Course detail

Physical Laboratory II

FSI-TR2Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course is intended as an introduction to base measurement techniques, to an experiment preparation and data processing. It familiarises students with the measurement of advanced experiments from the area of electromagnetic field, geomagnetism, geometrical and wave optics.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be made familiar with principles of measuring systems, measuring of the physical quantities and data evaluation. This process is based on individual experimental work with the selected experimental apparatus.


Knowledge from the area of the electric current conductivity in metals and semiconductors, basic equations of the geometrical optics, description of the interference.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KUČÍRKOVÁ, A. - NAVRÁTIL, K.: Fyzikální měření I
Kučírková, A. - Navrátil, K.: Fyzikální měření. I.SPN Praha, 1986.
CHUDOBA, T. - JANČA, J. - KAPIČKA, V. - SODOMKA, L.: Fyzikální praktikum III
Halliday,D. - Resnick,R. - Walker,J.: Fyzika. VUTIUM, 2000.
BROŽ, J. a kol. : Základy fyzikálního měření
HUMLÍČEK, J.: Statistické zpracování výsledků měření
Pánek P.: Úvod do fyzikálního měření, skriptum MU Brno

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Each student has to write tests and reports of his/her measured results from all twelve seminars.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The main aim of the course is to teach students how to independently carry out measurements of the basic physical phenomena, to process measured data, to calculate measurement errors and to discuss them. Students will be acquainted with the function principles of the basic measurement equipments.

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

Attendance at seminars is checked by teacher. Absence may be compensated for by the agreement with teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-FIN-P Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Graduation of galvanometer.
Damped oscillations of the galvanometer.
Characteristics of nonlinear elements. Principle of voltage amplifier.
Electromotive force by the potentiometer.
Resistance measurement by the bridge methods.
Distribution of equipotential lines in electrostatic field.
Temperature dependence of ion mobility.
Measurement of the diode characteristics.
Measurement of horizontal component of geomagnetic field strength.
Graduation of thermocouples.
Calibration of ampere-meter.
Study of oscillations of coupled oscillators. Ohm's law for quasi-steady currents.
Measurement of half-width of transmittance filter by the method of Fourier spectroscopy.