480-2090/02 – Practical Exercises of Physics III and IV (LCFIII)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits3
Subject guarantorMgr. Radim Uhlář, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorMgr. Jana Trojková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMT, FEI, USPIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CIP10 doc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.
UHL72 Mgr. Radim Uhlář, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 0+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Illustrate the achieved theoretical knowledge in modern physics with its practical applications Make the students acquainted with the operation of basic experimental apparatuses used in optics and modern physics Apply the simple statistical methods of measurement processing and evaluation

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The practicals follow the theoretical subjects called Physics III and Physics IV, devoted to optics and the introduction to modern physics, and supply the basic practical exercises. Attention is paid to the experiments demonstrating wide range of light phenomena – geometrical as well as wave optics, polarization of light and quantization of its energy. It also includes the fundamental experiments from atomic and nuclear physics. Not only the measurement realization itself, but also its correct processing and evaluation is emphasized.

Compulsory literature:

KIRKUP L., FRENKEL R. B.: An Introduction to Uncertainty in Measurement, Cambridge University Press, 2006, ISBN-13:9780521605793 | ISBN-10:0521605792 or KIRKUP L.: Data Analysis with Excel®, Cambridge University Press, 2002, ISBN-13:9780521797375 | ISBN-10:0521797373.

Recommended literature:

BEISER A.: Perspectives of Modern Physics, McGraw-Hill, New York 1969; SALEH, B. E. A., TEICH, M. C., Fundamentals of Photonics, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 1991; JENKINS, F. A., WHITE, H. E., Fundamentals of optics, 4th ed. McGraw-Hill, 1981.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Evaluation of work in laboratory and 10 reports on the measurements.



Other requirements

Systematic individual work prior to and after the laboratory lessons is necessary.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Refractive index, refractometry, dispersion of light 2. Reflection on a plane surface (Fresnel equations) 3. The optical parameters of imaging systems (lenses, microscope) 4. The optics of anisotropic media (polarization) 5. The study of light diffraction on the grid, slit, doubleslit, wire, edge, circular aperture 6. Measurements on the Michelson interferometer 7. Balmer series and measuring the wavelength of the accelerated electrons by means of diffraction on a polycrystal 8. Measuring the Planck's constant on the basis of photoelectric effect 9. Franck - Hertz experiment with mercury and neon, 10. Study of properties of solids using X-rays

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Measurement and processing of 10 tasks.

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2020/2021 (B3942) Nanotechnology (3942R001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B3942) Nanotechnology (3942R001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B3942) Nanotechnology (3942R001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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