516-1003/01 – Physics III (FIII)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Ondřej Životský, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Ondřej Životský, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2016/2017
Intended for the facultiesUSPIntended for study typesBachelor
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge of students will include: - applications of high-level mathematics on problems from the area of description of optical effects; - broad review about optical methods used in modern applications; - theoretical and practical introduction into the measurements of basic optical quantities and parameters.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


Compulsory literature:

JENKINS, F. A., WHITE, H. E. Fundamentals of optics. 4th ed.: McGraw-Hill, 1981. HECHT, E. Optics. 2nd ed.: Addison-Wesley, 1987.

Recommended literature:

BORN, M., WOLF, E. Principles of Optics. Oxford: Pergamon, 1980. MANDEL, L., WOLF, E. Optical coherence and quantum optics. New York: Cambridge, 1995.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Systematic work oriented on problem solution is assumed.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Subject outline: 1. Geometric optics, optical devices, eye. 2. Wave function, wave equation, plane and spherical waves, monochromatic and polychromatic light. 3. Interference, diffraction, light coherence. 4. Electromagnetic optics, energy of elmag. waves, Maxwell equations in homogeneous isotropic materials. 5. Conductive materials, relations between absorption and dispersion. 6. Reflection and transmission of waves, Fresnell relations, polarization of light, Faraday effect. 7. Interaction of radiation with material, photoelectric effect, optical and X-ray spectra, lasers.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester, validity until: 2016/2017 Summer 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 40 (40) 7
                Test č. 1 Written test 10  1
                Test č. 2 Written test 10  1
                Laboratorní práce Laboratory work 20  5
        Examination Examination 60 (60) 11
                Písemná zkouška Written examination 20  6
                Ústní zkouška Oral examination 40  5
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2015/2016 (B3968) Applied Sciences and Technologies (3901R076) Applied Sciences and Technologies P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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