Lab Course Part 2

Module PH0010

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.

Basic Information

PH0010 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered every semester.

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

  • Mandatory Modules in Bachelor Programme Physics (2nd Semester) non-GOP

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 60 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH0010 is the Dean of Studies at Physics Department.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


  • Six experiments carried out in groups
    - oral introduction interview,
    - measurements and writing of the measurement report
  • Data analysis
  • Error analysis
  • Writing of reports
  • Oral discussion of the experiment and the results for three of the experiments
  • Topics: Thermodynamics, Electrodynamics, Magnetism

Learning Outcome

After passing the module the student is able to understand the procedure of basic physics experiments, the fundamentals in writing scientific reports and the basics of error calculation, and to understand the connections between the experiments and the theory.


PH0001, PH0002, PH0009 (recommended)

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Students have to carry out six experiments with the given instructions. The data analysis and a report is made at home. In case of questions or problems there is are tutors for guidance.


  • lab experiments
  • manual und electronic data acquisition


  • Intructions to the experiments (online available)
  • Standard textbooks for Experimental physics (Mechanics und Thermodynamics)
  • W. Walcher, Praktikum der Physik, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The learning outcome is tested continuosly during the lab course.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.