Course: Plasma Physics for Combined Studies

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Course title Plasma Physics for Combined Studies
Course code UFY/FPK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Straňák Vítězslav, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to plasma physics 2. Kinetic theory of gases 3. Atom structure, ionisation 4. Introduction to physical chemistry 5. Collision process in plasma bulk 6. Plasma and its categories 7. Low-temperature plasma 1 8. Low-temperature plasma 2 9. Sources of laboratory plasma 10. Kinetic description of low-temperature plasma - Boltzman eq. 11. High-temperature plasma 12. Plasma application potential

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Laboratory, Practical training
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course aims on the introduction to plasma physics and ionized media; definition of plasma, processes in plasma bulk (ionization, dissociation, collisions), plasma radiation, low-temperature and high-temperature plasma, plasma sources, application in technology. The aim is to broad the general knowledge and to demonstrate the possible scientific orientation following the current trends in the scientific and application areas.
Students will get basic knowledge of plasma and ionized media. He / she will be able to solve simple practical problems and numerical examples. Studentd will be theoretically prepared for another related subjects (vacuum physics, plasma technology, plasma in biomedicine).
basic knowledge of mathematics, general physics and electricity and magnetism
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Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Test

Understanding of the topic within the frame given by the plan. Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: exam: passing the test min 75%, proof of knowledge at the oral exam min 75%.
Recommended literature
  • F.F.Chen: Úvod do fyziky plazmatu. Academia, Praha 1984.
  • J. Kracík: Fyziky plazmatu, Praha 1966.
  • J. Kracík: Základy klasické a kvantové fyziky plazmatu, Praha 1974.
  • M.A. Lieberman, A.J. Lichtenberg, Principles of plasma discharges and materials processing, J. Wiley, New York 2005.
  • P. Kulhánek: Úvod do teorie plazmatu, Praha 2011.
  • R. Hippler, H. Kersten, M. Schmidt, K. H. Schoenbach: Low Temperature Plasma,: Fundamentals, Technologies and Techniques, Wiley-VCH, 2008.
  • V. Martisovic, Základy fyziky plazmy, Bratislava (2006), 192 s. ISBN 80-223-1983..

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): Measuring and Computer Technology (1) Category: Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer