COURSE GOALS: Acquire deeper knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of physics (FP). Acquire operational knowledge of methods used to solve FP problems. Acquire an overview of the use of FP in modern areas of technology.
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
Graduate will be able to:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic laws of classical and modern physics;
1.10. integrate physics and informatics content knowledge with knowledge of pedagogy, psychology, didactics and teaching methods courses;
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2.1. identify and describe important aspects of a particular physical phenomenon or problem;
2.2. recognize and follow the logic of arguments, evaluate the adequacy of arguments and construct well supported arguments;
2.3. use mathematical methods to solve standard physics problems;
2.9. create a learning environment that encourages active engagement in learning and promotes continuing development of pupils' skills and knowledge;
2.10. plan and design appropriate teaching lessons and learning activities based on curriculum goals and principles of interactive enquiry-based teaching;
2.11. plan and design efficient and appropriate assessment strategies and methods to evaluate and ensure the continuous development of pupils;
3. MAKING JUDGMENTS
3.4. accept responsibilities in planning and managing teaching duties;
3.5. demonstrate professional integrity and ethical behaviour in work with pupils and colleagues;
4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
4.1. communicate effectively with pupils and colleagues;
4.3. present their own research results at educational or scientific meetings
5. LEARNING SKILLS
5.1. search for and use professional literature as well as any other sources of relevant information;
5.2. remain informed of new developments and methods in physics, informatics and education;
5.3. develop a personal sense of responsibility for their professional advancement and development
LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
Upon passing the course on STFP, the student will be able to:
* -demonstrate deeper understanding of fundamental concepts in physics;
* -demonstrate knowledge of basic laws in physics;
* -formulate more complex physical models, demonstrating a deeper understanding of mechanics, optics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and modern physics;
* -mathematically formulate physical models;
* -demonstrate how to solve physical problems;
Broadening of the knowledge of the selected areas in (fundamentals of) physics - mechanics, optics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and modern physics. Analogies between different areas of physics. Discussion of selected contemporary problems in physics. Exercising mathematical formulation of physical models. Methods of solution of physical problems.
Exercises follow lectures by content:
Supplementary material to lectures: solving selected problems in STFP.
HD Young & RA Freedman,University physics, Pearson Publ., London, 2004.
D. Halliday, R. Resnik, J. Walker, Fundamentals of Physics, John Wiley, New York, 1997
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
Students should attend lectures and exercises. Signature requirements are attendance at least 80% lectures/exercises, submission and successful elaboration of one given physical problem, written and publically defended seminar paper.
GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
Two voluntary written exams during semester (2 x two problems to solve), or one final written exam (four problems to solve). Contributions to the final grade: 40% of the grade is carried by the results of the written exams; the oral exam carries 60% of the grade
- R. A.Serway, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Saunders Publ., London, 1996.
D. Halliday, R. Resnik, J. Walker, Fundamentals of Physics, John Wiley, New York, 1997 ( i novija izdanja).