F1140 Introduction into Physics

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Eduard Schmidt, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Michal Lenc, Ph.D.
Department of Condensed Matter Physics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Eduard Schmidt, CSc.
Requirements of physics on the level of grammar school.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Introduction to physics is elementary introduction into the world of physics and physical thinking. Physics is general and reliable basis of all natural sciences. To understand them it is necessary to have at least general view how physics and physicists look into the nature. The aim is to make students familiar in general what physicists do, what methods are using and what are the actual concepts of the nature on the basis of physical research. All lecture needs only basic calculus on the introductory level.
  • 1. What is physics. History. Relation to mathematics and natural sciences. 2. Physical research. Observation, experiment, theory, model. 3. Measurement. Basic physical quantities. Systems of units. Practical measurement. 4. Space, time and motion. Kinematics. Dynamics. Special theory of relativity. 5. Interaction in nature. Fundamental interactions. Field. 6. Fundamental physical constants. e, c, h... 7. Physical laws. Conservation laws. 8. Order and chaos. 9. Micro-world. Structure of matter. Particles. Quantum physics. 10.Mezo-world. Gases, liquids, solid state, granular matter. 11.Macro-world. Universe. Theory of everything.
  • D.Halliday,R.Resnick,J.Walker:Fyzika, VUT v Brně,ISBM 80-214-1868-0
  • F.JKeller,W.D.Gettys,M.J.Skove:Physics, McGraw-Hill,Inc 1993,ISBM 0-07-112674-0
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Přednáška zakončená kolokviem
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, spring 2012 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Spring 2020.