Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

Physics 1

Overall Course Objectives

With mechanical physics as a starting point, the course aims to strengthen the students abilities in numerical and symbolic calculations. The most important physical concepts are presented and discussed, and are practices theoretically through exercises. There is emphasis on understanding, such that the students are able to analyse and solve simple physical and technical problems.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the kinematic concepts position, velocity, and acceleration, and recognize important types of motion such as projectile motion and circular motion.
  • Identify forces and sketch free body diagrams for simple mechanical systems consisting of particles and rigid bodies.
  • Apply Newton’s laws to simple mechanical systems consisting of particles.
  • Compute the work and impulse of a force and apply the work-energy theorem to simple mechanical systems.
  • Formulate the principles of conservation of momentum, energy and angular momentum and apply the principles to simple mechanical systems.
  • Apply Newton’s laws of motion to systems consisting of particles and rigid bodies.
  • Appy Newton’s laws to rotational motion of rigid bodies.
  • Analyse a problem, plan and execute the solution and evaluate the result.
  • Plan and perform experiments including visualiztion and analysis of experimental data.

Course Content

Kinematics, velocity, acceleration,and relative motion. Newton’s law of motion. Center of mass and its motion. Work, kinetic and potential energy, and power. Conservation of energy. Rotation of rigid bodies. Experiments.

Teaching Method

Classroom lectures, tutorials, experiments, and homework.


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13 weeks




DTU Ballerup Campus

Course code 10935
Course type Graduate Engineer
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Thurs 13-17

7.500,00 DKK