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Physics A

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Course ID: 1200-1FIZAW2 Erasmus code / ISCED: 13.3 / (0531) Chemistry
Course title: Physics A Name in Polish: Fizyka A
Department: Faculty of Chemistry
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ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): (not available)
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Prerequisites (description):

Student should have a basic knowledge of physics and mathematics at the level of the secondary school


(in Polish) w sali

Short description:

Basic knowledge of physics dealing with electricity and magnetism, necessary for the student of Chemistry, skills of simple problems solving and performing the appropriate calculations.

Full description:

The aim of the course is to teach the students of chemistry about the fundamental laws of physics in the field of classic mechanics. The course contains the lecture and classes with calculus. The lecture includes the demonstrations of experiments and theoretical explanation of physical phenomena.

The contents of the course covers the following subjects:

-Electrostatic field of systems of electric charges,

- electric dipole: permanent and induced.

- Gauss's law. Dielectrics, polarization.

-Conductors, capacitors,

-electric circuits, Kirchoff's laws.

-Magnetic field, due to moving charge, due to wire with current. Magnetic moment.

-Motion of a charge in magnetic field.

-Magnetic properties of matter; diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism.

-Electromagnetic induction law, self-induction,

-alternating currents.

-Maxwell's equations, wave equation, electromagnetic waves. -Maxwell's equations in a material medium.

-Propagation of electromagnetic waves in a material medium; reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, coherence, state of a wave polarization. -

Interaction of an electromagnetic wave with molecules; emission, absorption, index of refraction

The classes with calculus are the mathematical illustration to the lecture. The students are taught how to solve the problems, discussed during the lecture, by use of the known mathematical apparatus. The classes take place in small groups of students, which solve the tasks together.

Lecture + classes = 60 hours

Domestic work 2-4 hours/week = 30-60 hours

Getting ready to tests and exam = 60 hours

Together = 150-180 hours


1.R. Resnick, D. Holliday, "Fizyka 2", PWN, Warszawa, 1998

2.B. Gadomska, B. Janowska-Dmoch, W. Gadomski, "Skrypt do Wykładu i Ćwiczeń rachunkowych z fizyki", tom II, Wydział Chemii U.W., 2005

3.A. H. Piekara, "Elektryczność i Magnetyzm", PWN, Warszwa, 1970

4.F.C. Crawford, "Fale", PWN, Warszawa, 1972

5.A. R. Von Hippel, " Dielektryki i Fale", PWN, Warszawa, 1963

6*.S. Striełkow, I. Elcin, I. Jakowlew, "Zbiór zadań z fizyki", PWN, Warszwa, 1965

7*.R. Purcell, ""Elektryczność i Magnetyzm", PWN, Warszawa, 1972

8*.R. Feynman, "Wykłady z Fizyki", tom I część II, PWN, Warszawa, 1969, 1974

Learning outcomes:

The student will:


1. know how to describe and explain physical phenomena taught during the lecture

2. be able to understand the laws of nature

3. and to describe them in the language of mathematics


1. be able to use his knowledge in physics in his work as a chemist

2. be able to formulate problems in physics and to solve them

3. interpret the laws of physics and draw the appropriate conclusions

4. be able to perceive the casual relations in nature


1. cooperate with other students while solving the problems together

2. ask questions dealing with physics

3. explain a problem in physics to his colleagues

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Credit classes:

- for a grade on the base of the written tests

Positive grade at physics classes is required for admission to the exam

Credit the course:- written exam in form of one choice test, in which explanation of answers is demanded

Practical placement:

not demaned

This course is not currently offered.
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