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Physics Laboratory

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Course ID: 1200-1FIZL2 Erasmus code / ISCED: 13.3 / (0531) Chemistry
Course title: Physics Laboratory Name in Polish: Fizyka - laboratorium
Department: Faculty of Chemistry
Course groups: (in Polish) Przedmioty minimum programowego dla studentów 2-go semestru (S1-CH)
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ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 3.00
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Language: Polish
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Type of course:

obligatory courses

Prerequisites (description):

Basic knowledge of physics on high-school level.


Blended learning

Short description:

The purpose ot the lab is the familiarisation with fundamental physical laws and phenonomena through conducting measuments, analysing the obtained data and preparing a report of the conducted experiment.

Full description:

Each student learns the basics of the uncertainty calculus and on appointed dates prepares for measurements and executes them.

The experiments relate to the following branches of physics:

—mechanics: harmonic motion (simple pendulum, complex pendulum and torsion pendulum); principles of energy and momentum conservation;

rotational dynamics (rotational inertia of Oberbeck's pendulum, Steiner's law);

— vibrations and waves (standing waves in string);

— electrostatics: distribution of electric potential; capacitor in DC circuit;

— electrodynamics: Ampere's law, Biote-Savart's law, Faraday's law of induction; ferromagnetic and ferroelectric hysteresis, physics od dielectrics;

— DC and AC electric currents: Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's rules, work and power of current, measurements of EMF;

— geometrical and wave optics: refraction index; polarization, diffraction and interference of light, single slit, double slit, multiple slits and difraction grating;

— physics of solids: semiconductors (diode and transistor);

— atomic physics: thermionic emission, external photoelectric effect, emission and absorption spectra.


1. R. Resnick, D. Halliday Fizyka vol I

2. D. Halliday, R. Resnick Fizyka vol II

and textbooks adviced in instructions of experiments.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge on basic laws of physics and measurement methods. The skill to analyse the results of the measurements, to apply the basic uncerainty calculus and to present the results in the form of a report.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Based on the knowledge of the uncertainty calculus.

Based on examinations (online and oral) before the start of the measurements and based on the report and final conversation held after the experiment.

Scoring, grading and participation criteria are detailed in the laboratory regulations.

Practical placement:

Not applicable.

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: Lab, 30 hours more information
Coordinators: Janusz Cukras
Group instructors: Maciej Chotkowski, Agnieszka Dąbrowska, Krystyna Deresz, Katarzyna Jarzembska, Radosław Kamiński, Mateusz Kasztelan, Michał Krajewski, Piotr Łaski, Karolina Łempicka, Anna Makowska, Magdalena Osial, Magdalena Pecul-Kudelska, Marek Pękała, Edyta Pyrak, Aleksandra Szaniawska, Marcin Witkowski
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Examination: Grading
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