APUNA023 Laboratory II - Electricity and Magnetism

Institute of physics in Opava
summer 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/0/3. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Daniel Charbulák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Hynek Sekanina, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Daniel Charbulák, Ph.D.
Institute of physics in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
APUNA023/FyzDiagnMetody: Tue 9:45–12:10 116, H. Sekanina
APUNA023/MonitorZivProstr: Thu 9:45–12:10 116, H. Sekanina
Basic knowledge of electricity and magnetism at the high school level
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Students will form their own practical measurement familiar with the basic measurements in electricity and magnetism.
Learning outcomes
The student will be able to explain the nature of the investigated physical phenomenon, perform an experiment with available laboratory aids, evaluate the measurement results and determine the measurement error.
  • 1. Measurement of basic quantities. Measurement of voltage, current, resistance, power and frequency; verification of Kirchhoff's laws.
    2. Calibration of the measuring device with a laboratory instrument; determining the internal resistance of the meter; changing the range of the ammeter a voltmeter.
    3. Measurement of resistance by deflection methods.
    4. Bridge circuits.
    5. The principle of voltage and current compensation and its use for determining the electromotive voltage of the primary cell.
    6. Electric current work; verification of the relationship between quantities describing direct current and alternating current (electric current) calorimeter); graduation of an ammeter with a coulombmeter to hydrogen.
    7. Experimental investigation of electric field.
    8. Behavior of some basic passive elements in an AC circuit.
    9. Study of capacitor; capacitor capacity determination by direct and RLC bridge method; charge determination accumulated by a capacitor; a change in the voltage across the capacitor when its geometric dimensions change; connection capacitors.
    10. Study of properties of magnetic fields; magnetic field interactions.
    11. Determination of Planck's constant from photoelectric effect.
    12. Measurement of Hall constant of semiconductor.
    required literature
  • Krupka, Horák. Technická fyzika. SNTL Praha. info
    recommended literature
  • Sedlák B., Štoll I. Elektřina a magnetismus. Academia a Univerzita Karlova, 1993. info
  • Krupka F., Kalivoda L. Fyzika. SNTL, Praha, 1989. info
  • Krempaský J. Fyzika. SNTL ALFA, Praha-Bratislava, 1988. info
  • Fajt a kol. Elektrická měření. SNTL, Praha, 1987. info
  • Kvasnica J. Teorie elektromagnetického pole. Academia, Praha, 1985. info
  • Čičmanec P. Elektřina a magnetizmus. ALFA, Bratislava, 1980. info
  • Fuka J., Havelka B. Elektřina a magnetismus. SPN, Praha, 1979. info
  • Drechsler, Gyárfáš, Jakl, Vítkovec. Elektrická měření II. Základní metody. SNTL, Praha, 1973. info
Teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
One-to-One tutorial
Individual consultations
Laboratory work
Assessment methods
Credit is awarded for full participation in seminars (in case of excused absence, the measurement must be replaced), successful completion of two control tests (point gain of at least 70% of the maximum), and elaboration of laboratory protocols.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
Requirements for graduation credit: full participation in practical measurements, measuring readiness for any given task, performance measurement assigned tasks and then processing of the measurement protocol, the protocol approval by the teacher.Getting at least 70% of the points from the certification of the final written test.
The course is also listed under the following terms summer 2021, summer 2022.
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