480-8250/01 – Physics for Civil Engineering Laboratory (SFM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits2
Subject guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr AlexaSubject version guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ALE02 Doc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
POL142 Ing. Lucie Gembalová, Ph.D.
KAN0144 Ing. Roman Kaňok
BEZ0059 Ing. Iva Tkáčová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 0+2
Part-time Graded credit 0+12

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Illustrate the achieved theoretical knowledge in physics with its practical applications, especially in civil engineering. Make the students acquainted with the operation of basic experimental apparatuses. Enable to measure selected physical quantities, compute dependent quantities and apply the simple statistical methods of measurement processing and evaluation. Critically compare computed results with the tabulated ones or results determined by other methods.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The subject follows physics lectures with the aim of deepening of basic physics knowledge in practical applications, especially in building physics.

Compulsory literature:

KIRKUP L., FRENKEL R. B.: An Introduction to Uncertainty in Measurement, Cambridge University Press, 2006, ISBN-13:9780521605793 | ISBN-10:0521605792

Recommended literature:

KIRKUP L.: Data Analysis with Excel®, Cambridge University Press, 2002, ISBN-13:9780521797375 | ISBN-10:0521797373.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written reports from measurements, test on uncertainties.


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:

I.Introduction to physical measurement and its processing II. Practical measurements and their evaluation: 1. Young modulus: rod deflection 2. Thermal heat conductivity 3. Frequency measurement based on beats 4. Speed of sound 5. Surface tension 6. Specific heat capacity 7. Luminous intensity, flux and efficiency 8. Emissivity and thermal radiation measurement 9. Photoelectric effect: Electron work function 10. Radioactive radiation: intensity and absorption

Conditions for subject completion

Part-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:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B3607) Civil Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B3607) Civil Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B3607) Civil Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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