F3100 Oscillations, waves, optics

Faculty of Science
autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 4 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught partially online.
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Bochníček, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Jurmanová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Zdeněk Navrátil, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Luboš Poláček (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Bochníček, Dr.
Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Bochníček, Dr.
Supplier department: Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
( F1030 Mechanics || F1040 Mechanics and molecular physic ) && (! F3060 Oscillations, waves, optics )
Knowledge of mechanics, electricity and magnetism in the range of standard university courses, practical knowledge of mathematical analysis.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The aim of the lecture is to provide students with a description of periodical effects in various parts of physics, especially mechanical and electrical oscillations, mechanical and electromagnetic waves and optics at the level of the basic course of general physics. The emphasis is put on understanding mutual interonnections of different parts of physics and their mathematical description. The lecture is accompanied by lots of experiments.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students understand the fundamentals of oscillation and wave phenomena and are able to solve basic problems in this field.
they formulate and solve the equation of motion of simple oscillation systems and are able to propose an adequate approximative model;
they understand the formation and propagation of the waves and manage to describe it using mathematical formulas;
they are able to apply the laws of geometrical optics to describe the propagation of the light and optical imaging;
they apply the fundamental principles of wave optics to interferention and diffraction phenomena.
  • 1.Oscillations. Simple harmonic oscillator-kinematics, dynamics, energy, damp oscillator, forced oscillations and resonance. Oscillation of systems with many degrees of freedom, nonlinear oscilator. 2.Waves. Waves in one and three dimensions, mathematical description, planar and spherical travelling waves, standing waves, Huygens principle and its applications, wave equation, superposition, interferrence, Doppler effect, nonlinearity, surface water waves, sound waves. 3. Optics. Electromagnetic theory of light, photons, reflection and refraction of light, optical imaging, lenses, mirrors, simple optical instruments, interference, coherence, diffraction, Fraunhofer approximation, diffraction on rectangular slit, on gratings and on spherical aperture, resolution limit of optical instruments, optical properties of medium, Fresnel relations, absorption and polarization of light.
  • J.Kuběna: Úvod do optiky, MU Brno 1994
  • M.V.Klein:Optics, John Wiley and Sons,Inc New York 1976
  • HALLIDAY, David, Robert RESNICK and Jearl WALKER. Fyzika : vysokoškolská učebnice obecné fyziky. Edited by Petr Dub, Translated by Jana Musilová - Jan Obdržálek. Vyd. 1. V Brně: Vysoké učení technické, 2000. xvi, 328. ISBN 8071962147. info
Teaching methods
Lecture with demonstration experiments and theoretical exercise.
Assessment methods
2 written tests in term, examination: written and oral.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2001, Spring 2002, 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, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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