Course details

Seminar of Physics

IFS Acad. year 2022/2023 Winter semester 2 credits

Current academic year

The course covers a few basic goals.

The first goal is the revision of the physics high school knowledges with a focus on the basic terms and methods used in physics, mechanics, electricity and magnetism.

The second goal of the course is the growth of engineering thinking, increasing the ability to analyze and solve simple and complex physical and technical issues.

The third goal of the course is to understand the basic physics laws in their contexts. Why things work the way they do. The goal is not only to describe physical reality, but also to understand physical principles.

The course is suitable for all students, but especially for those who came from high schools, where physics was taught only to limited extend.


Course coordinator

Language of instruction

Czech, English



Time span

  • 26 hrs exercises



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

  • Completion of high school knowledges,
  • improving analytical thinking,
  • gaining the ability to analyze simple and complex physical and technical issues,
  • understanding of physical laws and processes,
  • understanding why things in nature work the way they do. 

Learning objectives

The repetition and extending of the fundamental physical phenomena focusing on mechanics, electricity and magnetism. This course helps students who had no or limited physics in previous secondary school education.

Why is the course taught

For an engineer, it is essential to be able to solve complex technical problems from different areas of technology. The necessary premise is creative analytical thinking.

Physics not only provides engineers with insights into the functioning of natural laws, but also teaches them how to analyze, describe and solve complex problems. If an engineer gains and masters these skills, he/she will be successful throughout his/hers professional career.

The course is suitable for all IT specializations. However, especially for specializations in hardware, IoT, cyber physical systems, robotics, embedded systems, industrial IT systems, computer graphics and multimedia, virtual and augmented reality, computer vision, gaming industry, sound, speech and natural language processing, bioinformatics, intelligent systems, intelligent devices, mathematical methods in IT.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Secondary school mathematics and physics.

Study literature

  • Halliday, David - Resnick, Robert - Walker, Jearl: Fyzika. VUTIUM - 2013. ISBN: 978-80-214-4123-1.
  • Středoškolské učebnice fyziky.

Syllabus of numerical exercises

General content of the course:

  1. Basic terms
  2. Vectors and their use
  3. Kinematics, rectilinear motions, free fall
  4. Movement in a circle
  5. Curvilinear movements
  6. Dynamics, Newton's laws
  7. Mechanical work, potential energy, kinetic energy
  8. Electric field, Coulomb's law,
  9. Gauss's theorem of electrostatics
  10. Electric potential, electric current
  11. Electricity, capacitance, capacitors, resistors
  12. Magnetic field
  13. Final summary


Progress assessment

The credit will be awarded if the student has no more than two non-attendance exercises (and unjustified).

Controlled instruction

Attendance is mandatory. A signature on the attendance list is required.

Exam prerequisites

Credit will be awarded if the student does not have more than two absences from the exercise (even unjustified). A higher number of absences must be duly excused (medical certificate, etc.).

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
  • Programme BIT (in English), 1st year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
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