Physics and Chemistry FB2112

Learning outcome

After successfully completing the course, the candidate will have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.



The candidate will understand:

  • Standard terminology and concepts
  • Basic principles and ideas
  • How a mathematical model can describe a physical phenomenon
  • How assumptions affect mathematical models
  • How physics laws are developed and used for calculations
  • How computer tools can be used in calculations


The candidate will:

  • Understand the properties of elements based on their position in the periodic table
  • Understand basic chemical concepts and principles
  • Have knowledge of the naming process for inorganic compounds
  • Understand how corrosion can occur, and have an overview of corrosion protection methods
  • Have a basic understanding of organic compounds
  • Have knowledge of safety requirements when working with chemicals and substances records and regulations



The candidate can:

  • Give a description of a given phenomenon in the form of a mathematical expression
  • Choose the appropriate physics laws for calculations in a given physics context, and be able to set up the corresponding equations with necessary assumptions and modifications
  • Can solve equations related to basic physics
  • Use appropriate software tools as an aid in calculations
  • Can understand the results of calculations and draw the correct conclusions


The candidate:

  • Has a basic understand of relevant concepts and formulas
  • Can account for basic phenomena in chemistry and apply them to explain problems
  • Can perform simple calculations (molar mass, concentrations, pH, pOH, etc.) based on chemical principles

General competence:

The candidate:

  • Will be able to communicate/discuss with other professionals in the field
  • Will be aware of the environmental consequences concerning management/ discharge of chemicals

Course Description


3D kinematics, Newton’s laws (rigid bodies), work, power, conservation of energy, rotation, swing phenomena, fluid dynamics (Bernoulli’s equation), temperature and heat, thermal properties of materials, First Law of thermodynamics


The structure of atoms, orbital theory and the periodic table, Lewis’ structure, electronegativity, chemical bonding, the concept of the mole, chemical equations, stoichiometry, the concepts of oxidation and reduction, nomenclature, solutions, concentration targets, gas laws, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, basic organic chemistry, handling of chemicals

Teaching and Learning Methods

New material will be presented in the lectures. In order to develop deeper knowledge and skills workshop exercise sessions will also be organized parallel with the lectures.

Assessment Methods

The course includes mandatory submissions, and all submitted work must be approved in order for the student to be allowed to take the final examination.

The final examination consists of two parts: physics and chemistry. Students must gain passing marks (E or better) in both parts in order to receive a passing mark for the examination. The two parts are equally weighted when the final grade is calculated. The grade for the final examination constitutes the grade for the course.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Ian Hector Harkness <>, last modified Unni Stamland Kaasin - 24/01/2013