Course code Fizi1011

Credit points 3


Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures32

Number of hours for laboratory classes16

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation20.02.2013

Responsible UnitDepartment of Physics

Course developer

author Fizikas katedra

Uldis Gross

Dr. phys.

Course abstract

Course of physics is mastered within lectures, laboratory works and individual studies. Physics uses basic knowledge to explain conditions such as water, heat, light and exchange of gases- that are essential for existence of biological objects.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course students will have:
• knowledge about regularity of essential concepts of physics and critical understanding of how to use it in real-world process description;
• skills to use measurements of physical quantities and apply knowledge in calculation for their branch of research, summarize and analytically describe the results;
• competence to evaluate results of measurements and calculations, problem solving and understand what influence their professional activities have on environment.

Course Content(Calendar)

1 Description of liner movement
2 Description of rotational movement
3 Force, forces in nature
4 Mechanical stress and deformation
5 Surface tension
6 Sorption
7 Test 1 and discussion
8 Fluids
9 Biological acoustics
10 Temperature and heat
11 Diffusion and osmosis
12 Temperature and heat
13 Electric field in biological organisms
14 Magnetic field
15 Light
16 Test 3 and discussion

Requirements for awarding credit points

Exam. During the course 3 theoretical tests, each with a score of 10 points. 8 laboratory works must be completed and defended, each with a score of 10 points. The course is completed if half of the maximum number o

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

1. Follow independently the topics provided for in the course programme in the sources specified in the course programme.
2. Prepare for planned laboratory work (8 works).
3. Calculations of laboratory work should be made.
4. A report of the laboratory work - results and conclusions should be prepared.
5. Prepare for the crediting of laboratory works.

Compulsory reading

1. Fizika visiem.
2. U. Gross Materiāli VMF studentiem.
3. Fizikālā un koloidālā ķīmija. Alksnis U., Kļaviņš Z., Kūka A. u.c., Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1990. 426 lpp.

Further reading

1. Giancoli D. C. Physics Principles with Applications 6th Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education International/Prentice Hall, 2005. 946 p.
2. Grabovskis R. Fizika, Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1983. 646 lpp.
3. Белановский А. С. Основы биофизики в ветеринарии. Моcква: Дрофа, 2007. 330 с.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Terra. Rīga: Latvijas Universitāte ISSN 977-1407-7191


Course is compulsory for VMF bachelors program "Veterinary Medicine"