Course detail

Modern Physics

FEKT-NMFYAcad. year: 2015/2016

The postulates of relativity and their implications, the Lorentz transformation, world lines, relativistic energy and momentum. Quantization of energy, wave properties of particles, the uncertainty principle, Hermitian operators, the Schrödinger equation, particles in potential fields, tunneling through a barrier, spin, principles of a laser, radiative transitions, band theory of solids.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will have some familiarity with main ideas of relativity and with most of the important models of quantum mechanics.

Prerequisites

The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

House J.E.: Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics Academic Press, San Diego, London,..., 1998
Landshoff P., Metherell A.,Rees G.: Essential Quantum Physics Cambridge University Press,1999
Sartori L.: Understanding Relativity University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1996
R.C. Hillborn: Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics: An Introduction for. Scientists and Engineers, Oxford University Press, Oxford and New. York, 1994
Serway R., A.: Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, London,..., 1996
Brandt D., Hiller J., Moloney M.: Modern Physics Simulations Wiley, New York, Toronto,..., 1995
Hiller J., Johnston I., Styer D.: Quantum Mechanics Simulations Wiley, New York, Toronto,..., 1995.
Halliday D., Resnick R., Walker J.: Physics Wiley New York 2001

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examination..

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every year.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The postulates of relativity and their implications, the Lorentz transformation, world lines, relativistic energy and momentum. The quantization of energy, the wave properties of particles, the uncertainty principle, Hermitian operators, Schrödinger equation, particles in boxes, tunneling through a barrier, spin, radiative transitions, the band theory.
Chaos in conservative and dissipative systems, deterministic chaos.

Aims

The purpose of this coarse is to introduce students to the most important ideas , concepts and laws of twentieth-century physics.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-TIT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, theoretical subject
    branch MN-SVE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, theoretical subject
    branch MN-EEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, theoretical subject

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer