We are going to present a selection of simple physical experiments and explain them in terms of laws of physics. Most of the experiments are designed in a way allowing the student to repeat them at home. Calculations will be reduced to a strict minimum. However, we describe also phenomena that have much large scale (light years) or much smaller scale (nanometers).
1. Force and movement
1.1 The basic concepts of mechanics
1.2 Description and prediction of movement
1.3 Matter and conservation rules
2. Vibrations and waves
2.1 Periodic movement
2.2 Resonators and waves
3. Heat and molecules
3.1 Temperature and molecules
3.3 Organisation of matter
4. Fields and currents
4.3 Electrons inside matter
5. Visible and invisible light
5.1 Properties of light
5.2 Emission and perception of light
Description by Krzysztof Korona, November 2017 2014
Type of course
The learning outcome is basic knowledge of physics and experiments.
After crediting with the lecture student:
1. Knows that experiment is the foundation of the scientific method
2. Knows the main measurement techniques
3. Knows main issues of general physics
4. Knows some issues of contemporary physics
5. Reads with comprehension popular scientific texts
6. Recognises and explains physical phenomena
7. Conducts and analyses simple experiments.
Exercises involving simple experiments and final test.
1. Presentations on web page: http://www.fuw.edu.pl/~kkorona/fizyka_w.html
2. Basic level handbooks on physics
3. P. G. Hewitt, ‘Fizyka wokół nas’, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa 2001
4. Joanne Baker, '50 teorii fizyki które powinieneś znać'
5. Wiedza i Życie, dział "Laboratorium"
6. J. Domański, ‘Domowe zadania doświadczalne z fizyki’, Prószyński i S-ka, Warszawa 1999
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
- Biotechnology, part-time (evening) first-cycle
- Biology, full-time first cycle studies
- Biotechnology, full-time first-cycle studies
- Environmental conservation, full-time first-cycle studies
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