F1140 Introduction into Physics

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Naděžda Špačková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Josef Humlíček, CSc.
Department of Condensed Matter Physics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Naděžda Špačková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Condensed Matter Physics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 19. 9. to Sun 18. 12. Wed 17:00–18:50 F2,02012
knowledge of physics at the grammar school level.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
For successful passing the course, the students must be able to
- list and explain basic methods of physical exploration of the surrounding world
- debate the application of the methods in particular cases of seeking answers for fundamental problems of natural sciences
- discuss the current reality concepts based on the physical research.
  • 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. 5. Interaction in nature. Fundamental interactions. Field. 6. Fundamental physical constants. e, c, h... 7. Physical laws. Conservation laws. 8. Oscillations and waves. 9. Micro-world. Structure of matter. Particles. Foundations of quantum physics. This course is an elementary introduction into the world of physics and physical thinking. The lectures will make the students familiar in general what physicists do, what methods are used and what are the actual concepts of the nature on the basis of physical research. The lectures need only basic calculus on the introductory level. Another goal is to improve communication with physicists in search of answers to fundamental problems of science.
  • SVOBODA, Emanuel. Přehled středoškolské fyziky. 5. přeprac. vyd. Praha: Prometheus, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7196-438-4.
  • HALLIDAY, David, Robert RESNICK, Jearl WALKER a Petr DUB. Fyzika. Svazek 1. 2., přeprac. vyd. Brno: VUTIUM, c2013. Překlady vysokoškolských učebnic. ISBN 978-80-214-4123-1.
Teaching methods
The lectures, accompanied by imagery.
Assessment methods
The lecture ends with written and oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, 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 2017, Autumn 2018, Spring 2020.
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