Course: Theory of measurement and experiment

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Course title Theory of measurement and experiment
Course code KEF/TEMEX
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Rössler Tomáš, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to the measurement theory, basic terms, measurement theories evolution, quantification, scalling. 2. Helmholtz, Maxwel and representative measurement theories, basic terms, abstract structures, relation systems. 3. Quantities, units and theirs systems, quantity introduction, scales and theirs types, quantity realization. 4. Real measurement, metronomical measurement model, measurement realization. 5. Introduction to problems of theory of similarity and modelling, definition of therms. Physical, mathematical and functional similarity, similarity criterions, model and original. 6. Method used for dimensionless quantities, dimension analysis, mathematical and physical model analysis.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 50 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 13 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The point is to introduce the theoretical principles of measurement, that are common to all branches of science. Under the lectures basic information will be given about the related topics: experiment and modelling.
1 knowledge List the used measurement theories and theirs basic ideas. Describe the meaning of terms measurement, quantity, unit. List and explain component axioms of metronomical measurement model. Define the basic terms of similarity and modelling. Explain the principles of determination of dimensionless quantities using the dimension analysis, mathematical model analysis and physical model analysis.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam

Attendance the lectures. Knowledge of presented problems at exam.
Recommended literature
  • Prezentace přednášek.
  • Zápisy z přednášek.
  • Kožešník J. (1983). Teorie podobnosti a modelování. Academia Praha.
  • Kuneš, J., Vavroch, O., Franta, V. (1989). Základy modelování. Praha : SNTL.
  • Mlčoch J., Rössler T. (2005). Teorie měření a experimentu. Vydavatelství UP, Olomouc.
  • Staríček, J. (1977). Úvod do metronomiky. SAV Bratislava.

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