Course objectives are acquiring theoretical and experimental knowledge in the basics of mechanics and physics of fluids, electricity and thermodynamics; development of operational knowledge from different methods of problem solving numerical assignments; adapting real problems to a specific physical model and defining relevant equations of the system.
Knowledge and understanding:
- to demonstrate the knowledge of basic laws of physics, which includes mechanics, electromagnetism, and thermodynamics;
Application of knowledge and understanding:
- to develop the approach which enables defining a model or recognise and apply an existing model to find a solution for a specific physical problem;
- to recognise an analogy of different situations and usage of known solutions to solve new problems;
- independently use technical literature and other relevant sources of information.
1. week: Physical quantities, dimensions and units. Mathematical tools.
2. week: Coordinate systems. Description of motion: velocity and acceleration. Examples of simple motion.
3. week: Newton's laws. Forces diagram and equation of motion.
4. week: Forces: gravitational, electric, magnetic, elastic and friction.
5. week: Examples: hanging body, body pulling, slope, motion in a fluid, motion of charge in a homogeneous electric and magnetic field.
6. week: Relativity of motion. Inertial systems. Non-inertial systems. Fictitious forces.
7. week: Work, kinetic and potential energy. Power.
8. week: Laws of conservation of energy, impulse and angular momentum. Collisions.
9. week: Harmonic oscillator: definition and basic examples.
10. week: Electric field and potential. Current, resistance, work and power.
11. week: Electric conductivity. Electromagnetic induction. Magnetic properties of materials.
12. week: Basic laws of thermodynamics, isotherm, isovolumetric, isobaric and adiabatic changes, Carnot's process, entropy.
13. week: Optical lattice. Spectrometers. Polarisation of light. Law of black-body radiation. Interference and refraction of light. Diffraction of electrons. Dual nature of particles.
14. week: Atomic and nuclear physics; Bohr's model of hydrogen atom. Spectra. Photoelectric effect.
15. week: Natural and artificial radioactivity. Detection of radiation.
- M. S. Grbić: Skripta Fizika; dostupna na Merlinoovj stranici e-kolegija
- H. D. Young, R. A. Freedman, Sears and Zemansky's University Physics, Addison-Wesley
- M. Browne: Schaum's Outline of Physics for Engineering and Science, 3. izdanje McGraw-Hill, 2013 ili ranija izdanja
- Varićak, Marković, Kranjc, Turk: Zadaci iz fizike
- B. Mikuličić, E. Vernić: Zbirke zadataka iz fizike,
- E. Hecht: Schaum's Outline of College Physics, 11. izdanje McGraw-Hill 2012 ili ranija izdanja