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Physics B

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Course ID: 1200-1FIZB1 Erasmus code / ISCED: 13.3 / (0531) Chemistry
Course title: Physics B Name in Polish: Fizyka B
Department: Faculty of Chemistry
Course groups: (in Polish) Przedmioty minimum programowego - zamienniki dla studentów 1-go semestru (S1-CH)
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 8.50
Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Prerequisites (description):

The basic knowledge of physics and mathematics at the high school level

Short description:

The aim of the course is to teach the chemistry students about the fundamental laws of physics in the field of classical mechanics. The course contains the lecture and classes with calculus.

Full description:

The lecture includes the demonstrations of experiments and theoretical explanation of physical phenomena. The lecture covers the following topics: types of the fundamental interactions in nature; co-ordinate systems; conservative and dissipative forces and interactions; structure of the matter; vector description of motion; rules of dynamics; conservation laws of energy and momentum; Gallileo transformation; inertial and non-inertial reference systems; gravity center, reduced mass; equations of motion; potential energies of various interactions; central forces; oscillating motion, resonance; normal mode vibrations of simple molecules; spectrum, elements of Fourier analysis; dynamics of rigid body; inertia moments of molecules; waves, wave equation, dispersion, diffraction, coherence, interference; elements of relativistic mechanics.

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 = 45 + 30 hours

Tests (on thursday 17 -19 h) 10 hours

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

Getting ready to tests and exam = 60 hours

Together = 175-190 hours


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

2.C. Kittel, "Mechanika, PWN, Warszawa, 1973

3.B. Gadomska, B. Janowska-Dmoch, W. Gadomski, "Skrypt do Wykładu i Ćwiczeń rachunkowych z fizyki", Wydział Chemii U.W., 2000

4.R. Feynman, "Wykłady z Fizyki", tom I, część I, PWN, Warszawa, 1969, 1974

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

6.L. W. Tarasow, A. N. Tarasowa, " Jak rozwiązywać zadania z fizyki", Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne, Warszawa, 1995

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

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

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

5. 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:

Does not concern

Classes in period "Winter semester 2020/21" (past)

Time span: 2020-10-01 - 2021-01-31
Choosen plan division:

see course schedule
Type of class: Class, 30 hours more information
Lecture, 45 hours more information
Coordinators: Wojciech Gadomski
Group instructors: Wojciech Gadomski
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: Examination
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