480-6003/02 – Structure of Atomic Nuclei (SAJ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits10
Subject guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr AlexaSubject version guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesUSP, FEIIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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ALE02 Doc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To analyse models of atoms from the point of view of classical and quantum physics To describe radioactive decay and nuclear reactions To select a fundamental problem relating to the given field and to make an analysis of utilization of physical knowledge

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject deepens the knowledge of elementary particles and nuclei. The classic and quantum theories of scattering, properties and models of the atomic nuclei, radioactive decay and nuclear reactions form the basis of the subject.

Compulsory literature:

1.L. Valentin: Subatomic Physics: Nuclei and Particles, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, North-Holland, 1981. 2. R.F. Casten: Nuclear Structure from a Simple Perspective, Oxford, 2001.

Recommended literature:

1. P. Ring, P. Schuck: The Nuclear Many-Body Problem, Springer, 1980. 2. N.K. Glendenning: Direct Nuclear Reactions, World Scientific, 2004.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Preparing a presentation.


Další požadavky na studenta

Basic knowledge of quantum theory.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The course focuses on selected parts of nuclear physics according to the topic of PhD. thesis, in particular: Properties of atomic nuclei, nucleons and their elementary constituents. Phenomenological, semimicroscopic and microscopic models of atomic nuclei. Electromagnetic transitions in atomic nuclei. Radioactive decay and its theoretical description. Nuclear reactions (overview, theory and applications). Neutron physics (properties and interactions of neutrons).

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
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Min. number of points
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (P0533D110006) Applied Physics P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (P0533D110006) Applied Physics K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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