Course code Fizi2037

Credit points 3

Physics and Meteorology

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures32

Number of hours for laboratory classes16

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation04.02.2015

Responsible UnitDepartment of Physics

Course developers

author Fizikas katedra

Uldis Gross

Dr. phys.

author Fizikas katedra

Ilze Pelēce

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Course of Physics and Meteorology consists of two parts and it 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.
Meteorology gives knowledge on atmosphere processes, determining weather and plants growing conditions.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course students will have:
• knowledge about regularity of essential concepts of physics and meteorology, 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. Fizika. A.Valtera red. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1992. 733 lpp.
3. Pandalons V., Iljins U. Meteoroloģija. Jelgava, LLU, 1999-2001. 3 daļas. 173 lpp, 175 lpp, 168 lpp.

Further reading

1. Giancoli D. C. Physics Principles with Applications. 6th Edition. New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc, 2005. 946 p.
2. Pandalons V., Pelēce I. Meteoroloģijas terminu vārdnīca. Jelgava, 2003. 150 lpp.
3. Ahrens C.D. Meteorology Today. New York: West Publishing Co., 1991. 331 p.

Periodicals and other sources

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