Lecturer(s)


Kopáček Ondřej, Mgr. Ph.D.

Course content

Introduction, geometrical interpretation of Lorentz transformation, Minkowski spacetime, relativistic kinematics and dynamics, basics of relativistic electrodynamics, relativistic optics, special relativity theory in quantum and nuclear physics, general relativity theory physical principles.

Learning activities and teaching methods

Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Selfstudy (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
 Class attendance
 64 hours per semester

Learning outcomes

History and experimental foundations of Special Relativity Theory. Lorentz Transformation and some consequencies. Twodimensional spacetime. Minkowski spacetime, light cone, causality. Relativistic kinematics and dynamics. Principles of relativistic electrodynamics. Relativistic optics. Special Relativity in quantum and nuclear physics. Physical principles of general relativity.
The basic principles of speciel relativity and the relativistic mechanics, electromanetism, optics and nuclear physics.

Prerequisites

none

Assessment methods and criteria

Combined examination, Student's performance analysis, Didactic test
Requirements for credit are activity on practising and successful passing tests. Requirement for exam is right answering entered questions.

Recommended literature


FEYNMAN, R.P., LEIGHTON, R.B., SANDS, M. Feynmanove prednášky z fyziky I, II, III. Bratislava: Alfa, 1980.

VOTRUBA, V. Základy speciální teorie relativity. Praha: Academia, 1969.
