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Physics for Non-Physicists I - The World around Us - NOFY016
Title: Fyzika pro nefyziky I - Svět kolem nás
Guaranteed by: Department of Physics Education (32-KDF)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: RNDr. Jitka Houfková, Ph.D.
Classification: Physics > General Subjects
Annotation -
Optional lecture for non-physics students who want to learn about the beauty of physics. The aim is to present parts of what we know about our world thanks to physics but also how we know it and what it may be for. It will not be "chalk and blackboard physics" we will investigate the world around us by experiments, simple and sophisticated, historical and modern.
Last update: T_KDF (14.05.2012)
Course completion requirements - Czech

Ústní zkouška. (Lze mít 2 opravné termíny.)

Last update: Houfková Jitka, RNDr., Ph.D. (13.10.2017)
Literature -

Halliday, Resnick, Walker: Fyzika (5 dílů)

Feynman, Leighton, Sands: Feynmanovy přednášky z fyziky (3 díly)

Štoll: Svět očima fyziky

Brož, Roskovec: Základní fyzikální konstanty

Svoboda: Přehled středoškolské fyziky

Štoll: Dějiny fyziky

Last update: T_KDF (01.07.2015)
Teaching methods - Czech

Výuka je integrovaná - přednášky se prolínají s praktickými "hands-on" aktivitami a jsou využívány prvky z metod aktivního učení (Peer Instrunction, Just-in-Time Teaching, ...).

Last update: Houfková Jitka, RNDr., Ph.D. (24.04.2023)
Syllabus -

The lecture will be interactive to some extent, so that its content may evolve and respond to the interest of the


Suggested topics:

  • Free Fall
  • Weightlessness and cosmic speed
  • Newton's laws of motion
  • Rotation of rigid body
  • Cavendish‘s experiment
  • Physical quantities
  • System of physical quantities and units
  • Measurements in physics
  • Measurement of the speed of sound
  • Measurement of the speed of light

Last update: T_KDF (29.04.2016)
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