COURSE GOALS: Acquire knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of atomic and molecular physics (FAMP). Acquire operational knowledge of methods used to solve AMP problems. Acquire an overview of the use of AMP in modern areas of physics and technology.
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.1. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental laws of classical and modern physics;
1.10. integrate physics and informatics content knowledge with knowledge of pedagogy, psychology, didactics and teaching methods courses;
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2.1. identify and describe important aspects of a particular physical phenomenon or problem;
2.2. recognize and follow the logic of arguments, evaluate the adequacy of arguments and construct well supported arguments;
2.3. use mathematical methods to solve standard physics problems;
2.9. create a learning environment that encourages active engagement in learning and promotes continuing development of pupils' skills and knowledge;
2.10. plan and design appropriate teaching lessons and learning activities based on curriculum goals and principles of interactive enquiry-based teaching;
2.11. plan and design efficient and appropriate assessment strategies and methods to evaluate and ensure the continuous development of pupils
3. MAKING JUDGMENTS
3.4. accept responsibilities in planning and managing teaching duties;
3.5. demonstrate professional integrity and ethical behaviour in work with pupils and colleagues;
4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
4.1. communicate effectively with pupils and colleagues;
4.3. present their own research results at educational or scientific meetings;
5. LEARNING SKILLS
5.1. search for and use professional literature as well as any other sources of relevant information;
5.2. remain informed of new developments and methods in physics, informatics and education;
5.3. develop a personal sense of responsibility for their professional advancement and development;
LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
Upon passing the course on FAMP, the student will be able to:
* demonstrate knowledge of Atomic energy levels
* demonstrate knowledge of Molecular energy levels
* demonstrate knowledge of Spectra of atoms and molecules
* demonstrate knowledge of Emission and absorption of radiation
* demonstrate knowledge of Elementary line broadening
* demonstrate knowledge of Elements of radiation transfer
* demonstrate knowledge of Ionized gases and plasma
* demonstrate knowledge of Spectra of ionized gases and plasmas
* demonstrate knowledge of Atomic collision processes
* demonstrate knowledge of Elementary plasma diagnostics
* demonstrate knowledge of Classical spectroscopy
* demonstrate knowledge of Laser spectroscopy
* demonstrate knowledge of Light sources and detectors
1. Atomic energy levels. Example of hydrogen atom.
2. Energy levels of two-atomic molecules.
3. Spectra of hydrogen, alkali atoms and molecules
4. Emission and absorption of radiation
5. Elementary line broadening
6. Elements of radiation transfer
7. Basics of Ionized gases and plasma
8. Spectra of ionized gases and plasmas.
9. Basic Atomic collision processes in gases and plasmas
10. Elementary plasma diagnostics (laboratory and astrophysics)
11. Classical spectroscopy (basic methods and devices)
12. Laser spectroscopy (basic methods and devices)
13. Light sources and detectors
Exercises follow lectures by content:
Supplementary material to lectures: solving problems in FAMP.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
Students must attend 90% of the lectures and exercises.
GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
Two voluntary written exams during semester (2 x two problems to solve), or one final written exam (four problems to solve).
Contributions to the final grade: 40% of the grade is carried by the results of the written exams; the oral exam carries 60% of the grade
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- W. Demtoroeder, Laser Spectroscopy, Springer-Verlag, Berlin,1996.
Časopisi Physics World, Scientific American, Physics Today, Science.