Course: Electricity, magnetism and wave motion

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Course title Electricity, magnetism and wave motion
Course code AUEM/A2EMV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 7
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Elisek Petr, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Smolka Petr, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Vašková Hana, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Krbeček Michal, Ing.
  • Křesálek Vojtěch, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Goňa Stanislav, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- Electrostatic field and its characterization Coulomb's law, electric field strength, field of a point charge and distributed charges, Gauss law, potential energy , potential, voltage, work of the electric field. - Electrostatic field in real environments Molecular and atomic view of the interaction of matter with the electric field. Polarization. Susceptibility. - Electrostatic field energy Electric capacity, capacity of typical geometries ? plates, sphere, coax, properties of capacitors, energy accumulated in electric field. - Electric current Current density and its microscopic origin, Ohm's law in differential form, Ohm's law in integral form, rezistors and their real properties, electromotive force, Ohm's law for closed circuits. - Kirchhoffov's laws Kirchhoffov's laws for dc currents. Energy in dc circuits and ist transport. Efficiency of transport source-load. - Magnetic field and ist charcterization Magnetic field due to moving charges, currents and elemetnal particles.Magnetic force on moving charge and current element. Biot-Savart law. Ampere law . - Magnetic field in real environments Molecular and atomic view of the interaction of matter with the magnetic field, magnetization currents, magnetization, magnetic susceptibility, energy of the magnetic field, magnetic flux, self and mutual inductance. - Electromagnetic fields Faraday's law of electromagnetic induction, Ampere-Maxwell law, selfinductance, energy of electromagnetic fields, Maxwell's equations. - Harmonic oscillator Restoring force, simple harmonic oscillator, description of harmonic motion, angular frequency, energy of harmonic oscillator. - Damped and forced oscillations Dissipative and driving forces, damped oscillations, forced oscillations, resonance. Combination of oscillations in parallel and perpendicular directions. - Waves Longitudinal and transverse waves, parameters of waves, energy and momentum of wave motion, - Adding and interference Coherence conditions, adding waves in the same direction : parallel waves, perpendicular waves, adding waves in the opposite direction: standing waves, - Electromagnetic waves Wave equation of electromagnetic wave, basic properties of electromagnetic wave, Poynting vector. - Physical optics Condition of coherence for electromagnetic waves, examples of the elements of physical optics ? diffraction, interference and polarization.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Activating (Simulation, games, dramatization)
  • Home preparation for classes - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course deals with the basis of Electricity and Magnetism, Oscillations and Waves and Physical Optics with the reference to their application in information-communication technologies. The subject matter of the lecture - delivered by LMS (Learning management system) system Moodle - is supplemented by remote experiments, simulation applets and films. The seminaries take place in a computer classroom. The unique computer - based laboratory, covers the subject matter by twelve experiments. The part of the subject is the project, where students strengthen the acquainted knowledge by studying remote experiments or simulation applets with scientific methods.
Student acquires by passing the subject computer skills: search for information, text and graphs editing, simple calculations using math processor.
Basic knowledge of secondary school math.

Assessment methods and criteria
Analysis of educational material

Obligatory attendence at exercises, missing attendence must be covered by extra exercise, Obligatory attendence at laboratory work, missing attendence must be made up for.Written seminary work, Project work.The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Elektřina kolem nás. Praha : Albatros, 1985.
  • Fyzika. Praha : SNTL, 1977.
  • Fyzika. Praha : SNTL, 1981.
  • Fyzika. Praha : SNTL, 1982.
  • Hyperphysics (
  • Optika a atomová fyzika - I. Optika. Praha : SPN, 1961.
  • PhET - Physics Education Technology. University of Colorado.
  • Základy fyziky. Bratislava : VEDA, 1980.
  • FEYMANN, LEIGHTON, SANDS. Přednášky z fyziky s řešenými příklady. Havlíčkův Brod : Fragment, 2000.
  • Halliday, David. Fyzika : vysokoškolská učebnice obecné fyziky. Vyd. 1. Brno : Vutium, 2000. ISBN 8021418699.
  • Halliday, R., Resnick, J., Walker, J. Fundamentals of Physics, 8th Edition. Willey, 2008. ISBN 978-0-471-75801-3.
  • Christian, W., Belloni, M. Physlet Physics: Interactive Illustrations, Explorations, and Problems for Introductory Physics, publ.Davidson Davidson books, 2003.
  • Schauer, F., Krempaský, J. Fyzika I. Zlín, 2004.

Study plans that include the course
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