Course: Energy and Electron Transfer in Biological Systems

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Course title Energy and Electron Transfer in Biological Systems
Course code UFY/DEF
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Polívka Tomáš, prof. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of lectures: Natural laws in ancient Greek and middle ages, physics is born (Newton), thermodynamics (Carnot. Joule. Gibbs), elektromagnetism (Faraday. Maxwell), physics at the turn of 19th. and 20th century (Curie, Roentgen, Rutherford, Planck...), physics revolution - relativity and quantum physics (Einstein, Schrodinger, Heisenberg, Dirac, Pauli...), development of physics from the II. World War until today (Feynman, Gell-Mann,...), Czech physics, Nobel prizes in physics - mirror of the 20th century physics

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Projection
  • Preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 14 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Historical development in physics from ancient times till today
It is recommended students have at least basic knowledge of general physics
Prerequisites
Students' interest in physics and its historical development

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Seminar work, Interim evaluation

Participation on lectures, activity during discussions, presentation
Recommended literature
  • Buhrke: Převratné objevy fyziky, Academia 1998.
  • Cropper: Great Physicists, Oxford 2001.
  • Fara: Newton - formování génia, BB Art 2004.
  • Kragh: Quantum Generations, Princeton 1999.
  • Pais: Subtle is the Lord, Oxford 1982.
  • Štoll, I. Dějiny fyziky. 2009.


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): Physics for future teachers (1) Category: Physics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Applied Mathematics (2010) Category: Mathematics courses 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Mathematics for future teachers (1) Category: Mathematics courses 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Mathematics for future teachers (1) Category: Mathematics courses 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Secondary Schools Teacher Training in Mathematics (2012) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Secondary Schools Teacher Training in Mathematics (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Secondary Schools Teacher Training in Mathematics (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Mathematics for future teachers (1) Category: Mathematics courses 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Secondary Schools Teacher Training in Mathematics (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Mathematics for future teachers (1) Category: Mathematics courses 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter