516-0892/02 – Plasma Physics (FYP)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Libor Hlaváč, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Libor Hlaváč, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation2015/2016
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HLA57 prof. Ing. Libor Hlaváč, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student analyses physical phenomena present in plasma, he combines knowledge from the classical and quantum physics in the description of plasma, he summarises knowledge and experiences and he interprets knowledge in terms of solution of the practical problems.

Teaching methods



The aim of the subject Plasma Physics is to present students the basic physical processes running in plasma, their mathematical description and practical impact of them. Specific properties of plasma generated in laboratory and plasma for industrial use or accompanying industrial processes are analysed in more detail.

Compulsory literature:

Hora, H.: Physics of Laser Driven Plasmas, J.Wiley&sons, New York, 1981 Nicholson, D.R.: Introduction to Plasma Theory, J.Wiley&sons, New York, 1983

Recommended literature:

Chen, F.F.: Introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion. Volume 1 - Plasma physics. Springer, New York, 2006, (ISBN 0-306-41332-9), ISBN 978-0-306-41332-2

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Další požadavky na studenta

Systematic preparation for lectures.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Conditions of the substances in the universe - plasma 2. Movement of charged particle – mutual activity of particles 3. Boltzmann’s integer-differential equation 4. Hydromagnetics 5. Coulomb collisions and Fokker-Planck’s equation 6. Quantum statistics and quantum kinetic equations 7. Wave propagation in plasmas 8. Stability and radiation of plasma 9. Plasma in a lab and industry 10. Plasma in the universe

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester, validity until: 2015/2016 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  20
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2015/2016 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied physics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied physics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied physics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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