Introduction to Mathematics and Physics 2 (YMF110)

This course gives an introduction to basic concepts in mathematics and physics for use in engineering studies. The course is for students with a vocational background, and will together with Introduction to mathematics and physics 1 (YMF100) give the students the necessary foundation for studies in engineering at university level.

Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.


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Concepts form calculus. Trigonometric functions. Vectors in 2D and 3D. Integral calculus and methods such as integration by parts and integration by inverse chain rule. Practical applications of integrals. Probability. Mechanics: potential and kinetic energy, momentum, and more on force and movement in 2D.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Know about the concepts presented in the course so that the student is able to take further courses in mathematics and physics required in the engineering degree. The student will during the course gain knowledge that must be applied in the courses running in parallel.

Skills: The student will be able to structure, solve, document and present problems from the course content. They will also be able to interpret and evaluate solutions and comment upon relevance and precision.

General competence: The student will see the use of concepts from mathematics as a tool for solving problems from both math and physics. They will see how physical laws form the basis for creating mathematical models, and how math and physics are interconnected in all the themes in the course. Through this course and Introduction to math and physics 1, the students are able to communicated with others about problems in science and technology.

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Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours Letter grades Specified printed and hand-written means are allowed. Definite, basic calculator allowed

Written exam with pen and paper.

Coursework requirements

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Mandatory work demands (such as hand in assignments, lab- assignments, projects, etc) must be approved by subject teacher within the specified deadlines.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Sven Ole Aase

Course teacher:

Anna Kurbatskaya

Head of Department:

Tom Ryen

Method of work

6 hours lectures, 2 hour problem solving with teaching assistants per week.

Open for

Electrical Engineering, Vocational Path - Bachelor in Engineering Energy and Petroleum Engineering, Vocational Path - Bachelor in Engineering

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


The syllabus can be found in Leganto