Physics for Electroenergetics - BV002FEN

Credits 4
Semesters Winter
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching Czech
Extent of teaching 2P+2C
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. A part of the course is two excursions in Laboratories of Czech Academy of Sciences.
Study targets
Today state of the knowledges and view to future
Course outlines
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.

Exercises outlines
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.

1. T.G.Gowling, M.A.Phil: Magnetohydrodynamics (Adam Hilger 1976)
2. Presentaton in lectures

Written work of selected topics.