Introduction to physics

2022/2023
Programme:
Practical Mathematics
Year:
1 year
Semester:
second
Kind:
mandatory
ECTS:
4
Language:
slovenian
Hours per week – 2. semester:
Lectures
3
Seminar
0
Tutorial
0
Lab
1
Content (Syllabus outline)

Mechanics:
Kinematics of point-like objects, force, Newton's laws, work and energy, momentum, torque, rotational motion of solid bodies, static fluids, flow of non-viscous fluids, quadratic drag, viscous fluids, mechanical oscillations, waves in elastic media.
Thermodynamics:
temperature, ideal gas law, 1st law of thermodynamics, 2nd law of thermodynamics and heat engine.
Electricity:
electric current , electric charge, voltage, Kirchoff’s laws, Ohm’s law, electric field, capacitor, magnetic field, coil, induction and its applications, electromagnetic oscillation and waves.
Optics:
wave properties of light, geometrical optics.
Selected topics from modern physics:
radioactivity.

Readings

Kuščer, A. Moljk, T. Kranjc, J. Peternelj: Fizika za srednje šole – 1. del, DZS, Ljubljana, 1999.
Kuščer, A. Moljk, T. Kranjc, J. Peternelj: Fizika za srednje šole – 2. del, DZS, Ljubljana, 2000.
I. Kuščer, A. Moljk, T. Kranjc, J. Peternelj, M. Rosina, J. Strnad: Fizika za srednje šole – 3. del, DZS, Ljubljana, 2002.

Objectives and competences

Students acuire knowledge about fundamental laws of classical physics and their implications.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:
The basigc goal of the course is to develop students’ understanding of fundamental
physics principles.
Application:
Students will be able to explain and apply basic principles in physics. The acuired knowledge is necessery for an effective participation at Physics laboratory course during the second academic year. The topics covered are examples of application of the theory, covered by other (mathematical) courses.
Reflection:
Students develop understanding that phenomena in nature are driven by a handful of abstract (mathematical) laws.
Transferable skills:
Introduction to modelling (abstraction, identification of substantial properties and conditions).

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, exercises, homeworks, consultations

Assessment

Written exam
Homeworks test and oral exam
Students receive two grades: one from the written exam and the other from the oral exam and homeworks.
grading: 5 (fail), 6-10 (pass) (according to the Statute of UL)

Lecturer's references

PODOBNIK, Tomaž, ŽIVKO, Tomi. On probabilistic parametric inference. Journal of statistical planning and inference, ISSN 0378-3758, 2014, vol. 142, no. 12, str. 3152-3166. [COBISS-SI-ID 27449383]
DELPHI Collaboration, ABREU, P., ERŽEN, Borut, GOLOB, Boštjan, KRIŽNIČ, Ervin, PODOBNIK, Tomaž, STANIČ, Samo, ZAVRTANIK, Danilo, et al. Measurement of [vertical]V[sub]cs[vertical] using W decays at LEP2. Physics letters. Section B, ISSN 0370-2693. [Print ed.], 1998, vol. 439, str. 209-224. [COBISS-SI-ID 35835]
ARGUS Collaboration, ALBRECHT, H., BRAČKO, Marko, KERNEL, Gabrijel, KRIŽAN, Peter, KRIŽNIČ, Ervin, MEDIN, Gordana, PODOBNIK, Tomaž, ŽIVKO, Tomi, et al. A partial wave analysis of the reaction [gamma][gamma] [to] [pi][sup]+[pi][sup]-[pi][sup]0. Zeitschrift für Physic C. Particles and fields, ISSN 0170-9739, 1997, vol. 74, str. 469-477. [COBISS-SI-ID 12892711]