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Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IXP0501
Curriculum: TT 2020V
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 1 (2020-2021)
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Mäkinen, Seppo
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2020-2021

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001ST2020V-1, ST2020V-1A, ST2020V-1B, TT2020V-1A2021-01-04 – 2021-02-28Lassi Lilleberg, Seppo MäkinenFinnish2020-08-17 – 2021-01-10

Learning Outcomes

The student will become familiar with the basic concepts of classical mechanics, (s)he will understand the physical contents of the three Newton's laws and the laws of conservation, and (s)he will be able to apply all these. The student will acquire a general view of Physics as an important building block of all science. In addition to the theoretical understanding, the student will learn how to perform experimental work in laboratory environment. (S)he will learn to record the obtained results in a logical way, and (s)he will be able to analyse the data in a scientific manner. Further, the student will learn to estimate the accuracy of her/his experimental results, and (s)he will understand the importance of being critical with the results.

Student's Workload

The total amount of student's work is 108 h, which contains 70 h of contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


Kinematics (position, time, velocity, acceleration), dynamics (Newton's I, II and III law), linear momentum, energy, uniform circular motion and rotational motion, gravity and static equilibrium.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Pentti Inkinen, Jukka Tuohi: "Momentti 1, Insinöörifysiikka", Otava. Seppo Mäkinen: VirtuaaliAnkka.exe, VAMK

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

The relevant theories of physics, together with associated problems and applications, are studied on a course of lectures. In addition, the student will individually solve a number of given homework exercises. Students will also take part in laboratory measurements. The measurements are done in groups of 3 students.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: The student knows those subjects of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life.

Grade 3: The student is well-abled to utilize the course contents.

Grade 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.

Assessment Methods

The assessment is based on 2 examinations, homework exercises and laboratory work. A student must solve at least 25 % of the given homework exercises, and (s)he must take part in all the associated experiments in the laboratory of Physics.

Work Placement