F4190 Introduction to the physics of stellar systems

Faculty of Science
Spring 2012
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. Marek Skarka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Mikulášek, 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
Tue 15:00–17:50 F1,01014, Tue 18:00–18:50 F1,01014
Graduation of the course "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.
  • 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
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 - acreditation, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, spring 2018, Spring 2020.
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