480-8110/01 – Physics I - Mechanics and Molecular Physics (FYI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFS, USP, FMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CIP10 doc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.
HRA01 Mgr. Ing. Kamila Hrabovská, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Provide the summary of basic physical facts about particles, solid bodies and their interactions. Collect the basic principles and laws of the selected parts of the classical physics (mechanics, introduction to molecular physics, kinetic theory of gases and thermal phenomena). To show how to solve simple and more complicated problems and discuss the results.

Teaching methods



Physics I is the first part of the basic physics course that provides comprehensive overview of basic knowledge about particles, solid bodies and their interaction. The course covers the mechanics of particles and rigid bodies, mechanical oscillations and waves, introduction to molecular and thermal physics.

Compulsory literature:

HALLIDAY, D., RESNICK, R., WALKER, J.: Fundamentals of Physics, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 9th ed., 2010, ISBN-13 978-0470547922 TIPLER, P., A., MOSCA, G., P.: Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, W. H. Freeman, 6th ed., 2007, ISBN-13 978-1429202657

Recommended literature:

PAIN, H., J.: The physics of vibrations and waves, 6th ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2005, ISBN-13 978-0470012963 SANDS, M., FEYNMAN, R., LEIGHTON, R.: The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol. 1, Basic Books, 2011, ISBN-13 978-0465024933

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

2 written credit tests during the semester and a separate solution of assigned tasks


no e-learning available

Other requirements

systematic out-of-class preparation for lectures required


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Single particle motion: kinematic description, translation and rotation. 2. Dynamics and forces: Newton's laws, work and energy in mechanics. 3. Mechanics of rigid bodies: mass center, transltion, rotation and compound motions. 4. Impulse, momentum and collisions, Steiner's theorem. 5. Mechanical oscillations: free oscillations, damped and forced oscillations, superposition of oscillations. 6. Traveling and standing mechanical waves, wave equation, mechanical waves in three dimensions, interference phenomena. 7. Introduction to accoustic phenomena. 8. Introduction to mechanics ideal fluid: Pascal's law, hydrostatic pressure, Bernouli's equation and continuity equation 9. Fundamentals of molecular phenomena: introduction to physics of thermal phenomena 10. Basics of heat transfer 11. Kinetic theory of gases: equation of state for ideal gas, simple model of real gas. 12. Reversible phenomena in ideal gases, the entropy concept. 13. Lagrange and Hamilton equations.

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
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40 (40) 20
                Written test 1 Written test 20  10
                Written test 2 Written test 20  10
        Examination Examination 60 (60) 31
                Written exam Written examination 30  16
                Oral exam Oral examination 30  15
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: compulsory seminars - max 3 absences with leave

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