516-0411/02 – Principles of Physics (ZF)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Ondřej Životský, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2007/2008Year of cancellation2007/2008
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CIP10 doc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.
HLU03 doc. RNDr. Petr Hlubina, CSc.
POS40 doc. Dr. Mgr. Kamil Postava
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+2
Part-time Credit 0+10

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;

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:


Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation Credit 100 (100) 51
        Written exam Written test 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation Credit 100 (100) 50
        Written exam Written test 100  50
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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