BIp002 Inorganic Nature 1

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. RNDr. Jindřich Štelcl, CSc. (lecturer)
RNDr. Václav Vávra, Ph.D. (seminar tutor), doc. RNDr. Jindřich Štelcl, CSc. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Jindřich Štelcl, CSc.
Department of Biology - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Jindřich Štelcl, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Biology - Faculty of Education
Tue 21. 9. to Tue 14. 12. Tue 13:00–14:50 učebna 50
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BIp002/01: Mon 20. 9. to Mon 13. 12. Mon 9:00–9:50 laboratoř 83, V. Vávra
BIp002/02: Mon 20. 9. to Mon 13. 12. Mon 8:00–8:50 laboratoř 83, V. Vávra
BIp002/03: Mon 20. 9. to Mon 13. 12. Mon 14:00–14:50 laboratoř 83, J. Štelcl
BIp002/04: Mon 20. 9. to Mon 13. 12. Mon 13:00–13:50 laboratoř 83, J. Štelcl
BIp002/05: Mon 20. 9. to Mon 13. 12. Mon 15:00–15:50 laboratoř 83, J. Štelcl
Basic knowledge from chemistry, mathematics, physics and geography for secondary school.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Basic information from mineralogy and petrology will be refer in these lectures. Origin, structura and chemistry of the minerals will be discuss in the first part of lectures. Mineralogical system will be presented in simple form. The relevant information will be provide about classification and origin of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to: - orientation in issues and terminology related to inanimate nature; - to select and document selected natural phenomena and processes on particular samples of rocks and minerals.
  • I. Principles of mineralogy 1. Introduction to the study of minerals and crystals. 2. Origin and growth of crystals. 3. Crystallography - external form (crystal symmetry, symmetry elements, crystal faces, crystallographic axes, Weiss and Miller indices, names and description of crystal forms). 4. Crystallography - crystal structures (principles of crystal structure, translation directions and distances, three-dimensional lattices, unique types of space lattices). 5. Crystal chemistry (bonding forces in crystals, isomorphism and polymorphism). 6. Physical properties of minerals (specific gravity, hardness, cleavage and fracture, tenacity, fusibility, thermal and electric conductivity, electrical properties - piezoelectricity, pyroelectricity, magnetic properties, radioactivity, luminescence). 7. Optical properties of minerals (nature of light, diaphaneity and luster, reflection and refraction, index of refraction, polarized light, polarizing instruments). 8. Minerals: endogenous and exogenous origin. 9. Systematic mineralogy, mineral classification, overview and characteristics of selected minerals. II. Principles of petrography 1. Introduction to the study of rocks. 2. Basic distribution and properties of rocks. 3. Igneous rocks (classification of igneous rocks, igneous magma bodies, magma - nature and sources, magmatic crystallization and differentiation, overview and characteristics of selected igneous rocks). 4. Sedimentary rocks (formation of sedimentary rocks: weathering, transportation, deposition, diagenesis; basis of classification, overview and characteristics of selected types of sedimentary rocks). 5. Metamorphic rocks (metamorphism - nature and categories, contact and regional metamorphism, basis of classification, overview and characteristics of selected types of metamorphic rocks).
    recommended literature
  • VÁVRA, Václav, Jindřich ŠTELCL and Zdeněk LOSOS. Atlas minerálů (Atlas of minerals). 1. vydání. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013. Elportál. ISBN 978-80-210-6258-0. url info
  • ŠTELCL, Jindřich and Václav VÁVRA. Multimediální atlas hornin jako interaktivní pomůcka při výuce. Elportál. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2009. ISSN 1802-128X. URL info
  • VÁVRA, Václav and Zdeněk LOSOS. Multimediální studijní texty z mineralogie pro bakalářské studium. Elportál. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2009. ISSN 1802-128X. URL info
  • ZAMARSKÝ, Vítězslav, Miloslava KUDĚLÁSKOVÁ and Vladimír SLIVKA. Mineralogie a petrografie. 2. vyd. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 1998. 313 s. ISBN 8070780495. info
  • ZIMÁK, Jiří. Mineralogie a petrografie. 3. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, Přírodovědecká fakulta, 1998. 226 s. ISBN 8070678569. info
  • KRIST, Ernest and Michal KRIVÝ. Petrológia. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Alfa, 1985. 461 s. info
    not specified
  • KLEIN, Cornelis and Cornelius S. HURLBUT. Manual of mineral science : (after James D. Dana) [Klein, 2002]. 22nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002. xii, 641 s. ISBN 0-471-25177-1. info
  • BERNARD, Jan Hus and Rudolf ROST. Encyklopedický přehled minerálů. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1992. 701 s. ISBN 8020003606. info
  • BERNARD, Jan Hus. Mineralogie Československa. 2. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1981. 645 s. : i. info
  • HEJTMAN, Bohuslav. Petrografie [Hejtman, 1981]. 3. opr. vyd. Praha: SNTL - Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1981. 261 s. info
  • PAUK, František and Jaroslav BICAN. Mineralogie a petrografie pro posluchače pedagogických fakult. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1976. 312 s. info
  • SLAVÍK, František, Jiří NOVÁK and Jaroslsav KOKTA. Mineralogie [Slavík, 1974]. 5. přeprac. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1974. 486 s. info
Teaching methods
Method of instruction is online lectures and laboratory exercises with electronic presentations.
Assessment methods
Written test performed in the case of a favorable epidemiological situation in full-time form. The test lasts up to 45 minutes and consists of thirty mostly open-ended questions with the possibility of simple answers. The exam questions correspond to the syllabus.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
Student can appear in the exam only if he / she has met all the predetermined conditions of the subject !!!
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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