Course detail

Seminar of Physics

FEKT-BPA-FYSAcad. year: 2022/2023

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 main part of subject is devoted to electric and magnetic fields and comparison of secondary school approach with that of the course Physics 1.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

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.

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 75% of seminars and to obtain at least a 50% score from final control test.

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.

Work placements

Not applicable.


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. 25% absence is tolerated.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPA-ELE Bachelor's

    specialization BPA-ECT , any year of study, winter semester, elective
    specialization BPA-PSA , any year of study, winter semester, elective

Type of course unit


Fundamentals seminar

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Introduction. Physical quantity. SI base units. Introduction into vector algebra.
Kinematics; velocity, acceleration, rectilinear motion.
Kinematics; motions in homogeneous gravity, curvilinear motions.
Dynamics; Newton`s laws of motion, force, momentum, impulse of force, work.
Dynamics; energy, power, efficiency. Moment of force.
Electrostatic fields; electric charge, Coulomb`s law, electric field intensity,
Electrostatic fields; electric potential and electric potential difference. Electric capacity.
Electric current. Ohm