516-0910/03 – Physical Properties of Rocks (FVH)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Alois Fojtek, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Alois Fojtek, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2003/2004Year of cancellation2011/2012
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FOJ20 doc. RNDr. Alois Fojtek, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences


Teaching methods



From the physical point of view his subject classifies rocks as inhomogeneous materials in context to solid substances. It observes the physical a technical characteristic of rock and the impact of external and internal factors on these characteristics. In conclusion it observes mutual connections of properties and physical phenomena of rocks.

Compulsory literature:

1. Zwicker, C.: Physical properties of solid materials. Pergamon Press, London, 1994. 2. Physical Properties of the Mineral Systems of the Earths Interior, GFÚ ČAV and JČMF, Praha, 1995.

Recommended literature:

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Repetation Bonds in solids, crystal structure and its disorders. Fundamentals of band theory solids. 2. Physical properties of rocks Mineral, rock solid in terms of physics. Rock in situ and the sample. Physical-technical parameters of rocks, the influence of internal and external factors on properties of rocks. 3. mechanical properties Rocks in terms of density. Stress and strain in the rock, flexibility and strength. Plasticity and rheological properties of rocks. 4. acoustic properties Of elastic waves in the environment, the acoustic characteristics of rocks, the dependence characteristics of internal and external factors. 5. thermal properties Patterns of heat distribution in the rock, heat capacity, heat and temperature conductivity, thermal expansion of rocks. 6. Electrical and magnetic properties Polarization environment, permittivity, electrical conductivity of rocks. magnetic properties. Dissemination solenoid. waves in rocks. 7. Radiation and rock Optical properties of rocks, rock and x-rays, radioactivity of rocks and the effect of radiation on the rocks, neutron radiation. 8. multicomponent systems Balance in single-and multicomponent systems, metastable states, phase transitions. Dissociation and reaction of solids with gases. Water in rock. 9. mutual respect Characteristics of physical phenomena in rocks. Classification of rocks according to their physical properties.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2011/2012 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (P1701) Physics K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2010/2011 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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