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Code: 36208
ECTS: 6.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Dalibor Paar
Lecturers: Lucija Tomašić , mag. phys. - Practicum
Take exam: Studomat
English level:


In agreement with the students enrolled in the course, the lecturer will provide as many teaching elements in English as possible, or in both English and Croatian for mixed groups (i.e., bilingual teaching materials and bilingual exams). Level 2 also includes additional individual consultations with foreign students (as in Level 1) for the teaching elements which will be held in Croatian.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 45
Practicum 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Dimensions and units. Force. Kepler and Newton laws of motion. Statics and dynamics. Inertia, momentum, work and energy. Time and force. Equilibrium. Universal gravity. Fields. Gravity-driven geological processes. Optics. Reflection and refraction. Interference. Polarization. Luminescence. Diffraction. Spectroscopy. Atomic structure. Particles. Atoms. Isotopes and dating. Electromagnetic radiation. Heat and heat flow. Electricity and magnetism. Stress and strain. Sea waves. Acoustics. Sound. Earthquakes. Fluids and fluid flow. Capillarity. Fluid statics. Bernoulli?s theorem. Fluid flow in rocks. Mathematical statistics and physical processes.

Basic knowledge and understanding of the natural sciences (Physics) underlying the study of Geology
Understanding of physical concepts of geological problems and the feasibility of their solution.
Ability to use simple quantitative physical methods and to apply them to geological problems.
Basic ability to solve numerical problems using computer and non-computer based techniques.
Basic awareness of physical principles of relevant state-of-the-art technologies and their application
  1. Richard E. Chapman: Physics for geologists, 2ed. Routledge, London&New York, 2002.
  2. D.Paar, Predavanja iz fizike za geologe, interna skripta
  3. B.Mikulićić, E.Vernić, M.Varićak: Fizika - zbirka zadataka 1-4. Školska knjiga, 2003.
    E. Babić, R. Krsnik, M. Očko: Zbirka riješenih zadataka iz fizike, Školska knjiga , Zagreb, 1988.
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Attended : Mathematics I
2. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Geology
Consultations schedule: