060-0032/01 – Theory of safety technologies (TBT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Security ServicesCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Karla Barčová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Karla Barčová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2022/2023Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BAL301 Ing. Dalibor Balner, Ph.D.
BAR75 doc. RNDr. Karla Barčová, Ph.D.
KAD0084 Ing. Miriam Kadlubcová
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 14+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic physical principles of instruments and equipment used in safety practice. Students must demonstrate knowledge of basic physical quantities and principles in safety practice, understand their use in solving practical problems and explain the applications and use of technical measurements and technical experiments. Part of the course is knowledge of basic concepts in the field of ionizing radiation and radiation protection. Understanding the goals and principles of radiation protection.

Teaching methods



The introduction of the course is devoted to physical quantities, physical principles, technical measurements and experiments and their use in solving specific problems of security practice. Follows the section devoted to the principles of electromagnetic and mechanical waves and their applications, the principles of spectroscopic methods, defectoscopy and an overview of physical fields. The next part is devoted to basic information about ionizing radiation, sources, natural and artificial radioactivity, dosimetric quantities and their units. The conclusion deals with the principles and methods of radiation protection, detectors of ionizing radiation, including the use of radionuclides in practice.

Compulsory literature:

HALLIDAY, D., RESNICK, R., WALKER, J.: Fundamentals of Physics. Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 2005. EAN: 9780471735397.FEYNMAN, R.P., LEIGHTON, R.B., SANDS, M.: The Feynman Lectures on Physics: The Definitive and Extended Edition. Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company, 2nd edition, 2005, ISBN: 0805390456 KNIGHT, R.D.: Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics. Addison-Wesley, 2011. ISBN - 10: 0321740904. SHANKAR, R.: Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity and Thermodynamics. An open Yale Courses. Yale University Press, 2014. ISBN-10:0300192207. DUNLAP, R.A.:Experimental Physics: Modern Methods, Oxford University Press, 1988. ISBN-10: 0195049497.

Recommended literature:

KNOLL, G.F.: Radiation Detection and Measurement, Wiley, 2010. ISBN-10: 0470131489. MARTIN, A; HARBISON, S.: An Introduction to Radiation Protection, CRC Pres, 6th edition, 2012. ISBN-10:1444146076.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Preparation of a seminar paper on a pre-specified topic and its presentation in an exercise (credit), written and oral examination covering topics from the theoretical part of the lectures.


Other requirements

Attendance at lectures and seminars, elaboration of the assigned seminar work and its presentation, solution of theoretical examples within the framework of theoretical exercises and possibly also laboratory measurements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Electromagnetic waves, basic radiometric and photometric quantities, laws of radiation of bodies. Doppler effect and possibilities of use. Optical systems, defects and correction options. Lasers, masseurs, security classes, thermal imagers and their applications. Metal detectors - types, construction, detection principle, magnetic induction and eddy current generation. Basic spectroscopic methods (IR, Raman, THz) Chromatographic methods of substance analysis - liquid, gas and combination with mass spectrometry. Sound, ultrasound and infrasound. Vibration, measurement of noise and vibration, impact on health. Non-destructive defectoscopy (radiodefectoscopy, IR and ultrasonic flaw detection). Radiation accidents and incidents. Transport of radioactive material. Safety of nuclear power plants.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 25  15
        Examination Examination 75  26
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: participation in seminars, elaboration of seminar work on a pre-selected topic, written test

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N1032A020006) Physical security engineering TFB P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N1032A020006) Physical security engineering TFB K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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