Course code Fizi2032

Credit points 2

Physics I

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Date of course confirmation20.02.2013

Responsible UnitDepartment of Physics

Course developers

author Fizikas katedra

Jānis Kļaviņš

Dr. phys.

author Fizikas katedra

Antons Gajevskis

Dr. phys.

author Fizikas katedra

Uldis Iljins

Dr. habil. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Course of Physics consists of two parts and it is mastered within lectures, exercises, laboratory works and individual studies. The knowledge of Physics is essential for understanding of processes in energetics correlations in Physics, forms the basis for new innovations in economy. By solving the exercises in Physics the analytical thinking is developed. Modern specialists should know the basis of Physics for developing the worldview and creative use of physical correlations in practical activities.

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 A. redakcijā. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1992. 733 lpp.
2. Fizika visiem. http://estudijas.llu.lv

Further reading

1. Jansone M., Kalnača A. u.c., Uzdevumu krājums vispārīgajā fizikā. Rīga: RTU, 2000. 247 lpp.
2. Giancoli D. C. Physics Principles with Applications. Sixth Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education International/Prentice Hall, 2005. 946 p.

Periodicals and other sources

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