Course detail

General Physics I (Mechanics and Molecular Physics)

FSI-TF1Acad. year: 2020/2021

Mechanics and molecular physics is the introductory discipline of most university courses of general physics. Such its role is determined by its illustrativity and accessibility to human senous perceiving. The course is devoted to students of biophysics, applied physics and physical engineering.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Review of units of the physical quantities, manipulation with equations that contain physical quantities. Knowledge of the definitions, laws and conditions of theirs validity in the areas specified in curriculum. The dominant aim of the course is development of the skills to solve the physical and technical problems and formation
of the technically-physical thinking and the ability to apply the physical results in other disciplines.


Secondary school knowledge and skills of mathematics and physics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

HALLIDAY, D. - RESNICK, R. - Walker, J.: Fyzika, VUTIUM, Brno 2001
HALLIDAY, D. - RESNICK, R. - Walker, J.: Fundamentals of Physics, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1997
FEYNMAN, R.P.-LEIGHTON, R.B.-SANDS, M.: Feynmanovy přednášky z fyziky, Fragment, 2001
FEYNMAN, R.P.-LEIGHTON, R.B.-SANDS, M.: Feynmanovy přednášky z fyziky, Fragment, 2001
KVASNICA, J. a kol.: Mechanika,
HORÁK, Z. - KRUPKA, F.: Fyzika, SNTL, Praha 1976
HANDLÍŘOVÁ, B. a kol.: Konzultační cvičení I a II, Vydavatelství MU Brno, 1996

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Knowledge of basic physical quantities for description of classical mechanics on the university course level. The exam is oral and written.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The two main goals are followed:
* To present to students the problems and methods of classical mechanics on the university course
level, including the adequately economical mathematical calculus.
* By the practical teaching of such illustrative and accessible discipline, and especially by demonstration experiments, to introduce students into procedures and methods of physics.

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

The presence on the seminars, which are stated in the timetable, is checked by teacher. The teacher specifies the form and the date of the compensation of the missing lessons.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-FIN-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Experiment in physics.
Motion of a mass particle.
Motion in varoius reference frames.
Laws of motion in mechanics.
Equations of motion and their solutions.
Work and kinetical energy.
Potential energy, conservation of mechanical energy.
Motion of particle systems.
Motion of rigid bodies.
Mechanics of liquids-equilibrum.
Motion of liquids.
Macroscopical description of many particle systems.
Fundamentals of thermodynamics.
Fundamentals of kinetic theory of gases.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Solving of the problems and excercises defined in the lectures.


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