Course code Fizi2007

Credit points 2

Physic I

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation16.01.2013

Responsible UnitDepartment of Physics

Course developer

author Fizikas katedra

Uldis Iljins

Dr. habil. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Physics course is giving an overview of fundamental laws that are essential to problem solving in engineering sciences. Course consists of lectures, manual training, laboratory and individual exercises. During the lectures students are introduced to theory and ways of describing physical laws. Manual training includes practicing and understanding written exercises and calculating precise results. During laboratory workshops students’ deal with hands-on exercises where they measure, process and analyses various data readings.

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.

Compulsory reading

1. Valtera red. Fizika. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1992. 733 lpp.
2. Fizika visiem. http://estudijas.llu.lv/course/view.php?id=34

Further reading

1. Jansone M., Kalnača A. u.c. Uzdevumu krājums vispārīgajā fizikā. Rīga: RTU, 2000. 247 lpp.
2. Tipler P. A., Mosca G. Physics for Scientists and Engineers. 6th edition. New York, NY: W. H. Freeman. 2008. 1172 p.

Periodicals and other sources

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