Physical Laboratory II
FSI-TR2Acad. year: 2017/2018
The course is intended as an introduction to base measurement techniques, to an experiment preparation and data processing. it familiarises students with the measurement of advanced experiments from the area of electromagnetic field, geomagnetism, geometrical and wave optics.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will be made familiar with measurements of electrical circuits. They will be practically introduced to the theory of nonlinear elements, measurements of V-A characteristics.
Knowledge from the area of the electric current conductivity in metals and semiconductors, basic equations of the geometrical optics, description of the interference.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
KUČÍRKOVÁ, A. - NAVRÁTIL, K.: Fyzikální měření I
Kučírková, A. - Navrátil, K.: Fyzikální měření. I.SPN Praha, 1986.
CHUDOBA, T. - JANČA, J. - KAPIČKA, V. - SODOMKA, L.: Fyzikální praktikum III
Halliday,D. - Resnick,R. - Walker,J.: Fyzika. VUTIUM, 2000.
BROŽ, J. a kol. : Základy fyzikálního měření
HUMLÍČEK, J.: Statistické zpracování výsledků měření
Pánek P.: Úvod do fyzikálního měření, skriptum MU Brno
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through practical laboratory work.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Each student has to write tests and reports of his/her measured results from all twelve seminars.
Language of instruction
The main aim of the course is to teach students how to independently carry out measurements of the basic physical phenomena, to process measured data, to calculate measurement errors and to discuss them. Students will be acquainted with the function principles of the basic measurement equipments.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance at seminars is checked by the teacher. Absence may be compensated for by the agreement with the teacher.
Type of course unit
labs and studios
39 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
Graduation of galvanometer.
Damped oscillations of the galvanometer.
Characteristics of nonlinear elements. Principle of voltage amplifier.
Electromotive force by the potentiometer.
Resistance measurement by the bridge methods.
Distribution of equipotential lines in electrostatic field.
Temperature dependence of ion mobility.
Measurement of the diode characteristics.
Measurement of horizontal component of geomagnetic field strength.
Graduation of thermocouples.
Calibration of ampere-meter.
Study of oscillations of coupled oscillators. Ohm's law for quasi-steady currents.
Measurement of half-width of transmittance filter by the method of Fourier spectroscopy.