Experimental Physics 1

Module PH9002

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 2010/1

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
WS 2016/7WS 2010/1

Basic Information

PH9002 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in winter semester.

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

  • Service Modules for Students of other Disciplines

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

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
120 h 45 h 4 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH9002 in the version of WS 2010/1 was Peter Manz.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


This Modul conveys the most important and basic principles and concepts of experimental physics to the students with special focus on the usefulness for chemists. The topics in the first, big mechanics part include Measuring and Units, Skalar and vectorial quantities, Newtons axioms, translatory motion, Equation of motions, Energy and momentum, laws of conservation, collision processes, rotary motion, angular momentum, and reference systems. The next part is dedicated to Oscillations and Waves reviewing the free, damped, and forced Oscillation, the wave equation and propagation, superposition and interference effects, the Doppler effect, Energy and energydensity of Waves. The final chapter communicates the mechanics of continua. Important term are pressure, compressibility, viscosity and a basic understanding of flow. 

Learning Outcome

After having successfully completed the modul the student should have understood the communicated terms and concepts and should be able to use them for adequately simple situations which are known in principle.  



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 3 Experimentalphysik 1 für Chemiker Simmel, F. Montag, 17:00–19:00
sowie Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

Vorlesung (inklusive Demonstrationsversuchen) kombiniert mit Übungsblättern und Tutorien. Die Inhalte der Vorlesung werden im Vortrag und Präsentationen vermittelt und durch Demonstrationsversuche veranschaulicht. Begleitend sollen die Studierenden ein Lehrbuch durcharbeiten, welches zur weiteren Vertiefung auch durch weitere Literatur ergänzt werden kann. Durch Lösen der Aufgaben in der Übung werden die Inhalte der Vorlesung praktisch vermittelt.


Die in der Vorlesung verwendeten Medien setzen sich aus Präsentationen, Demonstrationsexperimenten, Videos und Tafelaufschrieben zusammen, um den Studierenden Kenntnisse der Physik zu vermitteln. Die Übung dient der Anwendung und Vertiefung der erlernten Kenntnisse der Experimentalphysik. Die Bearbeitung in den Übungen erfordert ein Studium der Literatur von Seiten der Studierenden und födert eine inhaltlichen Auseinandersetzung mit den Themen.



Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The module exam consists of a written exam of 90 minutes. The students have to prove that they master the learning outcome and that they are able to answer questions and problems to the topic on their own and with limited time.

Participation in tutorials is strongly recommended.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Prüfung zu Experimentalphysik 1 für Chemiker
Mo, 10.4.2017, 11:00 bis 12:30 Physik I: 2501
bis 3.4.2017
Mi, 15.2.2017, 11:00 bis 12:30 MW: 2001
bis 15.1.2017 (Abmeldung bis 8.2.2017)

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