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Experimental Physics 2

Module PH0002 [ExPh 2]

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2015

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
SS 2021SS 2020SS 2019SS 2018SS 2015SS 2013WS 2008/9

Basic Information

PH0002 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Fundamentals Examination (GOP, Part 2) in the Bachelor programme 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 workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
270 h 120 h 9 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH0002 in the version of SS 2015 was Christian Pfleiderer.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


- Introduction
- Electrostatic
- Electric current
- Magnetostatic
- Electrodynamic fields
- Electromagnetic oscillations
- Electromagnetic waves
- Electrochemistry
- Special relativity




Learning Outcome

After successful completion of the module the student should:

  1. know the basic principles of electro- and magnetostatic as well as electric currents
  2. be able to describe the phenomena associated with changing fields
  3. be able to work with electromagnetic oszillations and waves 
  4. understand the principles behind electrochemistry
  5. be able to apply the consequences of special relativity


PH0001, MA9201, MA9202

for students studying bachelor of science education mathematics / physics: PH0001, MA1003, MA1004, MA1103, MA1104

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Experimental Physics 2 in English Sharp, I. Thu, 14:00–16:00, PH HS1
VO 4 Experimental Physics 2 Finley, J. Mon, 08:30–10:00, MI HS1
Wed, 14:30–16:00, MI HS1
VO 2 Mathematical Supplement to Experimental Physics 2 Höffer von Loewenfeld, P.
Responsible/Coordination: Finley, J.
Wed, 12:15–14:00, PH HS1
UE 2 Open Tutorial to Experimental Physics 2 Höffer von Loewenfeld, P. Rohr, C.
Responsible/Coordination: Finley, J.
Tue, 12:00–14:00, ZEI 0001
Tue, 12:00–14:00, GALILEO Taurus 1
UE 2 Exercise to Experimental Physics 2 Rohr, C.
Responsible/Coordination: Finley, J.
dates in groups eLearning

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 2: Elektrizität und Optik, Springer Verlag
* W. Demtröder, Experimentalphysik 1: Mechanik und Wärme, Springer Verlag
* D. Meschede, Gerthsen Physik, Springer Verlag
* Bergmann-Schaefer, Lehrbuch der Experimentalphysik 2: Elektromagnetismus, de Gruyter
* Bergmann-Schaefer, Lehrbuch der Experimentalphysik 1: Mechanik, Akustik, Wärme, de Gruyter
* Tipler, Physik, Spektrum

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

There will be a written exam of 90 minutes duration. Therein the achievement of the competencies given in section learning outcome is tested exemplarily at least to the given cognition level using calculation problems and comprehension questions.

For example an assignment in the exam might be:

  • Calculate the total resistance in a given network of resistors.
  • Calculate the strength of the magnetic field in coaxial cable using ampere´s law.
  • Two spaceships move towards each other with a speed of 0,5 c relative to a planet. How long is one spaceship of resting length l viewed from the other ship?

Participation in the exercise classes is strongly recommended since the exercises prepare for the problems of the exam and rehearse the specific competencies.

There will be a bonus (one intermediate stepping of "0,3" to the better grade) on passed module exams (4,3 is not upgraded to 4,0). The bonus is applicable to the exam period directly following the lecture period (not to the exam repetition) and subject to the condition that the student passes the mid-term of

  • passing the voluntary test exam during the semester
  • sensibly preparing at least 50% of the problems for presentation in the tutorials

General Remarks on Exams within Fundamentals Examination (GOP, Part 2) in the Bachelor programme 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 registrtion via TUMonline is conduction anyway. For students that do not show up at the exam the exam is counted as failed.

Exam Repetition

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 2
Tue, 2020-09-29, 8:00 till 9:30 Interims II: 003
Interims II: 004
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