Course details

Physics in Electrical Engineering

BPC-FYE FEKT BPC-FYE Acad. year 2022/2023 Winter semester 5 credits

Current academic year

The course presents physical foundations of electrical engineering, i.e. both electronic and power engineering. Students receive an overview of fundamentals of mechanics of a mass point and a rigid body, electromagnetic field theory, oscillations, waves and optics. The last lecture deals with the introduction into quantum mechanics so that the students get acquainted with the existence of quantum phenomena and the basic tools for their description.


Course coordinator

Language of instruction

Czech, English



Time span

  • 26 hrs lectures
  • 13 hrs exercises
  • 13 hrs laboratories




Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

The students understand basic physical concepts, laws, and processes. They are able to solve simple problems concerning these laws and processes, and can realize simple physical experiments.

Learning objectives

The main objectives are: to provide the students with clear and logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles of physics, in particular those used in electrical engineering, and to strengthen an understanding of these concepts and principles through a broad range of interesting applications.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The secondary school knowledge and pre-intermediate knowledge of English are required.

Fundamental literature

  • HALLIDAY, D., RESNICK, R., WALKER, J.: Fundamentals of Physics, 11th Edition. Wiley International Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-119-28624-0.

Progress assessment

A short test, evaluation of protocols submitted in laboratories and a written final exam.

Teaching methods and criteria

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and practical laboratories. The course uses the support of an e-e-learning system, which is, however, used as a repository only. Students are required to write a homework (a single assignment) during the course. The evaluation includes the following components: 10 points - homework, 20 points - laboratories, 10 points - short test, 60 points - exam.

Controlled instruction

The extent of the evaluated education and the way in which the evaluation itself will be carried out are specified by a public regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

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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