516-1005/01 – Preparation and Evaluation of Experiments (PVE)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits2
Subject guarantorprof. RNDr. Richard Dvorský, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. RNDr. Richard Dvorský, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2015/2016
Intended for the facultiesUSPIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DVO54 prof. RNDr. Richard Dvorský, Ph.D.
MAN0035 Ing. Pavel Mančík
SVO401 Ing. Ladislav Svoboda, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 1+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To identify, name and reproduce the general problems of measurement. To explain important rules of the measurement process, the theory of uncertainty, errors and data processing. To demonstrate the ability to apply the acquired knowledge in the above mentioned areas in practice. To demonstrate the ability to analyze the substantiality of the problem. To demonstrate the ability to summarize the key parameters of the problem. To summarize the technical possibilities of solving the problem and identify the boundaries of applicability of different methods of measurement.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


Laboratory practice with application of selected characterization methods according to outline of practice.

Compulsory literature:

Dvorský, R., Foukal, J.: Fyzikální měření (výběr) , VŠB-TU Ostrava 2007, ISBN 978-80-248-1321-9 Halliday, D., Resnick, R. Walker, J.: Fyzika. Vyd. 1., Praha: Vutium a Prometheus, 2001. Chudý, V., Palenčár, R., Kureková, E., Halaj, M.: Meranie technických veličín. Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislavě, 1999.

Recommended literature:

Dokument EAL-R2/1997, Český institut pro akreditaci Brož, J.: Základy fyzikálních měření. SPN, Praha, 1999. Horák, Z.: Praktická fyzika. SNTL, Praha, 1958. http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/background.html http://www.converter.cz/jednotky.htm http://www.cmi.cz/index.php?lang=1

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Systematic individual work is necessary.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Theory of measurement of physical quantities: the reproducibility of the measurement results as the basis of the scientific method. Measurement as a process of comparison. Measuring units - SI system of units. Calibration and certification 2. Measurement uncertainty: the result of the measurement, the measurement error and the real value. The uncertainty of the measurement outcome. Statistical standard uncertainty (type A). Systematic standard uncertainty (type B). The combined standard uncertainty. Expanded uncertainty increases the reliability of measurement results. Covariance law and Gauss' law of propagation of uncertainty in indirect measurements. Functional dependencies – the band of confidence . Rules for rounding off and numerical formulation of the measurement result. Reliability and validity of measurement results. 3. Direct measurement parameters: a measurement of length, angle, volume, time, weight, temperature , pressure, electric voltage. 4. Scheme of the experiment: experimental design. General formats of graphs of physical dependencies. Realization of the experiment. The record of direct measurements - data table format. Evaluation and analysis of experimental results. Publication of the results of an experiment (necessary components of a laboratory report). Sample laboratory report.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester, validity until: 2015/2016 Summer semester)
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Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
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2015/2016 (B3968) Applied Sciences and Technologies (3901R076) Applied Sciences and Technologies P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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