Course Details

Applied Physics (EVB)

Academic Year 2024/25

NBB011 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-EVB Winter Semester 1st year

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3 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

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13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Kinetic theory of gases, calculation of basic parameters of air, heat capacity, degrees of freedom 2. average composition of air, principles of measurement of pollutant concentration, micro- and nanoparticles in aerosols 3. Air humidity, calculation and measurement of main properties, various measurement methods, heat of fusion of water 4. Basics of thermodynamics, heat engine efficiency, thermoelectric materials, combined generation of electricity, heat and cold 5. Energy, cost, generation, conversion, storage and transport, renewable sources, energy consumption in Czech republic according to statistical data 6. Energy in transportation, electric cars, properties of lithium cells, economy, parameters of charging stations 7. Thermal conduction, Fouriérs law, basic algorithms for calculation of steady and dynamic state, free software for solving partial differential equations 8. Thermal energy management, storage, long term use of heat pumps, thermal flow in heat pump borehole 9. Electromagnetic radiation, theory and applications, wireless communication, infrared radiation, material degradation under UV exposure, spectral characteristics, human sight and color vision 10. Black body radiation, Planck's law, radiative heat transport, material properties in visible and infrared band 11. Greenhouse effect, principle, greenhouse gases, solar collectors, selective layers 12. Photovoltaic cells, efficiency, optimum operating point, power inverters, power grid stability 13. Intelligent buildings, automated measurement of physical properties, basic of microcontrollers programming, system with feedback loop, control and regulation, system stability


13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory


Topics and content of laboratory exercises: 1. Determination of heat capacity of solids by means of calorimeter (measurement) 2. Determination of coefficient of heat expansion of solids (measurement) 3. Determination of heat conduction of brick by means of non-stationary method (measurement) 4. Determination of adiabatic Poisson’s constant of air (measurement) 5. Determination of heat factor of heat pump (measurement) 6. Determination of frequency dependence of sound absorptivity (measurement) 7. Frequency analysis of sound (measurement) 8. Reverberation time in a room (measurement) 9. Main characteristics of a photovoltaic panel