Experimental Physics 1
Module PH0001 [ExPh 1]
Module version of WS 2012/3
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2021/2||WS 2020/1||WS 2019/20||WS 2018/9||WS 2017/8||WS 2014/5||WS 2012/3||WS 2008/9|
PH0001 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Fundamentals Examination (GOP, Part 1) in the B.Sc. Physics
- Physics Modules for Students of Education
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|270 h||120 h||9 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH0001 in the version of WS 2012/3 was Christian Pfleiderer.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Accuracy of measurement and uncertainty in measurement
Mechanics of point masses
Systems of point masses
Dynamics of rigid bodies
Mechanics of rigid and fluid bodies
Hydro- and Aereodynamics
After successful completion of the module the student should:
- know the general basics regarding methodology and measuring procedures in physics
- apply the relevant laws to the motion of point masses
- calculate mechanical oscillations
- deal with systems of several point masses
- calculate the dynamics of rigid bodies
- know the mechanical properties of rigid and fluid bodies as well as gases, and estimate their behavior in fluid dynamics
- know the basics of mechanical waves
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Experimental physics 1 in English||
Mon, 12:00–14:00, PH HS1
|VU||6||Experimental Physics 1||
Assistants: Kressierer, J.Rohr, C.
Tue, 08:30–10:00, MI HS1
Fri, 10:00–12:00, MI HS1
and dates in groups
|VO||2||Mathematical Supplement to Experimental Physics 1||Höffer von Loewenfeld, P.||
Wed, 12:00–14:00, PH HS1
|UE||2||Open Tutorial to Experimental Physics 1||
Höffer von Loewenfeld, P.
Responsible/Coordination: Pfleiderer, C.
Thu, 10:00–12:00, MW 1550
Thu, 10:30–12:00, MW 1250
and singular or moved dates
Learning and Teaching Methods
Lecture: ex-cathedra teaching with demonstration experiments
Central tutorial: ex-cathedra teaching with exercises
Tutorial: Discussion of weekly exrcises, additional explanations to the lectures
Blackboard or presentation
Demonstation experiments (explanations as downloads)
Example videos (as downloads)
Lecture notes as download
Exercises with solutions as download
W. Demtröder, Experimentalphysik 1: Mechanik und Wärme, Springer Verlag,
D. Meschede, Gerthsen Physik, Springer Verlag,
Bergmann-Schaefer, Lehrbuch der Experimentalphysik 1: Mechanik, Akustik, Wärme, de Gruyter,
Tipler, Physik, Spektrum
Description of exams and course work
The learning outcome is tested in a written exam. Participation in tutorials is strongly recommended.
General Remarks on Exams within Fundamentals Examination (GOP, Part 1) in the B.Sc. Physics
The written exams in the mandatory modules of the first year in the Bachelor’s program Physics are subject to the rules of the Fundamentals Examination (GOP). Each non-passed exam may only be repeated once. If after the repeat exams of one semester the student failed in one and only one of the three exams a rescue exam is granted where the grade may be corrected to 4,0.
By act of the examination regulations (FPSO) students in the Bachelor’s program Physics are registered to the module exams. To support exam organisation egular registration via TUMonline is done anyway. For students that do not show up at the exam the exam is counted as failed.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.
Current exam dates
Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.
|Exam to Experimental Physics 1|
|Wed, 2023-02-15, 8:00 till 10:00||004
|Prüfung ist Teil der Grundlagen- und Orientierungsprüfung (GOP) im Bachelorstudiengang Physik. // The exam is part of the Fundamentals and Orientation Examination (GOP) in the B.Sc. Physics.||till 2023-01-15 (cancelation of registration till 2023-02-08)|
|Wed, 2023-04-12, 8:00 till 10:00||2001
|Prüfung ist Teil der Grundlagen- und Orientierungsprüfung (GOP) im Bachelorstudiengang Physik. // The exam is part of the Fundamentals and Orientation Examination (GOP) in the B.Sc. Physics.||till 2023-03-27 (cancelation of registration till 2023-04-05)|