Course code Fizi2013

Credit points 3


Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Number of hours for laboratory classes16

Independent study hours64

Date of course confirmation20.02.2013

Responsible UnitDepartment of Physics

Course developers

author Fizikas katedra

Uldis Gross

Dr. phys.

author Fizikas katedra

Ilze Pelēce

Dr. sc. ing.

Replaced course

Fizi2016 [GFIZ2017] Physics

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. Fizika visiem.
2. Valtera red. Fizika. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1992. 733 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. Alksnis U., Kļaviņš Z., Kūka A. u.c. Fizikālā un koloidālā ķīmija. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1990. 426 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

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