Wave Physics, 4 credits (TFEI02)

Vågfysik - teori och tillämpning, 4 hp

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Kenneth Järrendahl

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6IELK Engineering Electronics (Biomedical Engineering) 4 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6IELK Engineering Electronics 4 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Engineering Electronics

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Basic course in one variable calculus

Intended learning outcomes

The course gives fundamental knowledge in wave physics and its applications in natural phenomena and technology. After taking this course the student should

  • know fundamental wave physics concepts and the wave equation
  • know and perform simple calculations in fundamental acoustics and optics
  • know about wave physics applications within natural phenomena as well as modern technology

Course content

Physical modelling and problem solving. Fundamental physical concepts and relations. Mechanical waves including acoustics, electromagnetic waves including optics. Wave physics applications/uses in biology, data transmission, electronics, chemistry, medicin, music, optics, radio, radar etc.

Teaching and working methods

Teaching is given as lectures and lessons


TEN1Written examU, 3, 4, 54 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman


Kenneth Järrendahl

Course website and other links


Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 32 h
Recommended self-study hours: 75 h

Course literature

Göran Jönsson och Elisabeth Nilsson, Våglära och optik, Teach Support 2007
Göran Jönsson och Elisabeth Nilsson, Våglära och optik, Teach Support 2007
TEN1 Written exam U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits

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