Course detail

Physical Laboratory II

FSI-TR2Acad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

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

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Each student has to write tests and reports of his/her measured results from all twelve seminars.
Attendance at seminars is checked by teacher. Absence may be compensated for by the agreement with teacher.


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.
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.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Kučírková, A. - Navrátil, K.: Fyzikální měření. I.SPN Praha, 1986.
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

Recommended reading

KUČÍRKOVÁ, A. - NAVRÁTIL, K.: Fyzikální měření I
CHUDOBA, T. - JANČA, J. - KAPIČKA, V. - SODOMKA, L.: Fyzikální praktikum III


Classification of course in study plans

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