Physics: Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism

This module has introduced students to key principles of Physics. The successful student is able to apply and use the physical concepts, laws and equations he has learned in advanced modules and in his or her professional life. After passing this module the student is able to describe simple motion mathematically, can decompose forces, and has a sound understanding of the physical concepts work, energy and power. The student has understood the principal of energy conservation and is able to solve given tasks concerning the topics mentioned above. The student is also able to describe simple harmonic oscillation/waves, calculate the natural frequency of simple oscillating systems, has a sound understanding of period and wave length and is able to solve basic tasks including superpositioning of waves. Furthermore students know fundamental principles in the topic of electricity and magnetism. Students understand simple electric circuits with passive components such as resistors, capacitors and inductors. The students are familiar with alternating current and have understood the principles of induction.

Some content to get a taste


  • Physical quantities and units
  • - 1 D and 3D Motion
  • Newton's laws and forces
  • Friction and drag forces
  • Work, energy and power
  • Linear momentum and collisions
  • Circular motion and angular momentum
  • Oscillations and waves
  • Electrical charges and Coulomb's law
  • Electrostatic field, electrical flux and Gauss's law
  • Electrostatic potential energy and electric potential
  • Capacitance
  • Electrical current, Ohm's law, resistance, electrical power
  • Kirchhoff's laws
  • Introduction to Network Analysis: Nodal analysis
  • Magnetism and Sources of the magnetic field
  • Magnetic circuits
  • Induction
  • Electrical RC and RL Circuits
  • AC circuits: Impedences, Phasors
  • Power in AC systems and power adjustment
  • Transformers