation, energy balance, interaction of light with matter, especially atoms. Ionizing radiation: activity, decay, absorbed dose, dose equivalent. Applications.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam, participation in compulsory lectures and workshops, passing grade in project and laboratory exercises.

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.

Code: 0118. Name: Energy and Environmental Physics.
Credits: 5,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.
Code: 0218. Name: Lab. Sessions, Project, Compulsory Lectures and Workshops.
Credits: 3,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed laboratory sessions and project, presence at compulsory workshops.


Assumed prior knowledge: FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable, part 1 or similar.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FAF220, FAFA05, FAFA20, FAFA30, FAFA35, FAFA45, FAFF25, FAFA15, FAFA65, FAFA70

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Andreas Ehn,
Course homepage:
Further information: It is mandatory to attend the first lecture in order to be admitted to the course.