Undergraduate course

Basic Course in Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codePHYS102
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • Resources

Objectives and Content

The course provides an introduction to electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics: Electric charge and electric fields, current and resistance, magnetic fields, electromagnetic waves, the properties of light, optical instruments, atoms, the atomic nucleus, and radioactivity. Examples on the use of the principles of physics in other fields of science 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 electricity, optics and selected topics in modern physics
  • Use basic laws and connections to solve simple problems in electricity, optics and modern physics
  • 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.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written examination and midterm examination

    02.10.2017, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline