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PGSFF


Course: Philosophical Problems of Physics

Department/Abbreviation: KEF/PGSFF

Year: 2018

Guarantee: 'Mgr. Lukáš Richterek, Ph.D.'

Annotation: The course concentrates on the structure and character of physical laws in connection with the historical development of physics.

Course review:
The course concentrates on the structure and character of physical laws in connection with the historical development of physics. It deals with notions such as reality, mass, physical determinism and causality in classical physics, deterministic chaos, beauty and correcness of physical theories, the role of symmetries, the development of the concepts of energy, time, space, field, force and their interpretation in the school physics. The systems of physical education in various countries are also discussed. Examples of topics: scientific exploration of nature, main paradigms and their historical developments, creation of new theories, measurement phenomenology, reductionism, philosophical interpretation of quantum mechanics and general theory of relativity, anthropic principles in modern cosmology, basic interactions and their unification, attempts to construct the theory of everything. The relations mass - consciousness, man and computer.