Physics for Electrical Engineering
Module PH9009 [ExPh EI]
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 SS 2019 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
available module versions  

SS 2019  WS 2017/8  WS 2013/4  SS 2011 
Basic Information
PH9009 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in summer 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 nonphysics program the student workload is given in the following table.
Total workload  Contact hours  Credits (ECTS) 

180 h  135 h  6 CP 
Responsible coordinator of the module PH9009 is Reinhard Kienberger.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Content
 Introduction
 Classical Mechanics
 Mechanics of materials
 Special Relativity
 Oscillations and Waves
 Thermodynamics
 Optics
Learning Outcome
After successful completion of the module the student should:
 know the general basics regarding methodology and measuring procedures in physics,
 apply the relevant laws to the motion of point masses,
 calculate mechanical oscillations,
 deal with systems of several point masses,
 calculate the dynamics of rigid bodies,
 know the mechanical properties of rigid and fluid bodies as well as gases, and estimate their behavior in fluid dynamics, and
 know the basics of mechanical waves and
 understand thermodanymical systems and calculate relevant variables in thermodynamical processes.
Preconditions
Basic knowledge on physics and mathematics at the level of Abitur.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
Type  SWS  Title  Lecturer(s)  Dates 

VO  4  Physics for Electrical Engineering  Back, C.  
UE  2  Tutorials to Physics for Electrical Engineering 
Sahliger, J.
Responsible/Coordination: Back, C. 

UE  2  Large Tutorial and Mathematical Supplement to Physics for Electrical Engineering 
Responsible/Coordination: Back, C. 
Learning and Teaching Methods
Lecture and large tutorial are held in excathedra teaching, the exercises are given as interactive teaching (calculation of examples). The optional questioning hour e.g. after the lecture is of major support for students for questions on the study topics as well as organisational questions.
In the large tutorial relevant examples for problems are presented.
The tutorial is held in small groups. The students not only learn to reproduce the presented solution of the problems but also train to solve problems independently. For this exercise sheets are offered. The students prepare these problems on their own or in small groups. This helps them to deepen their understanding of the new methods and concepts. In the tutorial the weekly exercises are presented by the students and the tutor. They also provide room for discussions and additional explanations to the lectures.
Media
Animated powerpoint presentation with figures of relevant physical devices and processes. Complicated matter (e.g. deduction of formulas) is written on a tablet PC into the ppt file and projected. Many experiments are shown.
Literature
 Douglas C. Giancoli, Lehr und Übungsbuch, 3., aktualisierte Auflage, Pearson, ISBN: 9783868940237
 Demtröder: Experimentalphysik Band 1&2, Springer Verlag
 TiplerMosca: Physik für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag,
Module Exam
Description of exams and course work
There will be a written exam of 90 minutes duration. Therein the achievement of the competencies given in section learning outcome is tested exemplarily at least to the given cognition level using calculation problems and comprehension questions.
For example an assignment in the exam might be:
 Determine the total moment of force acting on a given construction.
 Determine the point of detachment for a point mass sliding down a sphere.
 Calculate the deflection angle of a perpendicular within an aeroplane due to the Coriolis force.
 Calculate the moment of inertia for an object rotating around a given axis.
 Sketch a pVdiagram of a thermodynamic cyclic process and calculate the work/energy in each cycle.
Participation in the exercise classes is strongly recommended since the exercises prepare for the problems of the exam and rehearse the specific competencies.
Exam Repetition
The exam may be repeated 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.
Title  

Time  Location  Info  Registration 
Physics for Electrical Engineering  
Thu, 20190808, 13:30 till 15:00  1200 2300 0980 2750 N1135 
Prüfung ist Teil der GOP im B.Sc. EI. Die Anmeldung erfolgt durch das Studiensekretariat.  till 20190221 
Mon, 20191007, 13:30 till 15:00  0980 N1179 N1135 
Prüfung ist Teil der GOP im B.Sc. EI. Die Anmeldung erfolgt durch das Studiensekretariat.  till 20190221 