Course: Technical Physics I

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Course title Technical Physics I
Course code KTMI/BK002
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Novotný Jan, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Varady Michal, doc. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Experimental and theoretical physics. Models and modelling in physics. Vector Calculus introduction: adding and subtraction of vectors. 2. Mass point (primary element) kinematics: reference-coordinate systems, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration, straight-line, curvilinear and harmonic motions. 3. Differential Calculus introduction. 4. Kinematic quantities relations, graphs. 5. Integral of functions - introduction 6. Mass point dynamics: laws of motion. Forces effects, work, energy, force impulse, momentum. 7. Scalar product of vectors. 8. Rigid body (solid): forces and moments equilibrium, rotational motion, moment of momentum, inertia moment, energy. Sliding friction, rolling resistance, physical pendulum. 9. Vectors cross product. 10. Matters deformation: elastic and plastic deformations, strain-stress diagram explanation. Loading of solids: tension, shear and torque. Hooke´s law, Young´s modulus, Poisson´s ratio. 11. Perfectly and imperfectly elastic impacts: force impulse, momentum, momentum moment, energy. 12. Liquids. Hydrostatics: Pascal´s law and Archimedean principle and hydrostatic paradox and their technical application. Hydrodynamics of ideal liquid, Bernoulli´s equation, hydrodynamics paradox.. 13. Ideal and real liquids. Movement of bodies in liquids. Aeromechanics, atmospheric pressure and pressure measurements. Technical application: compressors, vacuum pump, turbines, aviation. 14. Kinetic theory of gases, velocity distribution, root-mean-square speed of molecules. Pressure of gases. Ideal gas fundamental equation. 15. Gas processes: isopiestic, isochoric and isothermal processes, quantity of heat, heat transfer (exchange), specific heats. Work of gas. Laws of thermodynamics. 16. Imperfect gases. Van der Waals equation, critical constants, gases liquefaction. Technical plant utilising gases, heat engines and machines, compressors, vacuum pumps, heat and power producing installations. 17. Liquids - molecular structure and characteristics. Surface film, surface tension, intrinsic pressure, boundary capillary effects.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Good knowledge of Physics as the basic prerequisite for understanding and design of technica equipments. The main aim is to deepen and level up the students´ secondary school knowledge, to be able to study successfully the following technical subjects.


Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • Grimsehl. Lehrbuch der Physik I, II, III, IV. Teubner, Leipzig (nebo novější). 1988.
  • Horák, Z., Krupka, F. Fyzika. SNTL, Praha,. 1976.
  • Kvasnica, J. Matematický aparát fyziky. Academia, Praha,. 1997.
  • Macháček, M. Encyklopedie fyziky. Mladá fronta,. 1995.
  • Polák, J. přehled středoškolské matematiky, Prometheus,. 1995.
  • Svoboda, K. a kol. Přehled středoškolské fyziky. Prometheus, 1996.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Production Management (07) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production - Winter