Course: Astrophysics

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Course title Astrophysics
Course code KFY/ASFE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Erhart Jiří, prof. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kopáček Ondřej, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Šíma Zdislav, RNDr. CSc.
Course content
The principles of general relativity and its experimental tests, stars and systems of stars. White dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars, quasars, black holes. Elements of cosmology, relict radiation. History and future of the universe, big bang.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
  • Preparation for exam - 56 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The intepretation and qualitative explanation of the astrophysical phenomena
The principles of both the special and general relativity, together with the classical and some basic quantum physics, provides the students understanding if contemporary state and discoveries in the field of astrophysics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

satisfactory presence, two papers (total 100 points), examination
Recommended literature
  • HAWKING, S.V. Vesmír v kostce. Praha: Argo, 2002.
  • HORSKÝ, J., BARTOŇ, S. Relativistický vesmír. Brno: Ando Publishing, 1997.
  • NOVIKOV, I. Černé díry a vesmír. Praha: MF, 1989.
  • ŠOLC, M. A KOL. Fyzika hvězd a vesmíru. Praha, SPN, 1983.

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