Physics (MSE)

Module PH9021

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

PH9021 is a year module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered every 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)
270 h 120 h 9 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH9021 is Peter Müller-Buschbaum.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The module Physics imparts the fundamentals of experimental physics and thus belongs to the basic scientific education in engineering science. The lecture covers the following chapters (together with part II).


Gravitation, Dynamics

Newton's Laws.





Rigid Body Movements

 Deformable Bodies

Gases, Statistical Mechanics, Brownian Motion; Diffusion

Thermodynamics & Heat.


Electrostatics / Electrodynamics

Quantum Physics 

Learning Outcome

Students will have the ability to classify physical processes according to the categories presented in the lecture and to describe them correctly in a quantitative fashion at a level that corresponds to those of the individual chapters of the lecture.


Fundamental knowledge of physics and mathematics (Gymnasium).

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

The learning results are worked out in several complementary building blocks. The lecture is supported by a presentation and the use of the blackboard. The presentation is provided in batches online before the lecture. The content of the lecture is engrossed in the exercise. There, solutions of the problems are worked out and are presented, which will prepare the students for the written exam. As a support, the consultation hours of the lecturer and the tutors are offered.


Lecture and exercise with presentation and use of blackboard. Moreover, the presentation of the lecture as well as problem sheets and solutions are provided online. Experiments.


The presentation of the lecture as well as the problem sheets are provided. The following books are recommended:


Demtröder, Physik

D. Meschede: Gerthsen Physik, Springer Verlag

Tipler: Physik für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure, Spektrum

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

A written exam takes place at the end of the second term. This way, it is ensured that a problem is recognized within limited time and with limited auxiliary means and that ways to a correct solutions are found. The exam covers the entire content of the module.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following 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 Physik (MSE)
Fr, 24.2.2017, 10:30 bis 12:00 00.02.001
MI: 00.02.001
bis 15.1.2017 (Abmeldung bis 17.2.2017)

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