MFZ101 Physics

Code MFZ101
Name Physics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Physics
Academic staff Artūrs Medvids, Anatolijs Krivičs, Aleksandrs Mičko, Armands Grickus, Silvija Lukse, Vladimirs Miglāns, Juris Blūms, Visvaldis Vītiņš, Jevgenijs Kaupužs, Ainārs Knoks
Credit points 6.0 (9.0 ECTS)
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Annotation Physics is closely related to the natural sciences, leads to the new multidisciplinary research directions - biophysics, material science, physical chemistry. Physics is also the basis for engineering. Directly from the development of physics the technical level of production is dependent on. All this points to the fact that the physics course at the technical universities have a special meaning. Physics course for engineers is a fundamental theoretical training base, without which the further success of the engineer is not possible. Course of study based on the School of Mathematics, provides the theoretical basic knowledge of mechanics, molecular physics and thermodynamics, electromagnetism, wave and quantum optics, quantum mechanics, solid state physics, atomic physics, nuclear, and particle physics. In the frame of the course practical skills of solving methods as well as experimental work skills and the experimental results of mathematical processing basics are acquired..
The course consists of lectures with practical examples and laboratory work..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To master the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in physics at university, using elements of higher mathematics. Develop physical and technical perception and logical thinking. Orient the classical physics and the latest breakthroughs in physics and their application of various technical problems, including high-value technology. Able to demonstrate the theoretical physics question the commitment to the practice, as well as being able to solve relatively Standard practical problems in physics. Able to carry out physics experiments, mathematical processing of obtained experimental results, to proceed the analysis of the obtained results and to make conclusions.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Able to navigate the classical physics topics and issues, as well as the latest achievements of physics. - Test types: tests, home works, written exam. Criteria: able to freely navigate different types of physical regularities.
Able to independently solve the problems of classical physics-standard tasks, the use of higher mathematics. - Test types: tests, home works, written exam. Criteria: Able to take on specific numerical estimates.
Able to independently carry out physics experiments, and to do the mathematical treatment of the obtained results - Test Types: Test lab work. Criteria: Ability to process and quantitatively analyze the experimental results
Able to discern the laws of physics applications in different engineering applications and their implementation in nature and everyday life. - Test types: tests, home works, written exam. Criteria: Able to explain the physics related to natural phenomena and engineering principles for the physical operation of devices.
Course prerequisites Physics, chemistry and mathematics in high school level course, Elements of higher mathematics.

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