Module version of WS 2014/5
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|
|WS 2019/20||WS 2018/9||WS 2017/8||WS 2015/6||WS 2014/5|
PH1007 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Theory courses for Biophysics
- Theory courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
- Specialization Modules in Elite-Master Program Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP)
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)|
|300 h||180 h||10 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH1007 in the version of WS 2014/5 was J. Leo van Hemmen.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Kinematics of deformable media (velocity field of a fluid / continuity equation)
Hydrodynamics (stress tensor and viscosity / fundamental equations: Euler & Navier-Stokes / Bernoulli equation / Aerofoil theory / viscosity and Reynolds number / high Reynolds numbers and turbulence / small Reynolds numbers / waves / tsunamis)
Elasticity (stress tensor / energy balance / linear theory of elasticity: Hooke’s law / elastic waves / thin plates)
Successful participation provides the following skills:
Understanding hydrodynamics both in a scientific and in a technical context, fundamental equations such as Navier-Stokes, their range of validity, importance of scales and consequences such as the Reynolds number that provides a semi-quantitative criterion to predict laminar flow or turbulence. In addition, one gains an understanding of wave phenomena in elastic media and liquids, incl. surface waves, shallow-water waves and the ensuing tsunami theory.
No preconditions in addition to the requirements for the Master’s program in Physics.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||4||Continuum Mechanics||Alim, K.||
Mon, 14:00–16:00, virtuell
Tue, 08:30–10:00, virtuell
|UE||2||Exercise to Continuum Mechanics||
Responsible/Coordination: Alim, K.
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Learning and Teaching Methods
Lecture, beamer presentation, blackboard, exercises alone and in small groups, discussion
Vorlesungsskript, Übungsblätter, begleitende Internetseite
* D.J. Acheson, Elementary fluid dynamics
* H. Stephani & G. Kluge, Theoretische Mechanik
* Landau/Lifshitz, Theory of Elasticity (Theoretical Physics 7)