060-0033/01 – Selected chapters of modern physics (VKMF)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Security ServicesCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Karla Barčová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Karla Barčová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2022/2023Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BAR75 doc. RNDr. Karla Barčová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with new trends in modern physics, which they may encounter not only in safety practice. They are based on the physical principles of devices, equipment and the latest technologies. Students must demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of the explained areas, understand their use in solving practical problems and explain the applications and uses in practice.

Teaching methods



The course is focused on attractive areas of physics, which students may encounter not only in safety practice, but also in the study of materials, methods and technologies using modern approaches and techniques. Topics range from optics, through laser applications, the use of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, spectroscopic and other experimental methods, thermonuclear fusion, alternative fuels and their safety to quantum and nuclear physics and the basics of special relativity.

Compulsory literature:

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.

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

Evaluation of the presentation of a seminar paper on a pre-assigned topic (credit), oral exam including topics from the theoretical part of 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:

Holography - application of lasers. Stationary satellites, guidance systems, GPS, Glonas. Photovoltaic panels and other alternative energy sources and fuels. RFID technology. Luminous optical fibers. Displays, 3D imaging technologies, liquid crystals and their applications (LCD). Biomimetics - pigments, hydrophobic materials, self-cleaning surfaces. Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. Thermonuclear fusion. Tokamaks and stellarators. Special theory of relativity. Quantum theory.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter 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 30  20
        Examination Examination 70  21
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: participation in seminars, elaboration of a seminar work on a pre-selected topic and its presentation within the teaching

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N1032A020006) Physical security engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (N1032A020006) Physical security engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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