Lessons contain selected parts of physics for students of electric power engineering: Physical principles of gas discharges - glow, arc, spark and corona discharges and their applications. The students become acquainted with methods for nuclear fission and fusion energy generation. The introduction to structural properties of matter and its thermal, electrical and magnetic properties. A part of the course is two excursions in Laboratories of Czech Academy of Sciences.
Written work of selected topics.
1. Introduction - importance of physics for technology.
2. Principles of hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics.
3. Electromagnetic waves, their specification, properties, spectral analysis.
4. Properties of electric discharges - glow discharge, corona.
5. Electric spark and arc.
6. Physics of high density of energy.
7. Controlled thermonuclear fusion.
8. Stability of atomic nuclei and resulting effects for energetics.
9. Physics of fission reactors.
10. Thermomechanics of fission reactors in their stationary and non-stationary state.
11. Structure of condensed matter.
12. Electrons in solids, the band model.
13. Thermal properties of solids.
14. Magnetic properties of solids.
1. Simple calculations in hydrodynamics and aerodynamics.
2. Rise of the magnetic field of the Earth.
3. Measuring of electromagnetic spectrums.
4. Lightning, ball lightning.
5. Magnetic pinches, X-ray lasers.
6. Fusion reactors.
7. Excursion: power iodine laser PALS.
8. Excursion: a tokamak.
9. Stability calculations for various nuclei.
10. Calculations of fission reactions.
11. Exercises with solid structures.
12. Examples related to band structure of solids.
13. Calculations of thermal and/or elastic properties of solids.
14. Ferrites and their properties.
1. T.G.Gowling, M.A.Phil: Magnetohydrodynamics (Adam Hilger 1976)
2. A.Das, T.Ferbel: Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics (Wiley 1994)
3. M.A.Omar: Elementary Solid State Physics (Addison-Wesley 1975)