Proseminar in Physics III
FSI-0FOAcad. year: 2017/2018
Proseminar in physics III complements the lecture General physics III given within the frame of the speciality Physical engineering. Students taking this seminar can practise and acquire basic knowledge of oscillations and waves in suitable form to be able to solve some physical- and technical problems. These abilities are necessary to understand fundamentals of many technical branches.
Oscillations. Kinematics, dynamics, energy. Dumped oscillator. Forced oscillations and resonance. Anharmonic oscillations.
Waves. Wave equation. Superposition and interference. Sound- and electromagnetic waves. Optics.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge of definitions, laws and their validity conditions in the range of the syllabus. The emphasis is laid on the encouragement of abilities to solve physical and technical problems by virtue of general information obtained from the lecture General physics III.
Integral and differential calculus. Newton’s laws. Power and energy in mechanics.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Halliday, D., Resnick, R., Walker, J.: Fyzika. VUTIUM, Brno 2001.
Main, I. G.: Kmity a vlny ve fyzice. Academia 1990.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Proseminar in physics III is a graded course classified according to the grading scale A-F.
Language of instruction
Proseminar in physics III is drawn up to support students’ active approach their study content. Discussed topics are influenced especially by students. The main aim is to actively follow the commentary by means of the intensive collaboration between the teacher and the student.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
For passing out the Proseminar in Physics III the attendance at the courses is obligatory. In the case of excused absence an individual way of compensation can be arranged.
Type of course unit
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
The syllabus of the course more or less corresponds with the lecture General physics III. The content of the Proseminar depends on momentary state of students’ knowledge and is continuously adapted to students’ needs.