516-0214/01 – Physics for Civil Engineering Laboratory (SFM)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits2
Subject guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr AlexaSubject version guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation2015/2016
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ALE02 Doc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
HEN06 RNDr. Ing. Aleš Hendrych, Ph.D.
KAD06 Mgr. Miroslava Kadulová, Ph.D.
TRO70 Mgr. Jana Trojková, 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


Předmět navazuje na předmět Fyzika. Účelem je upevnit a doplnit znalosti základů fyziky v aplikační oblasti. Hlavním cílem je získat teoretické základy měření a praktické návyky pro fyzikální a technická měření. Soubor měřených úloh je volen tak, aby zahrnoval měření základních fyzikálních veličin z mechaniky, termodynamiky, elektřiny, magnetismu, optiky a jaderné fyziky s potenciálními aplikacemi ve stavební praxi.

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


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

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2015/2016 (B3607) Civil Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B3607) Civil Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B3607) Civil Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

2015/2016 Winter
2014/2015 Winter
2013/2014 Winter