Course: PHYSICS IV - Atomic and nuclear physics

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Course title PHYSICS IV - Atomic and nuclear physics
Course code KFY/3F4
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Blažek Josef, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
- History of the development of the concept of atom from antiquity to the end of the 18th century. The beginnings of atomic physics in the 19th century, atomic spectra, the discovery of the electron - Thomson's pudding model and Rutherford's planetary model of the atom - Quantization of electromagnetic field: Planck-Einstein relation, photoelectric effect, Compton scattering - Bohr's model of the hydrogen atom - Electron shell of an atom: Pauli exclusion principle, quantum states and electron wave functions, atomic spectra, periodic table of elements - Atomic nucleus: nuclear structure, radioactivity, nuclear reactions - Gaining energy from nuclei: binding energy, nuclear fission, fusion - Standard model of particle physics

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
Students will gain basic knowledge about the structure of atoms and at the same time get acquainted with milestones in the historical development of atomic and nuclear physics. They will be able to transfer the simplified nowledge to primary school pupils and use it as a source of motivation.
Gain basic knowledge in the field of atomic and nuclear physics and be able to apply this knowledge in simplified form in the teaching of physics at elementary schools.
Basic overview of general physics and mathematics, corresponding to the first three semesters of bachelor's studies in physics at faculties of education.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Mastering the curriculum within the scope of exam requirements, the ability to solve simple problems requiring only the high school level of mathematics
Recommended literature
  • A. Beiser. Úvod do moderní fyziky. Academia Praha, 1978.
  • D. Halliday a kol. Fyzika, svazek 2. VUTIUM Brno, 2014. ISBN 978-80-214-4123-1.
  • S. Daniš. Atomová fyzika a elektronová struktura látek. matfyzpress, Praha, 2019. ISBN 978-80-7378-376-1.

Study plans that include the course
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