MFA101 Physics

Code MFA101
Name Physics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Physics
Academic staff Andris Ozols, Juris Blūms, Ilze Klincāre, Aleksandrs Mičko, Anželika Blūma, Armands Grickus, Silvija Lukse, Vladimirs Miglāns, Daidze Andersone, Igors Bužs, Dmitrijs Ļitvinovs, Ainārs Knoks, Igors Klemenoks
Credit points 6.0 (9.0 ECTS)
Parts 2
Annotation The course is intended for students of engineering study programs and is following an high-school physics and university mathematics courses. The course consists of lectures with practical examples and laboratory work. Course provides the theoretical basic knowledge of mechanics, molecular physics and thermodynamics, electromagnetism, wave and quantum optics, quantum mechanics, solid state physics, atomic, nuclear and particle physics. In the frame of the course practical skills of problem solving methods as well as experimental work are acquired. .
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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