Atomics and optics

Subject description

Experimental basis and principles of the theory of   elekcromagnetism, dielectric properties of  solids and liquids, Poisson equation, Poisson-Boltzmann equation  and  electric double layer, modelling of  electrical current in metals and electrolytes, physical models  of   diamagnetism,  paramagnetism and  feromagnetism, electromagnetic waves and   intereference phenomena, total internal  reflection and optical fibres,  thin-film reflection and interference ,  photometry, black-body radiation,   geometrical optics, special theory of relativity and and particle interactions, photoelectric effect , wave-particle duality, Bohr  model and  line atomic  emission spectra,  X-rays  and some of  their applications.

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

Understanding of basic physical laws

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, tutorials, demonstrative experiments during lectures  and  lectures of  visiting professors from abroad.

Expected study results

The acquired knowledge in the fields of atomics and optics  will enable the students to better understand the electrical properties of  the materials which are   important in electrical engineering.  The  students will   acquire a general education in atomics and optics and  also  gain better understanding of  theoretical and experimental methods which are used  in  electrical engineering.

Successful completion of  the course will provide the students with:

– education in fundamental  atomics  and optics, preparing  them for a future as problem solvers in the industry,

– a good basic education in atomics  and optics  suitable for a career in the industry from teh field of  electrical enginerring.

After completion of  the course the  students should be able to/of:

-use  the basic  theoretical tools of  atomics  and optics   that are needed for the more specialised courses in electrical engineering,
-application of   the basic laws of  atomics  and optics  to  solve  general problems  in electrical engineering,

– solve practical problems in engineering , which prepare  the students for independent  development  work  in  the industry ,

– solve  interdisciplinary engineering  problems,  requiring  a  knowledge and understanding  of   atomics  and optics, as well as experience with analytical tools from the field of physics.

Basic sources and literature

1.R. A. Serway: Physics (international edition), Sounders Golden Sunburst Series (vsakokratna  nova izdaja)

2.A. Iglič: Električne lastnosti snovi, Založba FE in FRI,  vsakokratna  nova izdaja je tudi na:

3.A. Iglič, V. Kralj-Iglič, T.  Gyergyek: Vaje iz fizike II, Založba FE in FRI,  vsakokratna  nova izdaja je tudi na:

4. J. Strnad: Fizika 2. del: Elektrika, optika, DMFA (najnovejša  izdaja)

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