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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Introduction to Modern Physics

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
12UMF Z 3 2+1 Czech
Lecturer:
Jan Pšikal (guarantor)
Tutor:
Jan Pšikal (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Physical Electronics
Synopsis:

The course is intended to be a concise introduction to modern / nonclassical physics for students who have already had basic classical physics course. A part of the course is delivered in a computational laboratory.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction: Concepts of modern physics.

2. Special and General relativity.

3. Wave, Particles and Quanta.

4. Structure of atoms.

5. Quantum theory of atoms.

6. Physics of atomic nuclei.

7. Nuclear energy and radiation.

8. Plasma and thermonuclear fusion.

9. Elementary particles and astrophysics.

10. Nanophysics and nanotechnology.

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Computers and modern physics.

2. Physics of extreme systems.

Study Objective:

Knowledge: Basic overview of modern physics.

Skills: Application of computers in the problems of modern physics.

Study materials:

1. D. Halliday , R. Resnick, J. Walker: Fundamentals of Physics, 7th Ed., Wiley 2004. ISBN: 0-471-21643-7. Chap. 39 - 45.

2. D.G. Giancoli : Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, 3rd Ed., Prentice Hall 2000. ISBN: 0-13-021517-1. Chap. 37 - 45.

Note:
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