Course: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Course title Astronomy and Astrophysics
Course code UFY/AST
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Jelínek Petr, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of lectures: 1. Historical development of astronomy and astrophysics, historical dates in astronomy and astrophysics, area of research in astronomy and astrophysics 2. Spherical trigonometry and its application in astronomy, spherical astronomy 3. Time, calendar and astronomy 4. Stellar sky 5. Elementary celestial mechanics 6. Radiation in astrophysics 7. Elementary astrophysical quantities of stars 8. Elementary astrophysics 9. Interstelllar matter 10. Stellar astronomy 11. Galactic and extragalactic astronomy 12. Beginning and evolution of the universe, cosmology 13. Solar system 14. Space exploration and astronautics Content of practicals: Problems solutions addressed to the topic discussed in lectures.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Excursion
  • Class attendance - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 15 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge of classical astronomy and astrophysics. This knowledge will provide the student with a broader overview of physics and will serve for a comprehensive education in physics.
After completing the course the student is able to solve astronomical and astrophysical problems, basic orientation in the sky, observation by astronomical technique.
Prerequisites
Completed courses of General and Theoretical physics, knowledge of integral and differential calculation.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Attendance at lectures and 75% attendance at seminars. Calculation of 70% of the exercises, answering at least 80% of the content of the questions.
Recommended literature
  • Hacar, B.:. Úvod do obecné astronomie. Praha, SPN, 1983.
  • Hlad, O., Pavlousek, J.:. Přehled astronomie. Praha, 1984.
  • Široký, J.:. Základy astronomie v příkladech. Praha, SPN, 1977.
  • Štefl, V.:. Úvod do dějin astronomie. Brno, UJEP, 1988.
  • Vanýsek, V.:. Základy astronomie a astrofyziky. Praha, Academia, 1980.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Secondary Schools Teacher Training in Physics (2012) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Physics (1) Category: Physics courses 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Measuring and Computer Technology (1) Category: Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Physics for future teachers (1) Category: Physics courses 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter