Undergraduate course

Mechanics 1

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codePHYS111
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
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Objectives and Content

The course gives an introduction to kinematics and dynamics, energy

and fields with special emphasis on gravitational fields, interaction

between objects, rigid bodies, rotation, statics, elasticity theory and fluid mechanics. The course aims at giving the students a thorough

understanding of the basic laws of mechanics, and help the students

understanding how to apply these principles when solving problems. In

the laboratory simple experiments will be undertaken to elucidate

central parts of the curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

After completing PHYS111 the students are expected to be able to:

- explain central principles, laws and models of kinematics, dynamics,

statics, elasticity and fluid mechanics.

- use fundamental laws and principles to solve problems in the fields

of kinematics, dynamics, statics, elasticity and fluid mechanics.

- draw freebody diagrams and figures illuminating and systemizing the


 - Compile the laboratory work in a written report.

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