PřF:F6560 History of astronomy - Course Information
F6560 History of astronomyFaculty of Science
spring 2012 - acreditation
The information about the term spring 2012 - acreditation is not made public
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 1 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. RNDr. Vladimír Štefl, CSc. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Mikulášek, CSc.
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Vladimír Štefl, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- Předmět je určen především studentům fyziky se zaměřením na astronomii. U studentů je předpokládána znalost astronomie na úrovni bakalářského kursu.
- 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
- Main objectives can be summarized as follows: to acquire integrated information view on evolution astronomy; to understand and analyze individual period of historical evolution astronomy science; to understand of importance of astronomy for development of technics and human society
- 1. Importance of astronomy
- 2. Astronomy in antiquity
- 3. Astronomy in Middle Ages and in Renaissance
- 4. Celestial mechanics
- 5. Stellar astronomy
- 6. Astrophysics
- 7. Extragalactical astronomy and cosmology
- 8. Historical evolution of astronomy in our country
- Pannekoek, A.: A History of Astronomy. New York, Dover Publishing 1989.
- Štefl, V., Krtička, J.: Historie astronomie. http://www.physics.muni.cz/astrohistorie
- Teaching methods
- classical lectures; At the end of the course student should be able to interpret basic ideas of historical evolution of astronomy and demostrate importance of astronomy for human society.
- Assessment methods
- oral exam
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.
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