Course: Introduction to Physics

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Course title Introduction to Physics
Course code UAFM/C460
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Drašar Čestmír, prof. Ing. Dr.
  • Kašparová Jana, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Basics of vector calculus, derivation, integral. System SI . Kinematics. Dynamics. Mechanics of solid body, center of mass. The Newton's gravitations law, field strength, work, potential energy. Law of Archimedes, Pascal's law. Hydrodynamics, continuity equation, Bernoulli's equation. Real liquids, viscosity. Mechanical deformation, tension, Hook's law. Harmonic oscillator. Transversal and longitudinal waves, interference, Doppler effect. Temperature, measurement of temperature, thermal expansion of matter Introduction to kinetic theory of gases. Heat capacity, calorimetry. Electrostatics, Coulombs law, electric field. Electric field in matter, polarization of dielectrics. Motion of charged particles in electric field. Charged conductor, capacity. Electric currents, Ohms law, electrical conductivity ? insulator, semiconductor, and conductor. Kirchhoff's laws. Magnetism - basic quantities. Magnetic field of the conductor under current - Biot - Savart's law. Magnetic properties of matter. Lorentz force, mass spectrometer, Hall effect, force on conductor under current in magnetic field. Faraday's law of electromagnetic induction, electric generator. Alternating currents, transformer.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
Subject introduces students into basics of general physics - mechanics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, and electromagnetism.
Subject substitutes the high school matter and makes the students ready for F1 lectures. Solution of basic physical problems.
Prerequisites
Since it is introduction they are not specified.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Student performance assessment

Three written exams (two of them within semester and summarizing one prior to oral exam). They constitute approx. 40% of overall exam rating. Oral exam on three topic of the syllabus. To pass the examination student must achieve at least 50% points of summarizing written exam.
Recommended literature
  • Cimpl Z.,Karamazov S. Fyzika I (první část) - skripta. UPa, 1995.
  • Holliday D.,Rasnik R.,Walker J. Fyzika.
  • Tukla J.,Pirkl S. Výpočtové úlohy z fyziky II - Elektřina a magnetismus. 1993.
  • Tulka J.,Pirkl S. Kmity a vlny, UPa-skripta.
  • Tulka J.,Pirkl S. Termika - skripta. UPa.
  • Tulka J.,Pirkl S. Výpočtové úlohy z fyziky (II)-Elektřina a magnetismus, UPa. UPa.
  • Zajíc J. Fyzika II (Elektřina a magnetismus) UPa.


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