Physics and chemistry
2014-2015 - REA2101 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

TØL1001 Ingeniørrollen

Expected learning outcomes


  • develop a scientific basis and understanding
  • understand how physics and chemistry is the basics in modern engineering
  • understand the relationship between theory in classical mechanics and practical use
  • understand the relationship between chemical theory and practical use


  •  know relevant terms and formulas
  • explain basic phenomena in physics and chemistry
  • basic know-how in laboratory work and how to write reports

Overall competence:

  • understand the scientific way of thinking and working
  • be able to communicate knowledge in physics and chemistry



  • Mechanics:
  • Kinematics and dynamics of translatory motion:
    • Straight-line and planar motion. Position, velocity and acceleration. Newton’s laws. Work, potential and kinetic energy. Momentum. Conservation laws. Power and efficiency.
  • Kinematics and dynamics of rotational motion:
    • Circular motion, angular velocity and angular acceleration. Rotation of a fixed body about a fixed axis. Moment of intertia and rotational energy. Torque and angular momentum. Rotational analog of Newton’s second law.
  • Oscillations:
    • Free and forced oscillations, with and without damping. Resonance. Mathematical and physical pendulum.
  • Fluid mechanics:
    • Hydrostatics: Pressure. Buoyancy. Forces on submerged surfaces. Hydrodynamics: Continuity equation. Bernoulli’s equation.
  • Thermal physics:
    • Linear and volume expansion. Heat transfer by conduction and convection.


  • Atom structure, periodic system and chemical bonds
  • Chemical equations and types, stoichiometric calculations
  • Naming of chemical compounds
  • Acids, bases and buffers
  • Galvanic cells, electrolysis and corrosion
  • Gasses, solubility in liquids and solutions
  • Basic organic chemistry

Teaching Methods

Laboratory work
Net Support Learning

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course is open for both campus students and internet students. It will contain 10-12 campus lectures, and the main points of the lectures will also be available on internet. 3-4 internet lectures given as web conference will also be given. All students must participate in 1 practical laboratory exercise to be performed at campus.

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 5 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Sensureres av intern sensor (emnelærer(e)). Ekstern sensor benyttes periodisk (hvert 3. - 4. år) til retting og utarbeidelse av eksamensoppgaver, neste gang høsten 2013.

Re-sit examination

Det arrangeres egen kontinuasjonseksamen.

Examination support

  • Godkjent kalkulator (som ikke kan kommunisere med andre)
  • John Haugan: Tabeller og formelsamling (NKI-forlaget). ISBN 82-562-2483-5
  • Gyldendal: Tabeller og formler i fysikk, 2Fy og 3Fy/Fysikk 1 og Fysikk 2

Coursework Requirements

1 practical laboratory exercise

Three-semester students must also have been approved.

Teaching Materials

Young, Hugh D. og Freedman, Roger A. (2007). University Physics. Addison-Wesley, 12th edition. ISBN: 080532187X
Rystad, B. og Lauritzen, O. (2006) Kjemi og Miljøkunnskap. nki forlaget, 3. utgave. ISBN: 82-562-5672-9