Physics for Engineers

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Course Unit Code480-8030/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
HLA58doc. Ing. Irena Hlaváčová, Ph.D.
UHL72Mgr. Radim Uhlář, Ph.D.
This subject introduces students to selected parts of modern physics, with emphasis on the comparison of classical, relativistic and quantum mechanics. Engineering physics is also focused on thermodynamics, atomic and nuclear physics and behavior of elementary particles. Mathematical knowledge is based on vector algebra and differential calculus.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Analyze chosen physical phenomena
Combine knowledge from classical and modern physics
Summarize knowledge and experiences
Interpret knowledge in term of solving of the practice problems
Course Contents
1. CLASSICAL MECHANICS: mechanics of the particles – curvilinear motion kinematics and dynamics
2. CLASSICAL MECHANICS: equations of motion described by partial differential equations
mechanics of the rigid objects (location of center of gravity, moment of inertia)
4. CLASSICAL MECHANICS: Simple harmonic motion (mechanical oscillator, simple physical and mathematical pendulum, damped and forced oscillations, resonance)
5. CLASSICAL MECHANICS: Mechanical waves, Doppler effect
6. RELATIVISTIC MECHANICS: Einstein´s principle of Relativity, Lorentz transformation equations, Kinematic and dynamic fundamentals in relativity
Thermodynamics laws, Phase transitions, Thermal transmittance
Heat transfer, thermal radiation of substances, partical behavior of electromagnetic waves
9. QUANTUM MECHANICS: Photoelectric effect, X-ray radiation, Compton scattering
Wave properties of microparticles, Bohr´s postulates, Bohr atom model of hydrogen atom, quantum numbers, Models of Solids and Semiconductors
11. ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS: Composition and binding energy of atomic nuclei
Radioactive decay of nuclei Laws of conservation in nuclear reactions
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
HALLIDAY, D., RESNICK, R. WALKER, J.: Fundamentals of physics, 9th ed., extended. - Hoboken: Wiley 2011, ISBN 978-0-470-46908-8 (váz.)
1. HALLIDAY, D., RESNICK, R. WALKER, J.: Fyzika 1. - 5. díl, Vyd. 1., Praha: Vutium a Prometheus, 2001
2. HLAVÁČOVÁ, I.: Inženýrská fyzika. Elektronická skripta.
Recommended Reading:
MUKHERJI, U.: Engineering physics, 2nd ed., Oxford: Alpha Science International, 2007, xviii, 414 s.: il. ISBN: 978-1-84265-285-5 (váz.)

JONES, E.R, CHILDERS, R.L.: Contemporary college physics, Addison-Wesley, c1990, xix, 930, [26] s. : il. ISBN: 0-201-11951-X (váz.)

HAJKO, V.: Fyzika v príkladoch, ALFA Bratislava, 1982, 3.vydání

Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit30 16
        ExaminationExamination70 (70)23
                vstupní testOther task type10 6
                písemná zkouškaWritten test16 0
                teorieOral examination44 17