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 WS 2017/8
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
|available module versions|
|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 2017/8 was Martin Zacharias.
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||Zacharias, M.||
Mon, 14:00–16:00, PH HS2
Tue, 08:30–10:00, PH HS2
|UE||2||Exercise to Continuum Mechanics||
Responsible/Coordination: Zacharias, M.
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Learning and Teaching Methods
Lecture, beamer presentation, blackboard, exercises alone and in small groups, discussion
scriptum of lecture, exercise sheets, internet site associated with lecture, video of the lecture
* D.J. Acheson, Elementary fluid dynamics
* H. Stephani & G. Kluge, Theoretische Mechanik
* Landau/Lifshitz, Theory of Elasticity (Theoretical Physics 7)