Course detail

Seminar of Physics

FEKT-KFYSAcad. year: 2018/2019

The subject deals with revision of basis of particle mechanics which are subsequently used in study of forces acting in electric and magnetic fields. The part of subject is devoted to electric field.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Graduates in the subject know
basic principles and laws of mechanics, electricity and magnetism on secondary school level.
Graduates in the subject are able to
explain basic principles and laws of mechanics, electricity and magnetism,
describe how the subject Physics 1 extends the secondary school knowledge,
apply basic laws of mechanics to simple motion of particles,
apply laws of electricity and magnetism in simple electric circuits.


The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


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Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. Course is teaching by means seninar excercises. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

For the course-unit credit it is necessary to attend seminars. Excused seminars can be made up by homework.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction. Physical quantities. SI units. Introduction to vector algebra.
2. Kinematics; velocity, acceleration, rectilinear motion, curvilinear motions.
3.-4. Momentum, force, Newton`s laws of motion,.
5. Dynamics 2; Impulse of force, work, energy, power, efficiency. Torque.
6.-7. Electricity 1; Electric charge. Coulomb`s law, Electric fields, electric field intensity. Gauss’ law.
8. Electricity 2; Electric potential and voltage. Capacitance, capacitors in parallel and in series. Electric current, electric resistance, resistors in parallel and in series.
9.-10. Magnetism 1; Origin of magnetic field, comparison with origin of electric field, magnetic field induction.
11.-12. Magnetism 2; Magnetic field of due to a current, magnetic force on a charged particle, magnetic force on a current-carrying wire. Electromagnetic induction.
13. Final test, revision.


The goal of the course is to supplement and to extend secondary school knowledge of physics necessary for study of the course Physics 1. The subject has supplementary features. Contents of seminars correspond to the lectures of Physics 1. It will help graduates of practical secondary schools to understand more difficult parts of this subject.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The attendance in seminars is controlled. The forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-BK Bachelor's

    branch BK-AMT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-EST , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-MET , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-SEE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-TLI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, general knowledge

Type of course unit


Fundamentals seminar

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer