Course: History of Physics

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Course title History of Physics
Course code KMT/HF
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Prokšová Jitka, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to the history of physics 2. Physical pieces of knowledge before establishing physics as a science 3. Development of classical physics and mechanistic idea of nature 4. Development of classical physics towards relativistic, unquantized notion of nature 5. Development of physics towards quantized notion of nature 6. Natural sciences in Bohemia.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar classes, Students' self-study, Textual studies, Lecture
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
The basic prerequisite is the knowledge of physics developments as a whole as well as in its relation to the milestones of physics history.
learning outcomes
The students will be able to analyse basic trends in physics development. Natural sciences in antic philosophy, Renaissance, development of general physics and modern physics.
teaching methods
Lecture
Textual studies
Students' self-study
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Report
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Ackermann und w. Geschichte der Physik. Berlin, Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaft., 1991.
  • Achiezer, A. J. Vývoj fyzikálního obrazu světa. Praha, 1975.
  • Folta, Jaroslav; Nový, Luboš. Dějiny přírodních věd v datech : chronologický přehled. 1. vyd. Praha : Mladá fronta, 1979.
  • Folta, Jaroslav; Smolka, Ivan. Studie o technice v českých zemích 1918-1945. VI., 2. část. 1. vyd. Praha : Národní technické muzeum, 1995. ISBN 80-7037-043-2.
  • Laue, Max von. Dějiny fyziky. 1. vyd. Praha : Orbis, 1959.
  • Malíšek, Vladimír. Co víte o dějinách fyziky. 1. vyd. Praha : Horizont, 1986.
  • Nový, Luboš. Dějiny exaktních věd v českých zemích do konce 19. století. 1. vyd. Praha : Československá akademie věd, 1961.
  • Schreier W. u. a. Geschichte der Physik. Berlin, Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaft GmbH., 1991.
  • Špelda, Antonín. Dějiny fyziky. Plzeň : Pedagogická fakulta v Plzni, 1969.
  • Teichmann J., Schreier W., Segre M. Experimente Geschichte machen. BayerischerSchulbuch-Verlag München., 1995.


Study plans that include the course
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