480-4025/01 – Environmental Aspects of Ionizing Radiation (IZZP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits6
Subject guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr AlexaSubject version guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type A
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEI, USPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ALE02 Doc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Application of knowledge of nuclear physics.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course focuses on environmental aspects of ionizing radiation.

Compulsory literature:

Šeda J.: Dozimetrie ionizujícího záření, SNTL, Praha, 1983. Gilmore G.: Practical Gamma-ray Spectrometry, Wiley, 2008. Leo W.R.: Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994. Doporučená

Recommended literature:

Copper W.J. a kol.: Environmental Applications of Ionizing Radiation, Wiley, 1998. Jaderná legislativa (http://www.sujb.cz/legislativa/).

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Completing of selected tasks.


Další požadavky na studenta

Systematic preparation for lectures


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Natural sources of ionizing radiation. 2. Anthropogenic sources of ionizing radiation. 3. Radioactive decay chains. Measurement of natural gamma ray background. 4. Radiation map of the Czech Republic. Radon measurement. 5. Nuclear accidents. Radioisotope emission. 137Cs in environment. 6. Nuclear waste. Gamma spectrum of uranium ore. 7. Food radioactivity. Measurement. 8. Biological effects of ionizing radiation. 9. Fundamental of dosimetry. Measurement of dosimetric quantities. 10. Calculation of the effective dose. 11. Radiation risk management. Shielding. 12. International and national legislation in radiation safety. 13. Organization of radiation protection in the Czech Republic. 14. The Atomic Act. Decrees of the State Office for Nuclear Safety.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 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 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Obligatory laboratory measurements and complete reports of all measurements.

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2020/2021 (N0533A110006) Applied Physics AJF P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type A study plan
2019/2020 (N0533A110006) Applied Physics AJF P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type A study plan
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2018/2019 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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