Lecturer(s)


Fuciman Marcel, Mgr. Ph.D.

Polívka Tomáš, prof. RNDr. Ph.D.

Course content

Content of lectures: 1. Special theory of relativity, relativistic mechanics 2. Dual properties of particles and waves 3. Structure of the atom 4. Bohr model of the hydrogen atom 5. Quantum mechanics 6. Quantum theory of the hydrogen atom 7. Multielectron atoms 8. Atomic and molecular spectra 9. Atomic nucleus 10. Nuclear isotopes, spontaneous and induced radioactivity 11. Radioactive decay, activity 12. Elementary particles 13. Particle accelerators 14. Interaction of particles, particle detectors Content of practicals: Solving of problems with relation to the current lecture

Learning activities and teaching methods

Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
 Class attendance
 8 hours per semester
 Preparation for classes
 50 hours per semester
 Preparation for exam
 30 hours per semester
 Preparation for credit
 30 hours per semester

Learning outcomes

Physics of atoms, nuclei and elementary particles and basics of quantum mechanics.
Students acquire basic knowledge of atomic physics and learn to apply it in particular problem solving.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of basics of Physics I  III and mathematics for physicists.

Assessment methods and criteria

Combined exam
Two semesters of Mathematics. An active knowledge of the subject matter as presented by the teaching plan of the course.

Recommended literature


Beiser, A.:. Úvod do moderní fyziky, Academia Praha, 1975.

Halliday, D., Resnick, R., Walker J.:. Fyzika (Část 5  Moderní fyzika), Vutium Brno a Prometheus Praha 2000.

Patočka, J.:. Fyzika elementárních částic, UPJŠ Košice 1992.

Úlehla, I., Suk, M., Trka, Z.:. Atomy, jádra, částice, Academia Praha 1990.
