516-0411 – Principles of Physics (ZF)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of Physics
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Ondřej Životský, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
516-0411/01 1999/2000 2015/2016 2
516-0411/02 2007/2008 2007/2008 2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Repeat the basic knowledge from grammar school physics Define and characterize the basic physical principles and laws Solve the simple exercises and discuss their results

Teaching methods



This course is designed to help the first-year students improve their understanding of fundamental principles of physics. After the introduction of the scientific approach to understanding nature, the role of measurement and basic units, it is mainly focused on the topics of mechanics of particle-like bodies, statics of rigid bodies and simple mechanics of fluids. The significance of conservation laws in physics is pointed out.

Compulsory literature:

Halliday D., Resnick R., Walker J.: Fundamentals of Physics, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 1997; Trojková J., Preliminary Course in Physics (CV500 701H/1104);

Recommended literature:

Feynman R.P., Leighton R.B., Sands M.: The Feynman lectures on physics, Vol. 1., Addison-Wesley 1966;


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.