COURSE GOALS: Acquire knowledge related to oscillations and waves (with applications to sound and electromagnetic waves); acquire operational knowledge related to solving problems in wave physics (wave equations and consequences)
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.1. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental laws of classical and modern physics;
1.2. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the most important physics theories (logical and mathematical structure, experimental support, described physical phenomena);
1.3. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic experimental methods, instruments and methods of experimental data processing in physics
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
2.4. prepare and perform classroom physics experiments and interpret the results of observation;
2.7. plan and design appropriate teaching lessons and learning activities based on curriculum goals and principles of interactive enquirybased teaching;
3. MAKING JUDGMENTS
3.2. develop clear and measurable learning outcomes and objectives in teaching based on curriculum goals;
3.3. reflect on and evaluate their own practice of teaching;
4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
4.1. communicate effectively with pupils and colleagues;
4.2. present complex ideas clearly and concisely;
LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
* solve linear differential equations with constant coefficients
* demonstrate knowledge of the description of free, damped and forced oscillations
* recognize wave motion and its aspects
* apply wave equations on various systems, especially sound and electromagnetic waves
* determine the properties of systems of lens and mirrors, and know the laws of geometrical optics in general
* understand the wave properties of light (electromagnetic waves) and describe the phenomena of diffraction, interference and polarization
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Lectures per week (15 weeks in total):
1.) Description of oscillations
2.) Energy and examples of harmonic oscillators
3.) Damped, forced and coupled oscillations
4.) Mechanical waves and the wave function
5.) Superposition of waves and standing waves
6.) Modes, impedance and sound
7.) Standing sound waves and the Doppler Effect
8.9.) Electromagnetic waves
10.11.) Geometrical optics
12.) Lens and optical instruments
13.) Wave properties of light and polarization
14.) Diffraction of light
15.) Interference and holography
The exercises follow lectures by content.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
The students need to take 2 midterm exams, each of which needs to be solved at least 50% with one complete assignment, solve 50% of home works and attend at least 50% of classes.
GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
During the semester, the grade is continuously composed of:
1. Two midterms, each of which can be taken twice, which carry 40% of the grade
2. Homework, which carries 10% of the grade
3. Attendance, which carries 10% of the grade
4. Oral exam, which carries 40% of the grade
