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Mechanics 1

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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 problems.
  • 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

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Date
    10.06.2021, 09:00
    Duration
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    27.05.2021
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam
    • Exam part: Obligatorisk test 1

      Date
      26.04.2021, 09:15
      Duration
      0.75 hours
      Examination system
      Inspera
      Digital exam
    • Exam part: Obligatorisk test 2

      Date
      03.05.2021, 09:15
      Duration
      0.75 hours
      Examination system
      Inspera
      Digital exam