COURSE GOALS: Acquire knowledge related to thermodynamics and basics of modern physics; acquire operational knowledge related to solving problems in thermodynamics and basics of modern physics (Compton Effect, Schrödinger equation).
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic laws of classical and modern physics;
1.2. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of important physics theories, including their logical and mathematical structure, experimental confirmations and description of the related physical phenomena;
1.3. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic experimental methods, instruments and methods of experimental data processing in physics;
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2.1. identify and describe important aspects of a particular physical phenomenon or problem;
2.2. recognize and follow the logic of arguments, evaluate the adequacy of arguments and construct well supported arguments;
2.3. use mathematical methods to solve standard physics problems
2.4. prepare and perform classroom physics experiments and interpret the results of observation;
2.7. plan and design appropriate teaching lessons and learning activities based on curriculum goals and principles of interactive enquirybased teaching;
3. MAKING JUDGMENTS
3.2. develop clear and measurable learning outcomes and objectives in teaching based on curriculum goals;
3.3. reflect on and evaluate their own practice of teaching;
4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
4.1. communicate effectively with pupils and colleagues;
4.2. present complex ideas clearly and concisely;
LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
* manipulate with differentials and make a distinction between true and false differentials
* understand the concept of a heat engine and apply to reallife systems
* demonstrate the knowledge of the description of a general thermodynamic system
* understand the concept of entropy and connect it to relevant quantities in a particular system
* understand the basic principles of modern physics and where they stem from
* describe matter and its wave and particle aspects and know when to apply which aspect
* understand the basic composition of matter and atomic and nuclear processes
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Lectures per week (15 weeks in total):
1.) Heat and temperature
2.) Heat capacity
3.) Modes of heat transfer
4.) Kinetic theory of ideal gases
5.) First law of thermodynamics
6.) Second law of thermodynamics
7.) Heat engines and entropy
8.) Third law of thermodynamics
9.10.) Relativity and Lorentz transformations
11.) Photoelectric effect
12.) Atomic spectra and the Bohr model
13.) Compton scattering and wave nature of matter
14.) Schrödinger equation
15.) Atomic and nuclear physics
The exercises follow lectures by content.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
The students need to take 2 midterm exams, each of which needs to be solved at least 50% with one complete assignment, solve 50% of home works and attend at least 50% of classes.
GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
During the semester, the grade is continuously composed of:
1. Two midterms, each of which can be taken twice, which carry 40% of the grade
2. Homework, which carries 10% of the grade
3. Attendance, which carries 10% of the grade
4. Oral exam, which carries 40% of the grade
