Course: Physics around us

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Course title Physics around us
Course code KFY/FKN
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Erhart Jiří, prof. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Atoms and molekules, matter structure, crystals and their properties. 2. Phenomena on surfaces and interfaces. 3. Mechanical waves in solids, sound, ultrasound. 4. Fluids, pressure in fluids and gasses. 5. Phases of matter and their transformations. 6. Shape memory. 7. Electricity, electrostatic induction. 8. Piezoelectricity. 9. Pyroelectricity and ferroelectricity. 10. Electromagetic induction. 11. Magnetism in matter, permanent magnets, 12. Electromagnetic radiation. 13. Light and its properties. 14. Final remarks and public debate.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 8 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Present and explain physics from everyday life.
Attendants should understand physics in everyday life.
Phundamentals of physics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Practical demonstration of acquired skills

Presentation of physics phenomena from everyday life. Distant education - Tutorials are on-line in Google Meet using
Recommended literature
  • BLOOMFIELD, L. A. How things work, The Physics of everyday life. 2008. ISBN 978-0-470-22399-4.
  • KRAUS, I. Fyzikové ve službách průmyslové revoluce. Praha, 2012. ISBN 978-80-200-2087-1.
  • KRAUS, I. Století fyzikálních objevů. Praha, 2014. ISBN 978-80-200-2373-5.
  • NAHODIL, J. Sbírka úloh z fyziky kolem nás.. Praha, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7196-409-4.
  • ŠOFR, R., VLACH, M., DROZD, Z. Rande s fyzikou. Praha, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7404-150-1.
  • ŠTOLL, I. Dějiny fyziky. Praha, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7196-375-2.

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