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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 2017/8

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 2022SS 2021SS 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 2017/8 was Reinhard Kienberger.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


1. Introduction
2. Classical Mechanics
3. Oscillations and Waves
4. Thermodynamics
5. Optics

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. They will have learned the 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

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 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.


  • Douglas C. Giancoli, Lehr- und Übungsbuch, 3., aktualisierte Auflage, Pearson, ISBN: 978-3-86894-023-7
  • Demtröder: Experimentalphysik Band 1&2, Springer Verlag
  • Tipler-Mosca: Physik für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag,

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.

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