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This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

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

Bachelor studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology. Master studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion.


Serway /Jewett, "Physics for Scentists and Engineers 9th edition, vol. 1".

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 08.04.2020