# Theoretical Physics 1 (Mechanics)

## Module PH0005 [ThPh 1]

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 2016 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions | |
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SS 2016 | SS 2011 |

### Basic Information

PH0005 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) |
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240 h | 120 h | 8 CP |

Responsible coordinator of the module PH0005 is Norbert Kaiser.

### Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

#### Content

coordinate systems, inertial frames, Newton’s laws

trajectories, force, work, kinetic energy, potentials

point systems, center of mass, angular momentum, torque

Galilei transformations, (non-)inertial frames of reference

constrained motion, constraining forces

virtual work, d'Alembert's principle

Lagrange equations of the first and second kind,

action principle

Kepler’s problem

rigid body motion, moment of inertia,

gyroscope, precession

oscillations, Green functions, normal coordinates,

resonances, oscillations of a string or membrane,

wave equation

Hamiltonian equations (canonical formalism)

canonical transformations, Poisson brackets

special relativity: time dilation, Lorentz contraction,

Lorentz transformations, addition of velocities,

Lorentz tensors

#### Learning Outcome

After a successful participation in this module, the student should be able to:

1. understand the dynamical formulation of mechanical problems

2. apply the correct formalism to problems found in nature (e.g. distinction between Lagrangian equations of the first kind and second kind)

3. interpret of the dynamics by means of energetical arguments

4. understand the limitations of classical mechanics at high velocities

#### Preconditions

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

Art | SWS | Titel | Dozent(en) | Termine |
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VU | 6 | Theoretische Physik 1 (Mechanik) |
Kaiser, N.
Mitwirkende: Springer, P.Wellenhofer, C. |
Montag, 10:00–12:00 Donnerstag, 12:00–14:00 sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine sowie Termine in Gruppen |

UE | 2 | Offenes Tutorium zu Theoretische Physik 1 (Mechanik) |
Springer, P.
Wellenhofer, C.
Leitung/Koordination: Kaiser, N. |
Dienstag, 12:00–14:00 Dienstag, 12:00–14:00 Dienstag, 12:00–14:00 sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine |

UE | 2 | Zentralübung zur Theoretischen Physik 1 (Mechanik) |
Zharikov, A.
Leitung/Koordination: Kaiser, N. |
Mittwoch, 16:00–18:00 |

TT | 2 | Ferienkurs Theoretische Physik 1 (Mechanik) | Rohr, C. |
Montag, 10:00–16:00 |

#### Learning and Teaching Methods

Lecture:

Blackboard teaching

Tutorial:

discussion of homework problems, further questions, detailed explanations of unanswered questions from the lecture

#### Media

Blackboard or beamer presentation

additional information on lecture web page

#### Literature

Standard literature of theoretical physics, e.g.:

- T. Fliessbach, Mechanik, Springer Spektrum
- H. Goldstein et al., Klassische Mechanik, Wiley-VCH Verlag
- L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifschitz, Mechanik, Verlag Harri Deutsch
- H. Stephani, G. Kluge, Klassische Mechanik, Spektrum Verlang
- F. Scheck, Theoretische Physik 1: Mechanik, Springer-Verlag

### Module Exam

#### Description of exams and course work

The learning outcome is tested in a written exam. Participation in tutorials is strongly recommended.

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 obtained at least 50 % of the points in the homework sheets.

#### 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 and do not need to register in TUMonline. For students that do not show up at the exam the exam is counted as failed.

#### Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam 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.

Title | |||
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Time | Location | Info | Registration |

Prüfung zu Theoretische Physik 1 (Mechanik) | |||

Mo, 10.10.2016, 11:00 bis 12:30 | MW: 0001 |
Studierende im Bachelorstudiengang Physik gelten Kraft FPSO als gemeldet (Prüfung ist Teil der Grundlagen- und Orientierungsprüfung). | bis 19.9.2016 (Abmeldung bis 3.10.2016) |