- acquire knowledge and understanding of the atomic physics and spectroscopy (AMP&S)
- acquire operational knowledge of methods used to solve AMP&S problems
- acquire an overview of the use of AMP&S in modern areas of atomic physics and technology
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
Upon completing the degree, students will be able to:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.1 formulate, discuss and explain the basic laws of physics including mechanics, electromagnetism and thermodynamics
1.2 demonstrate a thorough knowledge of advanced methods of theoretical physics including classical mechanics, classical electrodynamics, statistical physics and quantum physics
1.3 demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the most important physics theories (logical and mathematical structure, experimental support, described physical phenomena)
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2.1 identify the essentials of a process/situation and set up a working model of the same or recognize and use the existing models
2.2 evaluate clearly the orders of magnitude in situations which are physically different, but show analogies, thus allowing the use of known solutions in new problems;
2.4 adapt available models to new experimental data
2.5 perform numerical calculation independently, even when a small personal computer or a large computer is needed, including the development of simple software programs
2.6 perform experiments independently using standard techniques, as well as to describe, analyze and critically evaluate experimental data
3. MAKING JUDGEMENTS
3.1 work with a high degree of autonomy, even accepting responsibilities in project planning and in the managing of structures
3.2 develop a personal sense of responsibility, given the free choice of elective/optional courses
4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
4.1 work in an interdisciplinary team
4.2 present one's own research or literature search results to professional as well as to lay audiences
4.3 develop the written and oral English language communication skills that are essential for pursuing a career in physics
5. LEARNING SKILLS
5.1 search for and use physical and other technical literature, as well as any other sources of information relevant to research work and technical project development (good knowledge of technical English is required)
5.2 remain informed of new developments and methods and provide professional advice on their possible range and applications
5.4 participate in projects which require advanced skills in modeling, analysis, numerical calculations and use of technologies
LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
Upon passing the course on AMP&S, the student will be able to:
-demonstrate knowledge of Atomic spectroscopy and diagnostics
-demonstrate knowledge of Measurements of fundamental atomic data in laboratory plasmas.
-demonstrate knowledge of Measurements of fundamental atomic data in astrophysical plasmas.
-demonstrate knowledge of advanced methods in classical spectroscopy
-demonstrate knowledge of advanced methods in laser spectroscopy
(A) Atomic spectroscopy and diagnostics: Measurements of fundamental atomic data in laboratory and astrophysical plasmas. (B) Selected examples of advanced methods in classical spectroscopy: FTS, time resolved AES. (C) Selected examples of advanced methods in laser spectroscopy: laser apsorption atomic spectroscopy, wavelength modulation spectroscopy, opto-galvanic spectroscopy, "Doppler-free" techniques.
Suplementary material to lectures: solving problems in AMP&S.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
Students must attend 90% of the lectures and exercises.
GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
Two written exams during semester. 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
- W. Demtoroeder, Laser Spectroscopy, Springer-Verlag, Berlin,1996.
- A.P.Thorne, U. Litzen, S, Johansson, Spectrophysics, Springer Verlag, Berlin 1999.
Časopisi Physics World, Scientific American, Physics Today, Science.