Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

Physics 1

Overall Course Objectives

Four themes are studied:
(i) Transport, (ii) centrifuges, (iii) particle filters, and (iv) mass spectroscopy.
Elements from mechanical physics, electrostatics and charged particles movement in magnetic fields are introduced.

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.
  • Apply Newton’s laws to simple mechanical systems consisting of particles.
  • Compute the work done by a force and apply the work-energy theorem to simple mechanical systems.
  • Formulate the principle of conservation of mechanical energy and apply this principle to simple mechanical systems.
  • Compute electrostatic forces, fields, and potentials in connection with simple and/or symmetric charge distributions.
  • Analyse transport of particles and rigid bodies.
  • Analyse centrifuges including the determination of the effective field og gravity.
  • Describe the principles behind mass spectoscopy and compute particle trajectories in electric and magnetic fields.
  • Analyse a problem, plan and carry out a solution, and control the results.
  • Apply the theoretical concepts to test physics/engineering hypotheses in mechanics experiments.
  • Estimate uncertainties, including error propagation, carry out visualization and analysis of data from experiments

Course Content

Kinematics, velocity, acceleration,and relative motion. Newton’s law of motion. Work, kinetic and potential energy. Electrical charge and field. Magnetic fields and forces. Experiments.

Teaching Method

Classroom lectures, tutorials, experiments and homework.

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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 10916
Course type Graduate Engineer
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Wed 8-12

7.500,00 DKK