Physics
20102011

REA2041
 10 ECTS
On the basis of
REA1042  Mathematics 10  Functions with one variable
Expected learning outcomes
The students are supposed to:
 analyse and model problems within classical mechanics, electromagnetism, fluid mechanics and thermal physics
 evaluate the correctness of their own calculations and work
 exhibit understanding for relations between theory and practical problems within subjects from electrical, computing, civil and mechanical engineering
Topic(s)
Mechanics:
Kinematics and dynamics for translatory motion of one particle.
Straight line motion and planar motion. Position, velocity and acceleration. Newton's laws. Work, potential and kinetic energy. Momentum. Conservation laws. Power and efficiency.
Kinematics and dynamics for rotational motion:
Circular motion for particle, angular velocity and angular acceleration. Rotation of rigid body about fixed axis. Moment of interia and rotational energy. Torque and angular momentum. Newton's second law for rotational motion.
Oscillations:
Free and forced oscillations, with and without damping. Resonance. Mathematical, physical, torsional and elastic pendulum.
Fluid mechanics:
Hydrostatics: Pressure. Buoyancy. Forces on submerged surfaces. Hydrodynamics: The equation of continuity. Bernoulli's equation. Laminar and turbulent flow. Resistance and forces of flow.
Thermal physics:
Length and volume expansion. Heat transfer by conduction and convection. Thermal resistance. Analogy with electrical quantities. The first law of thermodynamics.
Electromagnetism:
Electricity: Coulomb's law. Electrical field. Potential. Work and energy. Current. Circuits. Gauss' law.
Magnetism: Magnets, magnetic field and field lines. Field around straight conductors and in inductors. Forces on charges in motion. Forces on conductors. Ampere's law. Induction: Flux and flux density. Faraday's law. Electromotive force. Electromagnetic oscillations.
Teaching Methods
Lectures
Laboratory work
Mandatory assignments
Exercises
Form(s) of Assessment
Written exam, 4 hours
Grading Scale
Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)
External/internal examiner
Evaluation of exam work is done by course responsible. External examiner is used periodically (every 3 to 4 years) for evaluation of exam work and for production of exam exercises.
Resit examination
A separate resit exam is arranged.
Examination support
Accepted calculator.
John Haugan: Tabeller og formelsamling (NKIforlaget). ISBN 8256224835
Coursework Requirements
Exercises (35 during the term)
Detailed plan for required exercises is presented at course startup. Threesemester students shall hand in 23 additional exercises in the threesemester period during the autumn.
Teaching Materials
Young, Hugh D. og Freedman, Roger A. (2007). University Physics. AddisonWesley, 12th edition. ISBN: 080532187X
Additional material for threesemester students:
Jerstad, P., Sletbak, B. og Grimenes, A.A. (2003). Rom Stoff Tid Forkurs. Cappelen. ISBN: 9788202225759
Replacement course for
REA1012 and REA1092