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Physics (5 cr)

Code: TE00BS18-3006

General information


05.08.2023 - 03.09.2023


04.09.2023 - 15.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Engineering and Business

Teaching languages

  • English

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Energy and Environmental Technology


  • Aaro Mustonen


  • PENERS23
    Energy and Environmental Engineering, S23
  • PIMES23
    Industrial Management and Engineering S2023
  • 04.09.2023 12:00 - 14:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 07.09.2023 11:00 - 13:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 11.09.2023 12:00 - 14:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 14.09.2023 11:00 - 13:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 21.09.2023 11:00 - 13:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 28.09.2023 11:00 - 13:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 02.10.2023 08:00 - 10:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 05.10.2023 11:00 - 13:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 12.10.2023 12:00 - 14:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 23.10.2023 14:00 - 16:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 26.10.2023 11:00 - 13:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 30.10.2023 14:00 - 16:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 02.11.2023 11:00 - 13:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 06.11.2023 14:00 - 16:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 09.11.2023 11:00 - 13:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 13.11.2023 14:00 - 16:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 16.11.2023 11:00 - 13:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 20.11.2023 14:00 - 16:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 23.11.2023 11:00 - 13:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 27.11.2023 14:00 - 16:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 04.12.2023 14:00 - 16:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 08.12.2023 09:00 - 10:00, Revision of Physics (Voluntary)) TE00BS18-3006
  • 11.12.2023 14:00 - 16:00, Fysiikka TE00BS18-3006
  • 14.12.2023 10:00 - 12:00, Exam retake 1: Physics TE00BS18-3006


The aim with this course is to give students required basic knowledge to understand physical phenomena and to give them tools to solve simple problems.
After the course the student understands
• Newton laws and their role in understanding statics and dynamics
• the concept of energy and energy conservation and its role in closed systems
• conservation of momentum during impacts
he/she is also able to solve simple problems using these concepts


• Forces and force vectors
• Mass and weight, conservation of mass
• Newton’s laws and acceleration
• Equation of motion
• Linear momentum and impulse
• Rotational motion and angular momentum
• Conservation of momentum

Energy and conservation of energy
• Work and power
• Mechanical energy
• Conservation of energy, examples from mechanics, heat, fluid mechanics

• Mechanical equilibrium
• Energy equilibrium


The course topics can be found in the free book
College Physics for AP® Courses 2e

As Finnish language skills develop, students can use as a book
Tekniikan Fysiikka 1
Julkaisija Edita
ISBN 978-951-37-3842-6


Insinöörin FYSIIKKA (AMK), Osa I
Hautala, Peltonen
ISBN 978-952-5191-26-4

In addition, support material distributed through the Itslearning system is included.

Teaching methods

Blended learning, contact teaching, task-based learning, independent study, teamwork, electronic materials and assignments.

The course introduces the basic physics skills that form the basis of engineering. In addition to supervised independent study based on electronic materials and textbooks, arithmetic exercises play an essential role in the work. The exercises are worked on both independently and in small groups.

Exam schedules

Subtests 1 and 2 during the course on campus
At the end of the course, there will be two retakes, where you can retake either of the subtests 1 and 2.

International connections

The course is implemented as contact teaching on campus. The course proceeds by weekly theme as follows:
1. Students independently familiarise themselves with the theme with the help of a textbook, instructional videos and various support materials before the lecture (shared in Itslearning).
2. Students take part in a lecture session where theory is adopted using versatile learning techniques suitable for the topic.
3. Students practice the weekly theme by doing arithmetic exercises independently and in small groups. Landing exercises are in the Ville system. Students do their arithmetic exercises in the same notebook or in some other way into a coherent collection according to notation practices in physics. The answers are entered into the Ville system, where correct answers earn Ville points.
4. There is a weekly arithmetic practice session where the teacher guides in the calculations and gives advice on unanswered questions.

At the end of the course, students present their calculation exercise notebooks to the teacher or otherwise submit a collection of their arithmetic exercises to the teacher for evaluation. In accordance with the notation practices of physics and clearly presented calculation exercises, additional points are awarded for the assessment.

In addition to the weekly themes, the course is divided into two parts, each of which has its own sub-exam.

Student workload

The course is 5 ECTS, i.e. the workload is approximately 135 h.
Exams and preparation as well as Ville assignments require about 15 hours. Thus, 120 h is available for the 12 weekly themes of the course, i.e. 10 h per weekly theme, which is divided as follows:
-Independent work and small group work 7-8 h
-Participation in the teaching event (tips videos and support sessions on average) 2-3 h.

Content scheduling

Opening lecture on week 36. Teaching weekly during weeks 36-50. A more detailed schedule can be found on the course's Itslearning website.

Evaluation scale


Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment is based on points collected from the calculation exercises (max 16 p.), the first subtest (max 12 p.), the second subtest (max 12 p.)

To pass the course, the student must receive:
--At least 3,5 points for the first subtest and
--At least 3.5 points in the second subtest and
--Ville points in the Ville system total at least 40% of the maximum score (in principle 448/1120 Ville points) and
--A total of at least 16 points for the subtests and calculation exercises.

Points are awarded for the calculation exercises based on the Ville points collected in the Ville system and on the basis of the evaluation of the homework collection returned at the end of the implementation.
----Based on the Ville score, you get a maximum of 12 points for the assessment. The number of points is 12*The percentage of accumulated Ville points is the maximum.
----By doing the calculations in accordance with the notation practices of physics in a notebook or other common collection, you will receive a maximum of 4 points for the assessment. The collection is returned to the teacher at the end of the course for evaluation. The teacher evaluates the notation practices of the notebook according to the criteria given in ItsLearning.

The grade is determined on the basis of the total number of points (subtests, Ville and calculation exercises) according to the following table:
Grade 1 requires 16 points
Grade 2 requires 21 points
Grade 3 requires 26 points
Grade 4 requires 31 points
Grade 5 requires 36 points