Course: General Physics II.

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Course title General Physics II.
Course code UFY/OFY2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Straňák Vítězslav, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Adamec František, RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Content of lectures: IX. Magnetism Origin of magnetic field, Magnetic field (magnetic induction), Magnetic force on moving charged particle, Magnetic dipole, Magnetic field due to electric current, Ampere's law, Biot - Savart law, Solenoid. Magnetic induction, Faraday's law, Lenz's law, Induced electric field, Inductance, Self induction, RL circuit, Energy stored in magnetic field, Mutual induction. X. Electromagnetic Oscillations and Alternating Current LC oscillations, RLC oscillations, Damped oscillation in RLC circuit, Alternating current, Forced RLC oscillation, Parallel and series RLC circuit, Power in alternating current circuit, Transformer. XI. Magnetism of Matter Magnetism and electrons, Magnetic materials, Diamagnetism, Paramagnetism and Feromagnetism. XII. Electromagnetic wave Electromagnetic wave spectrum, Traveling electromagnetic wave, Energy transport -Poynting vector, radiation pressure, Light, Chromatic dispersion, Polarization, Reflection and Refraction of electromagnetic waves, Light in anisotropic matter. XIII. Optics Images from plane, spherical reflecting and refracting surfaces, Spherical refractive surface, Magnification, Lens and mirror equations, thin lenses, Optical aberrations, Optical instruments. XIV. Interference and Difraction Mathematics of interference. Double slit experiment, intensity in double slit interference, Coherence, Interference from thin layer. Difraction and wave theory of light, Diffraction by single slit, circular aperture, diffraction grating, dispersion and resolving power. XV. Fundamentals of quantum and nuclear physics Fundamental experiments of quantum mechanics history, Photon, Compton scattering, wave particle duality, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Wave function, Operators, Schrödinger wave equation, Probability interpretation of the wave function, Simple quantum mechanics problem, Quantum tunneling, Orbitals, Hydrogen atom, Spin momentum, Angular momentum and magnetism, Periodic table, Light and matter, Atomic spectra, Lasers, Conduction of electricity in Solids, Semiconductors, Basics of nuclear physics, Nuclear particles, Nucleus, Radioactive decays, Ionizing radiation, Energy from nucleus. Content of practicals: To teach the students so as to achieve an understanding of fundamental concepts of physics. Provide the basic training preparing students to become competent to use knowledge of physics in chemistry.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is following the previous General Physics I and aims at the basics of magnetism, optics, atomic and nuclear physics. The aim is to develop a complex knowledge transfer into another fields of the study branch. Furthermore, consolidation of already gained knowledge of applied mathematics and general physics is expected, too.
Students will get basic knowledge of magnetism, optics, atomic and nuclear physics. He / she will be able to solve simple practical problems and numerical examples. Student will be theoretically prepared for another related subjects .
basic knowledge of mathematics, knowledge of general physics I

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Understanding of the topic within the frame given by the plan. Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: credit: attendance of seminars, min 75%, passing the test to min 60%. exam: passing the test min 75%, proof of knowledge at the oral exam min 75%.
Recommended literature
  • Feynmanovy přednášky z fyziky 1,2,3, R. P. Feynman, R.B. Leighton, M. Sands, Nakladatelství Fragment.
  • Fyzika-Vysokoškolská učebnice obecné fyziky, D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker, Nakladatelství VUTIUM Brno.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Chemistry (1) Category: Chemistry courses 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer