Physics (new program)

Course Coordinator

ECTS points:


Course number:
159296; 159297

Course Description



  1. Physical methods, units, and measurement (2 h)
  2. Mechanics (10 h)
  3. Mechanics of fluids (8 h)
  4. Vibrations and waves (2 h)
  5. The basic concepts of kinetic theory and thermodynamics (6 h)
  6. Electrostatics (8 h)
  7. Electromagnetism (4 h)
  8. Geometrical optics (1 h)
  9. Atomic structure of matter and basics of quantum mechanics (3 h)
  10. Basics of nuclear physics and dosimetry (1 h)


  1. Damped and forced oscillation, resonance. Mechanical waves. (2 h)
  2. Maxwell’s distribution of molecules by velocities. (2 h)
  3. Magnetic field. Biot-Savart's law. Amperé law. (2 h)
  4. Electromagnetic waves. (2 h)
  5. Basic laws of optics. (4 h)
  6. Physical optics. (1 h)
  7. Lasers. (1 h)
  8. Radiation Detectors. Dosimetry units. (1 h)


Two exercises from the list:

  1. Density
  2. Friction force
  3. Mathematical pendulum
  4. Energy conservation
  5. Free and damped oscillations
  6. Torsional oscillations
  7. Tension
  8. Viscosity
  9. Expansion coefficient


  • 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.


  1. N. Brković, P. Pećina, Fizika u 24 lekcije, Element, Zagreb, 2010.
  2. J. D. Cutnell, K.W. Johnson, Physics, John Wiley  and Sons; 9th edition, 2012.