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Physics B

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Course ID: 1200-1FIZB2 Erasmus code / ISCED: 13.3 / (unknown)
Course title: Physics B Name in Polish: Fizyka B
Department: Faculty of Chemistry
Course groups: (in Polish) Przedmioty minimum programowego - zamienniki dla studentów 2-go semestru (S1-CH)
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 8.50
Language: Polish
Main fields of studies for MISMaP:


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:

Charge conservation law; electrostatic field and potential: ion, dipole, quadrupole. Gauss law. Electric dipole: permanent and induced. Atom, molecule, dielectrics in electric field: polarization, energy. Conductors: capacity, electric circuits, Kirchoff's laws and conservation laws. Magnetic field of moving charge,- of arbitrary current. Magnetic moment. The moving charge in electromagnetic field. Magnetic properties of matter: diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism. Electromagnetic induction law, self-induction. Maxwell's equations, wave equation, electromagnetic waves. Maxwell's equations in a matter: origin of refraction coefficient, propagation of electromagnetic waves in a medium; reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, coherence, state of a wave polarization. Interaction of an electromagnetic wave with molecules; absorption, emission, index of refraction, molecular light scatterings. Elements of Relativistic Theory: speed of light; Michelson-Morley experiment; time dilation and Lorentz contraction; transformation of velocity - Fizeau experiment; momentum and energy of a relativistic particle. The brief review of spectroscopy; from acoustic, dielectric, optical to X-ray, neutron and nuclear spectroscopy.

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. Class attendance is compulsory. Three absences subject to excuse (e.g.medical justification) are allowed.

Lecture + classes = 75 hours

Tests =10 hours

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

Getting ready to tests and exam = 60 hours

Together = 175-205 hours


1.R. Resnick, D. Holliday, J. Walker, ," Fundamentals of Physics", Wiley, 2003

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

3.R. Purcell, ""Elektryczność i Magnetyzm",Berkeley Physics Course, MacGraw-Hill, New York

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

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

6. The Feynman Lectures on Physics

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

Classes in period "Summer semester 2020/21" (in progress)

Time span: 2021-02-22 - 2021-06-13
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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