F1140 Introduction into Physics

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018
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)
Mgr. Zbyněk Fišer (seminar tutor)
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 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Wed 16:00–17:50 F1,01014
knowledge of physics at the grammar school level
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
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.
This course is an elementary introduction into the world of physics and physical thinking. This course is a follow-up of a secondary school course of physics and it aims to review and improve students' knowledge of physics and put the base for further physical studies. Students need only basic calculus on the introductory level.
At the end of the course students will be able
- to understand fundamental physical terms and principles
- understand links among various fields of physics
- to solve physical problems using basic mathematics apparatus
  • 1. What is physics, relation to natural sciences, physical research, SI units
  • 2. Kinematics
  • 3. Force and motion, Newton's laws, types od forces
  • 4. Work, kinetic and potential energies, momentum
  • 5. Circular and rotational motion, equilibrium
  • 6. Hydrostatics and hydrodynamics
  • 7. Oscillations and waves
  • 8. Thermodynamics and molecular physics
  • 9. Electrostatics, electric field, voltage
  • 10. Electric current, Ohm's law
  • 11. Magnetic field, electromagnetism
  • 12. Optics
  • 13. Basics of modern physics
  • 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.
  • SVOBODA, Emanuel. Přehled středoškolské fyziky. 5. přeprac. vyd. Praha: Prometheus, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7196-438-4.
Teaching methods
The lectures, accompanied by imagery.
Assessment methods
The lecture ends with written 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 2016, autumn 2017, Spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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