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Code: 36098
ECTS: 6.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. Marko Tomislav Cvitaš
Lecturers: Domagoj Božan , mag. - Seminar

Domagoj Božan , mag. - Exercises
Take exam: Studomat
English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Exercises 30
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
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;
Learning ability:
- 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.
  1. H. D. Young, R. A. Freedman, Sears and Zemansky's University Physics, Addison-Wesley
  2. M. Browne: Schaum's Outline of Physics for Engineering and Science, 3. izdanje McGraw-Hill, 2013 ili ranija izdanja
  3. B. Mikuličić, E. Vernić: Zbirke zadataka iz fizike,
  4. E. Hecht: Schaum's Outline of College Physics, 11. izdanje McGraw-Hill 2012 ili ranija izdanja
2. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Molecular Biology
Consultations schedule: