Course: Plasma physics

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Course title Plasma physics
Course code KFY/XFPLA
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 15
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Černý Pavel, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kříž Pavel, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction - definition, occurrence in nature, plasma physics significance 2. Elementary processes - elementary particles, collisions, radiation, thermodynamics 3. Macroscopic characteristics - quasi-neutrality, solid-plasma interaction, plasma frequency, probe diagnostics, wave propagation in plasma 4. Electrical discharges - distribution, characteristics, significance 5. Space plasma - Earth magnetosphere, dusty plasma 6. Plasma applications - low and high temperature plasma, atmospheric and low pressure systems, laser plasma, thermonuclear fusion

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The introduction to the basics of plasma physics is main aim of the course. Student acquires knowledge of basic definitions, occurrence and significance of plasma in nature. Graduate will be able to explain the processes occurring in plasma, he will know laboratory and natural plasma resources and their applications in various branches of physics and engineering. Furthermore, he acquires a skill to project plasma physics to the teaching at secondary and primary schools, he will able to perform some experiments applicable to these school levels, he will also know the security aspects of these experiments.
Graduate is able to explain the processes occurring in plasma, he knows laboratory and natural plasma resources and their applications in various branches of physics and engineering. Furthermore, he is able to project plasma physics to the teaching at secondary and primary schools, he manages to perform some experiments applicable to these school levels, he knows also the security aspects of these experiments.
Prerequisites
none

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Basic knowledge of experimental physics and mathematical tools. Ability to prepare and perform simple frontal experiments.
Recommended literature
  • Chen, F. F.:. Úvod do fyziky plazmatu, Academia Praha, 1984..
  • Janca, J., Kudrle, V., Eliáš, M., Zajícková, L.:. Fyzika plazmatu I, MU Brno, 2003..
  • Kracík, J., Slavík, J. B., Tobiáš, J.:. Elektrické výboje, SNTL Praha, 1964..
  • Kracík, J., Šesták, B., Aubrecht, L.:. Základy klasické a kvantové fyziky plazmatu, Academia Praha, 1977..
  • Kulhánek, P.:. Úvod do teorie plazmatu, AGA Praha, 2013..


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Theory of Education in Physics (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Theory of Education in Physics (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -