Physical Laboratory III
FSI-TR3Acad. year: 2019/2020
The course proceeds knowledge and experience of students gained in Physical laboratories I course and Physical laboratories II course.
The course is intended as a practical introduction to the measurement of advanced topics 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.
Recommended optional programme components
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. http://physics.fme.vutbr.cz/ufi.php?Action=0&Id=159
Halliday,D., Resnick,R., Walker,J.: Fyzika. VUTIUM, 2014
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is based on individual experimental activity at laboratory work.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Each 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
The course curriculum is identical to the list of the experiments.
The aim of the cource is to practice and deepen basic principles of modern physics. The process is based on individual experimental work with the selected experimental apparatus.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance at laboratories is monitored by teacher. Missed lesson may be compensated by the agreement with the teacher. There will be a space booked for the completion of the missing and defective measurements at the middle and end of the course.
Type of course unit
39 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
Specific charge of the electron (Electron movement in magnetic field).
Stefan-Boltzmann's law of radiation (Black body radiation).
Excitation energy of free Ne atoms (Franck-Hertz experiment with Neon).
Feromagnetic hysteresis (Hysteresis curve).
Electron diffraction (difraction of the electron in the graphite).
Line emission spectra (One electron and two electron spectra).
Photoelectric effect (evaluation of the Planck's constant).
Sollar cell characteristics (optimalisation of the gained energy).
Elementary charge (Millikan experiment).
Hall effect in semiconductor (evaluation of the magnetic field).