Atomics and optics (Physic II)

Higher education teachers: Iglič Aleš
Credits: 8
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64148

Subject description


  • Course enrollment - first year student of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana

Content (Syllabus outline):

Experimental basis and principles of the theory of electromagnetism, modelling of electric current in metals and electrolytes, physical models of diamagnetism, paramagnetism and ferromagnetism, Poisson equation, Poisson-Boltzmann equation and electric double layer, dielectric properties of solids and liquids electromagnetic waves and wave optics, frequency dependent refractive index, total internal reflection and optical fibres, photometry, geometrical optics, special theory of relativity and particle interactions, photoelectric effect, black-body radiation, the nature of X-rays and some of their applications, Bohr model and line atomic emission spectra, experimental basis, principles and basic equations of quantum mechanics, some simple examples described by using the methods of quantum mechanics, energy band structure in insulators, conductors and semiconductors.

Objectives and competences:

  • The acquired knowledge will enable the students to understand the electrical and magnetic properties of the materials important in electrical engineering.
  • The students will acquire a general education in technical and natural sciences and gain better understanding of theoretical and experimental methods innatural and technical sciences.

Intended learning outcomes:

Basic knowledge of electrical properties of materials which are important in electrical engineering. The application of the acquired knowledge in the fields of optics and atomics in different fields of electrotechnics.

Successful completion of the course will provide the students with:

  • education in fundamental atomics and optics, preparing them for a future as problem solvers or researchers in industry and in research institutes
  • a good basic education in atomics and optics suitable for a career in high-technology industry.

After completion of the course the students should be also 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 the general problems in electrical engineering,
  • solve practical problems in engineering, which prepare the students for independent research and development work in reserach institutes and in the industry ,
  • solve complex interdisciplinary engineering problems, requiring a knowledge and understanding of atomics and optics, as well as experience with analytical tools from the field of physics.

Learning and teaching methods:

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

Study materials

  1. Raymond A. Serway: Physics (international edition), Sounders Golden Sunburst Series (vsakokratna nova izdaja)
  2. A. Iglič: Električne lastnosti snovi, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, Založba FE in FRI, vsakokratna nova izdaja se nahaja tudi na:
  3. J. Strnad: Fizika 2. del: Elektrika, optika, DMFA (najnovejša izdaja)
  4. J. Strnad: Fizika 3. del: Posebna teorija relativnosti, kvantna fizika, atomi (najnovejša izdaja)
  5. T. Gyergyek, V. Kralj-Iglič, A. Iglič, M. Fošnarič: Vaje iz fizike II, Založba FE in FRI, vsakokratna nova izdaja se nahaja na:

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 1st cycle - Electrical Engineering