Syllabus for Mechanics HI

Mekanik HI


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1FA518
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Physics G1F, Technology G1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2007-03-19
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2019
  • Entry requirements:
  • Responsible department: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is that the student shall assimilate the description of motion given by Newtonian mechanics and learn to apply it to situations appearing in engineering.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • analyse situations occurring in mechanical engineering.
  • perform calculations of quantities of importance in mechanical engineering.
  • plan and perform laboratory work in mechanics, and present the results orally and in writing.


Dimensions and units in mechanics. The concepts of force, force moment, momentum, angular momentum and moment of inertia and their application in the Newtonian description of translational and rotational motion. The concepts of work, power, kinetic (translational and rotational) and potential energy and their application in the description of motion using the law of energy. Special application: Vibrations.


Lectures, lessons and laboratory work.


Written examination (4 credits). Laboratory work (1 credit).  
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2019

  • Sears and Zemansky's university physics : with modern physics. Young, Hugh D.; Freedman, Roger A.; Ford, A. Lewis; Sears, Francis Weston

    13th ed., international edition: San Francisco: Pearson Addison Wesley, cop. 2012

    Find in the library


  • Nordling, Carl; Österman, Jonny Physics handbook : for science and engineering

    Ninth edition: Lund: Studentlitteratur, [2020]

    Find in the library