F1032 Mechanics and molecular physics: problems plus

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. RNDr. Aleš Lacina, CSc. (seminar tutor)
prof. RNDr. Jana Musilová, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jana Musilová, CSc.
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Jana Musilová, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Wed 9:00–10:50 F3,03015
Secondary school mathematics.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The aim of the discipline is to develop students´ skills in solving problems in mechanics a and molecular physics, including more complex ones. Moreover, it serves as a preparatory discipline for written tests in F1030 and F1040.
Learning outcomes
Students get practical skills in solving not only common problems of classical mechanics, basic thermodynamics and molecular physics, but also more difficult, complex and less standard ones. One of important result is the strengthening of their physical thinking.
  • Syllabus follows the scheme of the discipline F1030. Introductory seminar is devoted to secondary school problems in order not to outrun lessons of F1030. 1. Revision: problems of secondary school mechanics. 2. Kinematics of straightforward motion (position, velocity, acceleration). 3. Kinematics of curvilinear motion (position, velocity, acceleration, tangent and normal acceleration, charasteristics of trajectories). 4. Dynamics of a particle, Newton laws in inertial and non-inertial reference frames . 5. Complex problems of mechanics. 6. Work, mechanical energy, energy considerations in solving mechanical problems. 7. Motion of rigid bodies: impulse theorems, conservation laws. 8. Static equilibrum of liquids. 9. Dynamics of ideal and viscous liquids. 10. Revision: problems of secondary school thermal physics. 11. Temperature and its measurement. 12. Heat exchange, heat capacities, calorimetry. 13. Molecular-kinetic theory of gases. 14. Thermal properties of matter. Phase transitions.
    required literature
  • MUSILOVÁ, Jana. Mechanika (Mechanics). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2022. Elportál. ISBN 978-80-280-0132-2. html PURL url info
  • MUSILOVÁ, Jana. Mechanika (Mechanics). 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2022. ISBN 978-80-280-0091-2. info
    recommended literature
  • ČERNÝ, Miroslav, Petr DUB, Jiří KOMRSKA, Michal LENC, Bohumila LENCOVÁ, Miroslav LIŠKA, Jana MUSILOVÁ, Pavla MUSILOVÁ, Jan OBDRŽÁLEK, Jiří PETRÁČEK, Jiří SPOUSTA and Marian ŠTRUNC. Fundamentals of Physics extended (D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker). Druhé přepracované vydání. Brno, ČR: Vysoké učení technické v Brně - Nakladatelství VUTIUM, 2013. 1333 pp. ISBN 978-80-214-4123-1. info
Teaching methods
seminar, exercise
Assessment methods
3 written tests during the semester (50% score required), activity
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, autumn 2021.
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