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Basic Course in Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Objectives and Content

The course gives an introduction to the basic concepts of mechanics and thermodynamics: Motion, force, energy and power, rotation, temperature and heat, the laws of thermodynamics, oscillations, waves and sound. Examples on the use of the principles of physics in other fields of science and medicine will be given.

The course is tailored to the needs of students in other fields of science than physics, mathematics or geophysics. The course gives an overview of the concepts of the topics, with moderate use of mathematical formalism.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course the students should be able to

  • Explain key concepts, laws and explanatory models used in mechanics and thermodynamics
  • Use basic laws and connections to solve simple problems in mechanics and thermodynamics
  • Make drafts and use as an aid in problem solving.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Contact

Contact Information

advice@ift.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written examiantion and midterm examination

    Date
    22.12.2017
    Duration
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    08.12.2017
    • Exam part: Midterm examination

      Date
      23.10.2017, 09:00
      Duration
      2 hours
      Location