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 2011

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

available module versions
SS 2016SS 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 workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
240 h 120 h 8 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH0005 in the version of SS 2011 was Martin Beneke.

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

ArtSWSTitelDozent(en)Termine
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
TimeLocationInfoRegistration
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)

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