Physics, 6 credits (TFYY55)

Fysik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Peder Bergman

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CKEB Chemical Biology, M Sc in Engineering 4 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 2, 3 Swedish Linköping o
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering 4 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 2, 3 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Chemical Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering

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.


Algebra, Calculus one variable, Mechanics

Intended learning outcomes

The first part of the course will provide basic knowledge about electromagnetism, and its applications. The second part of the course will give an overwiev of modern physics including theory of relativety, quantum and nuclear physics. The basic concepts of modern physics and its consequences on different fields in physics will be presented. The students should after the course be able to.

  • Understand the basic concepts of electricty and magnetsim.
  • Mathematically solve basic problems regarding electrical and magnetic fileds.
  • Understand the basic of theory of relativity, and its cosequences such as timedilation and length contraction.
  • Explain the basics of quantum mechanics and its application in atomic, molecular and nuclear physics. Explain the basics of the atomic nuclea, and the nuclear processes.
  • Use simple experimental equipment for physical experiments.

Course content

Electromagnetics: Electrical Charge, Electric Field, Gauss Law, Electrical Potential, Capacitance, Current and Resistance, Magnetic Field, magnetic Field from Currents, Induction and Inductance, Maxwells Equations, Electromagnetic Waves, Interference, Diffraction, Theory of Relativity, Photons, Matter Waves, The Atom, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear reactions, Elemetary Particles

Teaching and working methods

The course will be given as lectures, classroom exercises and laborations.
The course runs over the entire spring semester.


LAB1Laboratory WorkU, G1 credits
TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 55 credits
UPG1AssignmentU, G0 credits


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

Other information

Supplementary courses: Molecular Physics


Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman


Peder Bergman

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 68 h
Recommended self-study hours: 92 h

Course literature

Halliday,Resnick,Walker: Fundamentals of Physics 9th Ed. (Wiley). Nordling, Österman: Physics Handbbok
Halliday,Resnick,Walker: Fundamentals of Physics 9th Ed. (Wiley). Nordling, Österman: Physics Handbbok
LAB1 Laboratory Work U, G 1 credits
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 5 credits
UPG1 Assignment U, G 0 credits

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