Experimental Physics 2
Module PH0002 [ExPh 2]
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 2020||SS 2019||SS 2018||SS 2015||SS 2013||WS 2008/9|
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 workload||Contact hours||Credits (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
- Electric current
- Electrodynamic fields
- Electromagnetic oscillations
- Electromagnetic waves
- Special relativity
After successful completion of the module the student should:
- know the basic principles of electro- and magnetostatic as well as electric currents
- be able to describe the phenomena associated with changing fields
- be able to work with electromagnetic oszillations and waves
- understand the principles behind electrochemistry
- 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||Kienberger, R.||
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.||
Wed, 12:15–14:00, PH HS1
|UE||2||Open Tutorial to Experimental Physics 2||
Höffer von Loewenfeld, P.
Responsible/Coordination: Kienberger, R.
Tue, 12:00–14:00, ZEI 0001
|UE||2||Exercise to Experimental Physics 2||
Responsible/Coordination: Kienberger, R.
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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
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.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.