TNE043 
Mechanics and Wave Physics, 6 ECTS credits.
/Mekanik och vågfysik/
For:
ED
KTS
MT

OBS! 
The course include a part of the syllabus block "oral and written communication in english"


Prel. scheduled
hours: 48
Rec. selfstudy hours: 112


Area of Education: Science
Subject area: Physics


Advancement level
(G1, G2, A): G2


Aim:
To give basic knowledge in some important areas and applications of
classical physics. The laboratory work should give experience of
planning,conducting and presenting experimental work. After completing this
course students should be able to do the following:
 Apply basic kinematic relations, Newton´s laws formulated for both
translational and rotational motion, energy relations and conservation laws
in problem solving, and describe under which circumstances these relations
and laws can be applied.
 Apply basic theory to model simple harmonic oscillations and the extension
to mechanical waves.
 Formulate the wave equation and give examples of solutions, determine
properties like velocity of propagation, and give examples of applications
 Describe basic concepts in general rigid body mechanics and fluid dynamics.
 Describe and apply basic concepts in acoustics like standing waves,
resonance and the Doppler effect when formulating models and solving
problems.
 Describe and apply basic concepts in geometrical optics.
 Describe and apply polarisation,coherence,diffraction,interference and
superposition in problem solving in wave optics.
 Give examples of applications of mechanics and wave physics in scientific
and technical areas of application.
 Develop understanding of concepts,the ability to solve problems and the
ability to formulate models in physics.
 Describe how experimental problem solving is performed
 Assess experimental results and perform dimensional analysis of physical
formulae
 After completing the laboratory work the student should have improved the
ability to communicate in English,especially technical report writing.


Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Courses in calculus and linear algebra, important subjects are vector algebra, differentiation and integration of elementary functions, linear differential equations with constant coefficients.Basic grammar and scentences construction in English
Note: Admission requirements for nonprogramme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Supplementary courses:
Electromagnetism, Modern physics


Organisation:
Lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions. There will be a written examination at the end of the course. The laboratory work includes a compulsory written report.


Course contents:
Introduction to experimental problem solving, dimensional analysis, analysis of experimental data. Mechanics: Kinematics, force, Newton's laws, energy and work, oscillations, collisions, rotation about a fixed axis. General rigid body motion and fluid dynamics. Wave motion and optics: general wave motion, superposition, the wave equation, mechanical waves, acoustics, electromagnetic waves, interference, diffraction, geometrical optics.Oral and written Technical English.


Course literature:
To be decided


Examination: 

A written examination Laboratory work Optional written test 
4,5 ECTS 1,5 ECTS 0 ECTS



The compulsory report is written in English.The grade of the language/communication part of the course is pass/fail only a dn will not affect the final grade.But no final grade is given until the language/communication part is finished. 
Course language is Swedish.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Amir Baranzahi
Examiner: Ulf Sannemo
Link to the course homepage at the department

