Course title: PHYSICS
Semester: 2 / Spring
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 30 hours
Field of study: Agricultural and Forestry Engineering
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Contact person: prof. dr hab. Janina Gabrielska
Short description: Knowledge including: classical mechanics, the question of the translation of the material point and the center of mass, gravitational field, its intensity and potential, the weight of bodies, structure of matter and its properties, law of thermodynamics, balance of heat, transport processes of heat, flow of liquid, Bernoulli's equation, liquid viscosity Newton's law, phenomenon of surface tension and capillary effect.
Full description: 1. Physical quantities – their units, classification, definitions and physical sense. Basic concepts of classical mechanics. General equation of motion and specific cases. A graphical representation of the equations of motion. Curvilinear motion, circular motion. Solutions to specific issues. 2. Principles of dynamics and scope of their applicability. The law of universal gravitation. Kinetic energy, potential energy, conservation of mechanical energy. Archimedes low, density of bodies and specific weight, hydrostatic weight. Examples of problem solutions. 3. Hydromechanics – statics and dynamics of liquids. Bernoulli's equation and stream continuity, viscosity phenomenon – Newton law. 4. Surface phenomena and capillary action. Methods of determining the surface tension coefficient. Evaporation phenomenon, air humidity and methods for its determination. Solution of problems. 5. The principle of heat balance in construction practice. The laws: Fourier, Stefan-Boltzmann and Wien – used in construction. Laws of thermodynamics. Example of problem solutions.
Bibliography: 1. University Physics, with Modern Physics, 11-th Edition, Young HD., Freedman RA. Pearson Addition Wesley, San Francisco Boston New York , 2004 2. Materials in English concerning the description of the theoretical and practical laboratory of physics, prepared by the staff of the Department - T. Kral, J. Miśkiewicz and J. Gabrielska - Students receive the first exercises.
Learning outcomes: Learning outcomes: In the terms of knowledge: The Student has general knowledge on the theoretical and practical recognition of phenomena and physical processes occurring in nature. Knows the methods for the determination of and measurement of physical quantities. Understands and explains the functioning of the measuring instruments based on the laws of physics. Associates and describes the application of physical knowledge in technology and practice. In the terms of skills: The Student acquires the ability to perform measurements and basic calculations. He can convert physical quantities expressed in units outside the SI system. Has the ability to search for and use different calculation methods. He can analyze the results obtained and draw conclusions from them. Knows how to present the results of measurements and calculations graphically and their In the terms of social competences: The Student shows understanding of physical phenomena occurring in nature and everyday life. Organizes and carries out the calculations on the team. Is responsible for the correctness of the calculations performed. Appreciates the need for self-improvement and the need for further
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes (80%) + grade obtained at seminar (20%)

Return to the List of Courses