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.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Student texts of secondary school physics.
Halliday, David - Resnick, Robert - Walker, Jearl: Fyzika. VUTIUM - 2013. ISBN: 978-80-214-4123-1.
Halliday, David - Resnick, Robert - Walker, Jearl: Fundamentals of Physics. 2013. ISBN-13: 978-1118886328.
High school physics textbooks.
Středoškolské učebnice fyziky.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
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
Language of instruction
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.
Type of course unit
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
General content of the course:
- Basic terms
- Vectors and their use
- Kinematics, rectilinear motions, free fall
- Movement in a circle
- Curvilinear movements
- Dynamics, Newton's laws
- Mechanical work, potential energy, kinetic energy
- Electric field, Coulomb's law,
- Gauss's theorem of electrostatics
- Electric potential, electric current
- Electricity, capacitance, capacitors, resistors
- Magnetic field
- Final summary