Course detail

Seminar of Physics

FIT-IFSAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course is focused on the basic terms and methods used in physics. It teaches students to describe real events in inanimate nature and to understand them. It repeats and expands the subject of physics, which is common in high schools: Basic concepts of mechanics, electric field, capacitance, capacitors, electric current, resistors, magnetic field.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Completion of high school knowledges,
improving analytical thinking,
gaining the ability to analyze simple and complex physical and technical issues,
understanding of physical laws and processes,
understanding why things in nature work the way they do.


Secondary school mathematics and physics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Student texts of secondary school physics.
Halliday, David - Resnick, Robert - Walker, Jearl: Fundamentals of Physics. 2013. ISBN-13: 978-1118886328.
Halliday, David - Resnick, Robert - Walker, Jearl: Fyzika. VUTIUM - 2013. ISBN: 978-80-214-4123-1.
Středoškolské učebnice fyziky.
High school physics textbooks.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit will be awarded if the student does not have more than two absences from the demonstration exercise (even unjustified). A higher number of absences must be duly excused (medical certificate, etc.), the replacement of these excused absences is the elaboration of the given examples. In the last week of the semester there will be a small control test of knowledge and skills, which must be attended or arranged for a replacement.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


The course covers a few basic goals.

The first goal is the revision of the physics high school knowledges with a focus on the basic terms and methods used in physics, mechanics, electricity and magnetism.

The second goal of the course is the growth of engineering thinking, increasing the ability to analyze and solve simple and complex physical and technical issues.

The third goal of the course is to understand the basic physics laws in their contexts. Why things work the way they do. The goal is not only to describe physical reality, but also to understand physical principles.

The course is suitable for all students, but especially for those who came from high schools, where physics was taught only to limited extend.

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

Attendance is mandatory. A signature on the attendance list is required.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective

Type of course unit


Fundamentals seminar

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


General content of the course:

  1. Basic terms
  2. Vectors and their use
  3. Kinematics, rectilinear motions, free fall
  4. Movement in a circle
  5. Curvilinear movements
  6. Dynamics, Newton's laws
  7. Mechanical work, potential energy, kinetic energy
  8. Electric field, Coulomb's law,
  9. Gauss's theorem of electrostatics
  10. Electric potential, electric current
  11. Electricity, capacitance, capacitors, resistors
  12. Magnetic field
  13. Final summary