636-3002/03 – Solid state physics (FPLn)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. RNDr. Pavol Koštial, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. RNDr. Pavol Koštial, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOS09 prof. RNDr. Pavol Koštial, Ph.D.
BET37 doc. Ing. Petra Váňová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will gain following skills: - Define the interatomic forces in solid state materials and describe the fundamental chemical bonds and structures - Outline the influence of lattice vibrations on thermal parameters of solid state materials - Clarify the crystal symmetry influence on their physical properties - Describe fundamentals of quantum mechanics and statistical physics - Differentiate and define mechanisms of dielectric polarization - Outline ferromagnetic, ferroelectric materials as well as liquid crystals - Compare the electric properties of metals and semiconductors

Teaching methods



Lectures from the SSP cover a large domain of microscopic and phenomenological properties of SS. In the frame of the lecture are included tensor description of physical properties, structure and bindings of SS, thermal , dielectric and electric properties of SS and finally optical and magnetic behaviour of SS.

Compulsory literature:

BEISER, A. Perspectives of modern physics. New York: McGraw-Hill,1969. KITTEL, Ch.Introduction to solid state physics. New York: John Wiley, 1976. ASHCROFT, N. W. and N. D. MERMIN Solid state physics. Saunders College, 1976.

Recommended literature:

ZIMAN, J.M. Principles of the theory of Solids. Cambridge: University Press, 1972.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous verification of learning outcomes: full-time study form – 2 written tests, 2 programs processed during the semester; combined study form – 1 semestral project. Final verification of study results: both full-time and combined study forms: written exam.


Other requirements

There are no further requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Interatomic forces. 2. Vibrations of lattice and models for evaluation of specific heat of metals. 3. Binding in solids. 4. Symmetry of crystals and its effect on material parameters in solids. 5. Theoretical basics of wave processes description. 6. Basics of quantum mechanics with applications in solid phase physics. 7. Basics of statistical physics. 8. Dielectric properties of solids - polarisation types, dielectrics in a variable electric field. 9. Physical properties of liquid crystals. 10. Ferroelectric solids, piezoelectric and pyroelectric effects. 11. Magnetic properties of materials. 12. Electric properties of metals. 13. Electric properties of semiconductors. 14. Transport phenomena during the contact of materials.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 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  21
        Examination Examination 65  30
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 78% attendance on seminars and practical lessons. Elaboration of the projects.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials PRI P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials PRI K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials PRI P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials PRI K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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