|Course title||General Physics 3|
|Status||Lectures(60), Seminars (15), Exercises (30)|
|ECTS||9 ECTS credits|
|Lecturer||Branko Vuković, Associate Professor, Jelana Strišković, teaching assistant|
|Course objective||Understanding of the basic physical concepts and relations connected with oscillations, waves, optics and atomic physics.|
|Prerequisites||Competences acquired in General Physics I, General Physics II, Mathematics 1, Mathematics 2.|
|Learning outcomes:||After successfully completed course, students will be able to:
|Teaching activity||ECTS||Learning outcome||Students activity||Methods of evaluation||Points|
|Class attendance||0,9||1-7||Class attendance||Evidence list (handwritten signature of the student)||0||10|
|Knowledge test (preliminary exam)||4,5||1-7||Preparation for written examination.||Written preliminary exam.||0||50|
|Seminar||0,9||7||Research on given topic, writing about it, prepare presentation and present results.||Evaluation of written text (max 5 points) and evaluation of presentation (max 5 points).||0||10|
|Homework||1,35||6||Solving numerical problems.||Short written exam every week during exercise class.||0||15|
|Final exam||1,35||1-7||Repetition of teaching materials.||Oral exam (and written exam).||0||15|
|Consultations||Branko Vuković, Associate Professor: Monday, 10 – 11
Jelana Strišković, teacher assistant: Thursday, 12 – 13
|Gained competencies||Understanding basic phenomena and relations in oscillations, waves, optics and atomic physics. Perceiving common concepts in different fields. Capability of deriving fundamental equations and using them in problem solving, as well as in explaining natural phenomena and concepts of several instruments. Developing analytical and quantitative approach in problem solving. Capability of interpreting laws of physics using graphs. Developing skills for scientific research. Developing writing and speaking communication skills. Using scientific terminology correctly and with self confidence.|
|Content (Course curriculum)||Waves; longitudinal waves – equation, standing waves, transverse waves. Acoustics; standing waves in air, speed of sound, transmission of energy in progressive waves. Doppler effect. Sources of sound. Sensitivity of human ear. Shock waves. Optics; basic laws of geometrical optics. Plane mirror, spherical mirrors. Prism. Dispersion of light. Spherical dioptre. Optical systems: eye, magnifier, microscope, binoculars. Photometry. Physical optics; interference of light. Fresnel’s mirrors. Lloyd’s mirror, interference at planparallele plate. Newton’s rings. Michelson interferometer. Diffraction of light; Fraunhoffer diffraction, diffraction grating, Fresnel’s diffraction. Polarized light. Malus’ law. Optical activity. Atomic line spectra and energy levels. Structure of atom. Lasers.|
|Instructional methods||Lectures (60 hours) with Power Point presentations, interactive simulations, demonstration experiments, discussions, solving of sample problems individually and in group, regular tests.
Problem solving in exercise classes (30 hours) independently and under the guidance of the teaching assistant.
Student seminars (15 hours) are designed to induce students in the direction of independent problem solving work when both the problem and solution methods are chosen by students after some example problems suitable for seminars are offered to students. Discussion and questions are encouraged.
|Exam formats||Short numerical exam every week, exams each month (the total of three during semester). Final exam immediately after the end of the course. Students that collect more than 60% credits during semester are considered to have passed the exam. Students that collect less than 60% credits during whole semester are taking written and oral exam.|
|Language||Croatian. English (mentoring students).|
|Quality control and successfulness follow up||A questionnaire will be offered to students at the end of the semester with a goal of finding and improving weak spots in the conception and delivery of the course.|