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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 WS 2013/4

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

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2019WS 2017/8WS 2013/4SS 2011

Basic Information

PH9009 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)
180 h 90 h 6 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH9009 in the version of WS 2013/4 was Reinhard Kienberger.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


1.) Physical quantities an units

2.) Mechanics

3.) Oscillations, waves & optics

4.) Hydrodynamics and thermodynamics,

5.) Quantum mechanics & atomic physics

Learning Outcome

After having attended the module, students will be able to understand and apply basics in mechanics, oscillations and waves, optics, hydrodynamics and thermodynamics as well as quantum and atomic physics. They will have learned basic knowledge and understanding of concepts in physics.


Basic knowledge on physics and mathematics at the level of Abitur.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 4 Physics for Electrical Engineering Back, C. Mon, 09:45–11:15, 1200
Thu, 09:45–11:15, 1200
UE 2 Tutorials to Physics for Electrical Engineering Sahliger, J.
Responsible/Coordination: Back, C.
dates in groups eLearning
UE 2 Large Tutorial and Mathematical Supplement to Physics for Electrical Engineering
Responsible/Coordination: Back, C.
Wed, 08:00–09:30, 1200

Learning and Teaching Methods

The lecture is ex-cathedra teaching, exercises are given as interactive teaching (calculation of examples). The questioning hour is of major support for students.


Animated powerpoint presetation 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.


- Douglas C. Giancoli, Physics: Principles With Applications, ISBN-10: 0321625927; ISBN-13: 978-0321625922

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Das Erreichen der Lernergebnisse wird anhand einer schriftlichen Prüfung bewertet. Die Teilnahme am Übungsbetrieb wird dringend empfohlen.

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.

Physics for Electrical Engineering
Mon, 2020-10-05, 14:15 till 15:45 0.001
Melden Sie sich bitte nur an, wenn Sie die Prüfung verbindlich auch nach Lektüre der Informationen unter ablegen werden. Keine Prüfungsteilnahme, wenn Sie Quarantäne unterliegen, in den 14 Tagen vor der Prüfung Kontakt zu einem COVID-19-Erkrankten hatten oder am Prüfungstag Symptome haben. Personen, die einer Gruppe mit erhöhtem Risiko für einen schweren Verlauf angehören, sind gehalten, die notwendigen Maßnahmen zum Eigenschutz zu treffen bzw. von einer Teilnahme abzusehen. Bitte beachten Sie die Hinweise auf till 2020-09-06 (cancelation of registration till 2020-09-28)
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