
Program: preddiplomski

Course number:
159296; 159297

Course Description
COURSE CONTENT
Lectures:
 Physical methods, units, and measurement (2 h)
 Mechanics (10 h)
 Mechanics of fluids (8 h)
 Vibrations and waves (2 h)
 The basic concepts of kinetic theory and thermodynamics (6 h)
 Electrostatics (8 h)
 Electromagnetism (4 h)
 Geometrical optics (1 h)
 Atomic structure of matter and basics of quantum mechanics (3 h)
 Basics of nuclear physics and dosimetry (1 h)
Seminars:
 Damped and forced oscillation, resonance. Mechanical waves. (2 h)
 Maxwell’s distribution of molecules by velocities. (2 h)
 Magnetic field. BiotSavart's law. Amperé law. (2 h)
 Electromagnetic waves. (2 h)
 Basic laws of optics. (4 h)
 Physical optics. (1 h)
 Lasers. (1 h)
 Radiation Detectors. Dosimetry units. (1 h)
Exercises:
Two exercises from the list:
 Density
 Friction force
 Mathematical pendulum
 Energy conservation
 Free and damped oscillations
 Torsional oscillations
 Tension
 Viscosity
 Expansion coefficient
LEARNING OUTCOMES
 analyze physical processes in operation and maintenance of technological devices
 define the fundamental laws of physics (Newton's laws, conservation laws)
 analyze physical processes in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics
 explain the fundamental physical principles of vibration and waves
 explain the basic concepts of electrostatics and current circuits
 describe the basics of the mass spectrometer using Lorentz force and describe the use of magnetic induction
 apply laws of geometric optics
 describe the quantization of electromagnetic radiation on the radiation of the black body and the photoelectric effect
 describe the basic laws of nuclear physics and the impact of ionizing radiation on organic matter
 conduct, according to the given instructions, simple laboratory exercises.
Literature
 N. Brković, P. Pećina, Fizika u 24 lekcije, Element, Zagreb, 2010.
 J. D. Cutnell, K.W. Johnson, Physics, John Wiley and Sons; 9th edition, 2012.