Course detail

Physical Laboratory III

FSI-TR3Acad. year: 2023/2024

The course proceeds knowledge and experience of students gained in Physical laboratories I course and Physical laboratories II course.
The course is intended as a practical introduction to the measurement of advanced topics from the field of electricity, magnetism, electrical engineering, optoelectronics, nuclear physics, vacuum physics, semiconductor physics and spectroscopy.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

General physics II (electricity and magnetism). Students are expected to have the following knowledge and skills when they begin the course: a) mathematics: ability to solve mathematical problems up to the level of differential and integral equations, b) physics: active solution of problems in fields of electromagnetism, solid-state physics and statistical physics. Ability to compile a mathematical description of physical problems.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Each student will work out a report regarding his/her results and measurement related to each twelve missions. The reports are evaluated by course leader. Graded-course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having achieved at least three quarters of the maximum number of points. Student’s knowledge are checked by entrance communication with course leader. Student with deficient level of knowledge will be expel from the laboratory and his name marked in the list of results. In this way the number of marked expels is registered and certainly limited.
Attendance at laboratories is monitored by teacher. Missed lesson may be compensated by the agreement with the teacher. There will be a space booked for the completion of the missing and defective measurements at the middle and end of the course.


The aim of the cource is to practice and deepen basic principles of modern physics. The process is based on individual experimental work with the selected experimental apparatus.
Ability to practically use basic physical principles to explain behaviour of different systems. Students will receive practical skills when detecting particle beams and measuring their parameters. They will master the theory of spectroscopic methods, measurement of semiconductor characteristics, as well as diffraction of electromagnetic waves.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

S. Průša: Materiály pro přípravu k Fyzikálnímu praktiku III. Elektronický studijní text, Brno 2016.
Halliday,D., Resnick,R., Walker,J.: Fyzika. VUTIUM, 2014

Recommended reading

KUČÍRKOVÁ, A. - NAVRÁTIL, K.: Fyzikální měření I

Classification of course in study plans

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

Type of course unit


Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Specific charge of the electron (Electron movement in magnetic field).
Stefan-Boltzmann's law of radiation (Black body radiation).
Excitation energy of free Ne atoms (Franck-Hertz experiment with Neon).
Feromagnetic hysteresis (Hysteresis curve).
Electron diffraction (difraction of the electron in the graphite).
Line emission spectra (One electron and two electron spectra).
Photoelectric effect (evaluation of the Planck's constant).
Sollar cell characteristics (optimalisation of the gained energy).
Elementary charge (Millikan experiment).
Hall effect in semiconductor (evaluation of the magnetic field).