Course: History of physics

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Course title History of physics
Course code KFY/XHIFY
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
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)
  • Blažek Josef, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
The subject will be specified after an agreement with each student. Pre-classical physics: antiquity, Middle Ages Classical physics: mechanics, astronomy, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, statistical physics, optics Physics of the 20th Century: theory of relativity, quantum and atomic physics, particle physics, astronomy, ...

Learning activities and teaching methods
Individual preparation for exam
Learning outcomes
The course provides basic ideas of pre-physics concepts and key stages of physics development. Attention will be focused on the physical ideas and experiments. Due to the extent of the subject, specific topics will be specified in agreement with individual students.
Basic orientation in the history of the development of physical ideas
Prerequisites
Basic physical knowledge

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Basic orientation in the physics. Knowledge of English. Elaboration of a selected topic in written form.
Recommended literature
  • http://artemis.osu.cz/dfyzy/dfyzy.pdf.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_physics.
  • I. Kraus:. Fyzika od Tháleta k Newtonovi. Kapitoly z dějin fyziky. Academia, Praha 2007..
  • I. Kraus:. Fyzikové ve službách průmyslové revoluce. Academia, 2012..
  • I. Kraus:. Století fyzikálních objevů. Academia, 2014..
  • I. Štoll:. Dějiny fyziky. Prometheus, Praha, 2009..
  • J. Z. Buchwald, R. Fox. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics. OUP, UK, 2013. ISBN 978-0-19-880532-8.
  • K. Simonyi. A Cultural History of Physics. USA, 2012. ISBN 978-1-56881-329-5.
  • R. Zajac, J. Pišút, J. Šebesta:. Historické pramene súčasnej fyziky 2. Bratislava, UK 1997..
  • R. Zajac, J. Šebesta:. Historické pramene súčasnej fyziky 1. Bratislava, Afa, 1990..


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: -