Lecturer(s)


Litvín Radek, RNDr. Ph.D.

Polívka Tomáš, prof. RNDr. Ph.D.

Course content

Seminar is focused on vurther development of ideas presented in the course Physics 3. The students are asked to do their own presentations of selected topics. Topics of the seminar: 1. Rigorous derivation of equations for damped and forced harmonic oscillator using diferential equations. 2. Derivation and solution of wave equation. Fourier analysis. 3. Derivation of equations for speed of sound and pressure amplitude. 4. Derivation of electromagnetic wave equation from Maxwell equations 5. Derivation of possible polarization states from general electromagnetic wave. Derivation of Snell law from Fermat principle. 6. Time and spatial coherence, degree of coherence. 7. Sound. Infrasound and ultrasound and their aplication. Doppler´s effect. Electromagnetic waves. Polarization. 8. Fresnel diffraction. Method of solution of Fresnel integrals  Cornu spiral. 9. Analytic approach to geometrical optics, eikonal equation. 10. Microscopic theory of refraction index  Lorentz theory.

Learning activities and teaching methods

Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
 Class attendance
 28 hours per semester
 Preparation for classes
 30 hours per semester

Learning outcomes

Knowledge enlarging of an elementary course. Technical applications, mathematical deriving of important formulas.
Basic knowledge of mathematical analysis and algebra.

Prerequisites

The course Physics 3 must be taken parallel with this course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Student performance assessment, Systematic student observation
Active participation, presentation of selected topics.

Recommended literature


Feynman, R.P., Leighton, R.B. Feynmanovy přednášky z fyziky.

Halliday, D., Resnick, R., Walker, J. Fyzika, Vutium 2001. 2001.

Hecht, E. Optics. 2002.

Malý, P. Optika. Praha, 2008.

Salh, B. E. A., Teich, M.C. Základy fotoniky. Matfyz Press Praha, 1994.
