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This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Classical (Newtonian) mechanics, and its use in describing typical mechanical systems.

Learning outcome

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 theorem, 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.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended previous knowledge

It is highly recommended that the students have proper depth in physics (Fysikk2/3FY) from (junior) high school.


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/15 hoursA - FNo printed or written materials are allowed. Approved basic calculator allowed.

Coursework requirements

8 out of 12 compulsory assginmenst must be approved
8 out of 12 mandatory hand-ins 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.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Alex Bentley Nielsen
Head of Department
Bjørn Henrik Auestad

Method of work

6 hours lectures and 2 hours exercises every week. The excercises will be carried out under the supervision of teaching assistants. Language of tuition: English or Norwegian.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Physics (BIT100_1) 10
Physics (TE0557_1) 6
Physics (TE0557_A) 6
Physics for data/electro (RED102_1) 2

Open to

Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Computer Science- Bachelor's degree programme in computer science
Control Engineering and Circuit Design, Vocational Path
Control Engineering and Circuit Design - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Chemistry and Environmental Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Mechanical Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme, specialization in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Mathematics and Physics - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Geosciences Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Petroleum Technology - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
City and Regional Planning - Master's Degree Programme
Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year
Industrial Automation and Signal Processing - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year
Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science- Master's Degree Programme - 5 years
Mathematics and Physics, 5-year integrated Master's Programme
Petroleum Engineering - Master`s Degree programme in Petroleum Engineering, 5 years

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion.


Link to reading list

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 25.09.2020