After having completed this course the student should be able to:
Understand and apply Newton's laws on basic mechanical systems.
Formulate, in mathematical terms, equations describing the motion of point-particles and rigid bodies.
Understand and apply conservation laws for mechanical energy, linear and angular momentum on various problems.
Kinematics, Vectors, Newton's laws, work-energy relation, conservative forces, linear momentum and impulse, center of mass, rotation of rigid bodies, moment of inertia, torque and angular momentum, static equilibrium, simple harmonic motion, damped and forced oscillations, waves.
Required prerequisite knowledge
It is highly recommended that the students have proper depth in physics (Fysikk2/3FY) from (junior) high school.
Form of assessment
Specified printed and hand-written means are allowed. Definite, basic calculator allowed
8 out of 12 compulsory assginmenst must be approved
Hand-in assignments must be approved by subject teacher 3 weeks ahead of examination date. Otherwise the student will be barred from the exam.
The hand-ins will comprise the main elements of the course syllabus and give the student proper training in working with problems relevant for the final exam.