PřF:F4190 Introduction to the physics of - Course Information

F4190 Introduction to the physics of stellar systems

Faculty of Science
spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
3/1/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Mikulášek, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. Mgr. Jiří Krtička, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Andrea Dobešová (seminar tutor)
prof. RNDr. Jana Musilová, CSc.
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Mikulášek, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Thu 10:00–12:50 F3,03015
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
F4190/01: Mon 14:00–14:50 F4,03017
Graduation of the course F3800 "An introduction to stellar physics" in the autumn term
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
Main objectives are understaning of the physics of variable stars, stellar systems (binaries, clusters, and galaxies), interstellar matter, and evolution of Universe.
Learning outcomes
A student will be able after the ending of the course to comprehend the physics of variable stars, stellar systems and galaxies.
  • Physics of binary stars. Evolution of clouse binary stars.
  • Physics of variable stars. Types of variable stars, causes of their variability.
  • Stellar clusters and associations. Globular and open clusters, 0 and T associations.
  • Physics of interstellar matter.
  • Stars in the Galaxy. Structure of the Galaxy, its dynamics, the origin and evolution.
  • Stars and the Universe. The role of stars in the Universe. Structure and evolution of the Universe. The first and the last stars in the Universe.
  • MIKULÁŠEK, Zdeněk and Jiří KRTIČKA. Základy fyziky hvězd. 2005. info
  • An introduction to modern astrophysics. Edited by Bradley W. Carroll - Dale A. Ostlie. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2007. 1 v. (vari. ISBN 978-0-321-44284-0. info
Teaching methods
3 hours classical lectures, exercises, consultations, oral exam
Assessment methods
Attendance of the excercises is mandatory. A written test is mandatory before the oral exam. Students will be graded according to the oral exam.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
General note: L.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2000, Spring 2002, Spring 2004, Spring 2006, Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2014, Spring 2016.
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