C5340 Nonequilibrium systems

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Alternate Types of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. RNDr. Igor Kučera, DrSc. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Igor Kučera, DrSc.
Department of Biochemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Igor Kučera, DrSc.
Supplier department: Department of Biochemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 19. 9. to Sun 18. 12. Tue 13:00–14:50 A5-114
Students must have completed the basic courses on mathemathics and physical chemistry.
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 the course is directly associated with
there are 23 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should gain an elementary idea about the applications of nonequilibrium thermodynamics and kinetics to the phenomenological description of the processes in (bio) chemical systems.
  • A. Introduction to the thermodynamics of irreversible processes 1. Entropy production 2. Phenomenological equations and Onsager reciprocal relations 3. Evolution criteria and stability of stationary states 4. Solution of selected problems B. Thermodynamic analysis of coupled processes 1. Energy conversion 2. Osmosis and electrokinetic phenomena 3. Thermoelectric phenomena C. Mathematical modeling of nonlinear dynamic systems 1. Basic terms; attractors 2. Bifurcations 3. Spatial pattern formation 4. Oscillating Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction 5. Metabolic control analysis 6. Prebiotic evolution
    recommended literature
  • FISCHER, Oldřich and Igor KUČERA. Nerovnovážné soustavy : termodynamika nevratných chemických a buněčných procesů. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1987. 154 s. info
  • ATKINS, P. W. Physical chemistry. 6th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. xvi, 1014. ISBN 0198501013. info
  • COVENEY, Peter V. and Roger HIGHFIELD. Šíp času :cesta vědou za rozluštěním největší záhady lidstva. 1. vyd. Ostrava: Oldag, 1995. 472 s., [1. ISBN 80-85954-08-7. info
  • GLEICK, James. Chaos :vznik nové vědy. Translated by Jaroslav Sedlář - Renata Kamenická. [1. vyd.]. Brno: Ando Publishing, 1996. 349 s. ISBN 80-86047-04-0. info
Teaching methods
Lectures complemented with practical demonstrations of computer modelling and laboratory experiments on oscillating reactions.
Assessment methods
The examination is written. Students may use any materials that they have brought with them. 70 % correct answers is needed to pass.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 1999, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, autumn 2017.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2016, recent)
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