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Applied Electronics in Experimental Physics

Module PH8103

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

PH8103 is a semester module in German or English language at Bachelor’s level which is offered irregular.

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

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h  h 3 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH8103 is Shawn Bishop.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


What is in common between a car, a space rocket, a physics experiment and a supermarket door? The use of electronics. Our modern world is full of electronic devices. From simple toys to high-leveled complex systems. As an experimental physicist or a physics engineer, you should understand what goes behind the black boxes of electronics. This lecture will explain the world of electronics, from the first building blocks to deep understanding of complex systems.

The lecture comprises

  • Study of power sources, alternative and direct current, transformators,
  • Fundamental laws of electronics,
  • Review of basic analogue devices and example of circuits,
  • Frequency filters,
  • Discrimination and Digitisation,
  • Logical electronic,
  • FPGA and microprocessor,
  • Data acquisition and synchronisation,
  • Complete systems,
  • Nomenclature and references.


Learning Outcome

Following this course will, e.g.,  help you to

  • Understand the grid power of your computer,
  • Understand the main components in your TV set,
  • Realise simple and more advance circuits,
  • Understand the HF systems,
  • Know the key elements of modern embedded systems,
  • Understand the software programming of hardware devices,
  • Set up a measurement for a physics experiment.


This lecture is for all the students who are curious to understand how everyday's systems work or how to setup new devices for their profesional life. It can be followed as a beginner in electronics or for a more complete understanding of systems.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Applied Electronics in Experimental Physics singular or moved dates

Learning and Teaching Methods

Seminar-like lecture with emphasis on concrete examples.


PowerPoint-like presentations, web, chalk.


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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

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