Course: Electricity and magnetism

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Course title Electricity and magnetism
Course code KEF/EMGU
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course jedenkrát ročně
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 8
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kubínek Roman, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Říha Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Navařík Jakub, Mgr.
  • Dudka Michal, Mgr.
  • Pavlů Marek, Mgr.
  • Vůjtek Milan, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kouřil Lukáš, Mgr.
Course content
Electrostatic field on vacuum - Coulomb Law and its application, principle of superposition, description of electrostatic field. Electrostatic field in a dielectric matter - polarization of a dielectric matter, vector of polarization, dielectric susceptibility and relative permittivity, vector of electric induction, generalized Gauss theorem, vectors of electric field intensity and induction at the interface of two dielectric materials, dielectric materials and their uses, energy of electrostatic field, electrostatic measuring devices Steady electric current - types of electric current, magnitude of electric current, density of electric current, equation of continuity. Stationary magnetic field - basic magnetic phenomena. Magnetic field in matter medium - diamagnetic, paramagnetic and ferromagnetic materials, vector of magnetization and magnetic polarization, magnetic circuit Non-stationary electromagnetic field. Basic characteristics of alternating electric current and voltage. Electric machines - transformers, generators and electromotors, three-phase electric current, rotating magnetic field, three-phase electromotors. Electromagnetic oscillations and waves . Experimental tasks: Circuit components in DC electric circuits - behaviour of resistors, capacitors and coils, methods of solving of electrical circuits, resistor bridges Circuit components in AC electric circuits - behaviour of resistors, capacitors and coils, measurements of capacitances, solving of electrical circuits and principle of superposition Nonlinear and controlled electrical components - characteristics of varistors, thermistors, diodes and light bulbs, contact resistance Basic properties of RLC electrical circuits - voltage on individual circuit components, currents in AC electrical circuits, power in AC electrical circuits, simulation software programmes Investigation of frequency properties of resonant electrical circuits - serial and parallel resonance, simulation software programmes Work with oscilloscope - basic operations of oscilloscope, characteristics of signals, True RMS values, Lissajous curves and measurement of phase shifts Magnetic circuit and magnetization curves - measurement of hysteresis loops, transformers, power losses in magnetic circuits

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
  • Attendace - 78 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject "Electricity and Magnetism" is based on lectures, numerical ecercises and practical training in laboratory. Lectures consist of historical findings and they are evolved on the basis of recent physics. Electrical and magnetical phenomenon will presented as associated with electromagnetic field. The understanding of electrical a magnetical phenomenon and their physical context with chemistry, biology and mathematics is crucial competence in this education.
Knowledge Define the main ideas and conceptions of the subject, describe the main approaches of the studied topics, recall the theoretical knowledge for solution of model problems. Application of nontraditional methods of teaching, the use of ICT.
Secondary school physics, Mechanics and Acoustics, Molecular Physics and Thermodynamics

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Systematic Observation of Student, Questionnaire

Acteve attendance in seminars (80%), passing of two tests. Measurement of all experimental tasks.
Recommended literature
  • Bartuška, K. Sbírka řešených úloh z fyziky I, II, III, IV. Prometheus, Praha 1997 - 2000.
  • Čičmanec, P. (1980). Elektrina a magnetizmus. Alfa Bratislava.
  • Feynman, R. P. (2002). Feynmanovy přednášky z fyziky. Fragment Praha.
  • Feynman, R. P., Gottlieb, M. A., Leighton, R., Sands, M., Leighton, R. B., Vogt, R. E., & Štoll, I. (2007). Feynmanovy přednášky z fyziky: doplněk k Feynmanovým přednáškám z fyziky. Havlíčkův Brod: Fragment.
  • Kubínek, R., Kolářová, H., Holubová, R. (2010). Fyzika pro každého. Rubico.
  • Sedlák, B.; Štoll, I. (1993). Elektřina a magnetismus. Academia Praha.
  • Záhejský, J. (2002). Elektřina a magnetismus. VUP Olomouc.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Physics (2015) Physics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Science Computer Physics (1) Physics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Science Biophysics (2015) Physics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Science Molecular Biophysics (2015) Physics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Science Instrument Physics (1) Physics courses 2 Winter