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Problem Solving in Physics II
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Physics * / Mathematical Physical Modelling * / Physics and Scientific Modelling
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|Head of study||
Studieleder for Fysik (email@example.com)
INM Registration & Exams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The course Problem Solving in Physics II will develop the student's skills and competences in formalising problems in terms of physics, solving these and evaluating the solutions. This is done by exemplary work within the fundamental theories of physics (i.e., the fundamental theories of physics covered in Problem Solving in Physics I are included).
|Detailed description of content||
The list of topics includes mechanics, dimensional analysis, special relativity, thermodynamics and heat, fluid mechanics, waves and sound, accelerated frames of reference, construction of differential equations, electrodynamics, optics, quantum physics, statistical physics, atomic, nuclear and solid state physics.
|Course material and Reading list||
Unformalized Problems for Problem Solving in Physics I and Problem Solving in Physics II, IMFUFAtekst nr. 504, is the basic book pointing out the aim of the course. The syllabus covered as input is standard introductory physics as covered in typical introductory textbooks. A specific textbook will be recommended, to be supplemented with physics notes on Moodle.
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
Scheduled introduction, tests, consultation and evaluation in the class: 11 hours. Scheduled lectures at RUC with surveys and problem solving: 65 hours. It is expected that the students use twice as much time studying before and after the lectures as the time scheduled for lectures: 130 hours Exam: 4 hours Preparation for exam: 60 hours Sum: 270 hours
|Evaluation and feedback||
The course includes formative evaluation based on dialogue between the students and the teacher(s).
Students are expected to provide constructive critique, feedback and viewpoints during the course if it is needed for the course to have better quality. Every other year at the end of the course, there will also be an evaluation through a questionnaire in SurveyXact. The Study Board will handle all evaluations along with any comments from the course responsible teacher.
Furthermore, students can, in accordance with RUCs ‘feel free to state your views’ strategy through their representatives at the study board, send evaluations, comments or insights form the course to the study board during or after the course.
The detailed program/lesson plan containing problems to be worked on in each lecture, and any associated reading, will be available on Moodle at the start of the course.
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After completing the course the students will be able to
|Form of examination||
Individual written invigilated exam.
The duration of the exam is 4 hours.
Permitted support and preparation materials for the exam: A formulae collection of max. one A4 size page (both sides of the paper may be used) made by the student.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: External examiner.
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Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
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|Examination and assessment criteria||
The exam is a 4 hour written invigilated exam. The exam consists of a collection of problems which the students must solve.
The assessment criteria of the written part