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Experimental physics 1 for TUM twoinone

Module PH8001

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

PH8001 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered once.

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

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
270 h  h 9 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH8001 is Christian Pfleiderer.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Accuracy of measurement and uncertainty in measurement
Mechanics of point masses
Special relativity
Mechanical oscillations
Systems of point masses
Dynamics of rigid bodies
Mechanics of rigid and fluid bodies
Hydro- and Aereodynamics
Mechanical waves

Learning Outcome

After successful completion of the module the student should:
1) know the general basics regarding methodology and measuring procedures in physics
 2) apply the relevant laws to the motion of point masses
3) examine the consequences resulting from special relativity
4) calculate mechanical oscillations
5) deal with systems of several point masses
6) calculate the dynamics of rigid bodies
 7) know the mechanical properties of rigid and fluid bodies as well as gases, and estimate their behavior in fluid dynamics
8) know the basics of mechanical waves



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 6 Experimental physics 1 for TUM twoinone Pfleiderer, C. singular or moved dates
and dates in groups
VU 2 Mathematical Supplement to Experimental Physics 1 for TUM twoinone Scherer, P. singular or moved dates
and dates in groups

Learning and Teaching Methods

Vorlesung: Frontalunterricht mit Demonstrationsexperimenten
Zentralübung: Frontalunterricht mit Rechenbeispielen
Übung: Arbeitsunterricht (Übungsaufgaben rechnen), Diskussionen und weitergehende Erläuterungen zum Vorlesungsstoff


Tafelanschrieb bzw. Präsentation,
Demonstrationsexperimente (Erklärungen zum Download),
Beispielvideos (z.T. zum Download),
Vorlesungsmitschrift zum Download,
Übungsaufgaben (Fallbeispiele) und Lösungen zum Download


W. Demtröder, Experimentalphysik 1: Mechanik und Wärme, Springer Verlag,
D. Meschede, Gerthsen Physik, Springer Verlag,
Bergmann-Schaefer, Lehrbuch der Experimentalphysik 1: Mechanik, Akustik, Wärme, de Gruyter,
Tipler, Physik, Spektrum

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The student’s success in reaching the study objectives of this module will be examined via a written examination as well as the solutions of weekly problem questions in tutorials.

There will be a weekly problem question sheet containing homework. Homework has to be handed in and will be marked according to a point system. There is a maximum of two authors per homework allowed, however the homework has to be handed in handwritten and separately. The homework will also be marked separately. The same two students should work together for the duration of the semester.

There will be a bonus question on the exam work 15% of the points of the exam. The percentage of points reached in the homework will be counted towards the points of this bonus question if the student has attempted to solve this bonus question. If the bonus question has been attempted in the exam and the student has gained more points with this solution than via the homework, then the points earned during exam will count towards the final mark.

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