Course detail

Physical Laboratory III

FSI-TR3Acad. year: 2017/2018

The course proceeds knowledge and experience of students gained in Physical laboratories I course and Physical laboratories II course. Following experiences are required prior to taking a part in the course: a) mathematical: solving the mathematical problems up to differential and integral equations solving, b) physical: solving problems from the electromagnetic field theory, solid state physics and statistical physics. Ability to describe physical phenomenons by mathematical apparatus .

The course is intended as a practical introduction to the measurement of advanced experiments from the field of electricity, magnetism, electrical engineering, optoelectronics, nuclear physics, vacuum physics, semiconductor physics and spectroscopy.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to practically use basic physical principles to explain behaviour of different systems. Students will receive practical skills when detecting particle beams and measuring their parameters. They will master the theory of spectroscopic methods, measurement of semiconductor characteristics, as well as diffraction of electromagnetic waves.


General physics II (electricity and magnetism). Students are expected to have the following knowledge and skills when they begin the course: a) mathematics: ability to solve mathematical problems up to the level of differential and integral equations, b) physics: active solution of problems in fields of electromagnetism, solid-state physics and statistical physics. Ability to compile a mathematical description of physical problems.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KUČÍRKOVÁ, A. - NAVRÁTIL, K.: Fyzikální měření I
S. Průša: Materiály pro přípravu k Fyzikálnímu praktiku III. Elektronický studijní text, Brno 2016.
Halliday,D., Resnick,R., Walker,J.: Fyzika. VUTIUM, 2014

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Every student will work out a report regarding his/her results and measurement related to each twelve missions. The reports are evaluated by course leader. Graded-course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having achieved at least three quarters of the maximum number of points. Student’s knowledge are checked by entrance communication with course leader. Student with deficient level of knowledge will be expel from the laboratory and his name marked in the list of results. In this way the number of marked expels is registered and certainly limited.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The course curriculum is identical to the list of the experiments.


The practical is a follow-up to the courses Physical Laboratory I and Physical Laboratory II where tudents acquired the theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The main aim is to deepen their skills in the field of the solid-state physics. The students will be provided with a theoretical background for this field. The experimental results will be used to verify and build up the acquired knowledge.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at laboratories is checked by the teacher. Missed lesson may be compensated for by the agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-FIN , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


labs and studios

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Hall effect (The energy gap).
Specific charge of the electron (Electron movement in magnetic field).
Stefan-Boltzmann's law of radiation (Black body radiation).
Excitation energy of free atoms (Franck-Hertz experiment with Neon).
Line emission spectra (One electron and two electron spectra).
Fibre optics (Light propagationin in the optical fibre).
Fraunhofer diffraction (Determination of an aperture and a slit dimensions).
X-ray dofraction (Absorption edge).
Feromagnetic hysteresis (Hysteresis curve).
Alpha radiation (Alpha particles range of flight in the air).
Gama radiation (Scattering cross section of gama radiation).
Electron gun (Thermoelectric electron emission).