Course code Fizi2009

Credit points 3


Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Number of hours for laboratory classes16

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation20.02.2013

Responsible UnitDepartment of Physics

Course developer

author Fizikas katedra

Zanda Gavare

Dr. phys.

Course abstract

Course of physics consists of lectures, practical works, laboratory works and individual studies. Physics course gives an overview of fundamental laws that are essential to problem solving in engineering sciences and real-world process description.

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. Fizika, Valtera red., Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1992, 733 lpp.
2. Jansone M., Kalnača A. u.c. Uzdevumu krājums vispārīgajā fizikā. Rīga: RTU, 2000. 247 lpp.

Further reading

1. Tipler P.A., Mosca G. Physics for Scientists and Enginiers. 6th edition. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Company, 2008, 1172 p.

Periodicals and other sources

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