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2021/2022

Waves, Optics and Atomic Physics

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02VOAF Z,ZK 6 4+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Josef Schmidt
Tutor:
Jan Vysoký, Juraj Kováč, Martin Malachov, Josef Schmidt, Daniel Štěrba, Václav Zatloukal
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Wave phenomena in mechanics and electromagnetism: modes, standing and travelling waves, wave packets indispersive media. Wave optics: polarization, interference, diffraction, coherence. Geometrical optics. Introduction toquantum physics: black body radiation, quantum of energy, photoeffect, the Compton effect, the de Broglie waves,the Schrodinger equation, stationary states and spectra of finite systems.

Requirements:

Course of basic physics (02MECH, 02ELMA)

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Oscillations of systems of mass points

2. Travelling waves in non-dispersive media

3. Waves in dispersive media

4. Energy and reflection of waves

5. Electromagnetic waves

6. Polarization

7. Interference and diffraction

8. Geometrical optics

9. Black body radiation, photons

10. The de Broglie waves

11. The Schrodinger equation

12. Stationary states and spectra

Syllabus of tutorials:

Solving problems to illustrate the theory from the lecture

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Physics of mechanical and electromagnetic oscillations and waves, introduction to quantum physics.

Skills:

Solving concrete physical and technical examples concerning oscillations and waves.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] W. Demtröder: Electrodynamics and Optics, Springer, 2019.

[2] F. S. Crawford, Jr.: Berkeley Physics Course 3, Waves, McGraw-Hill, New York 1968. (dostupné v knihovně FJFI ČVUT)

Recommended references:

[3] H. Georgi: The Physics of Waves, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River NJ 2015 (http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~hgeorgi/onenew.pdf)

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