Physics 2 for Geodesists
Module PH9026
Module version of SS 2021 (current)
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 2021  SS 2020  SS 2019  SS 2018  SS 2017  SS 2013 
Basic Information
PH9026 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) 

150 h  75 h  5 CP 
Responsible coordinator of the module PH9026 is Susanne Mertens.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Content
The module "Physics 2 for Geodesists" introduces experimental physics to students of Geodesy and Geoinformation. This module covers electricity, optics and basic concepts ot atomic physics and quantum physics.
Index of contents:
 electricity
 electrostatics
 charges, Coulomb's law, electric fields, Gauss's law
 electric potential, work, voltage, poisson's law
 fields of charge distributions: monopoles, point charges, line charges, surface charges, dipoles
 dipoles in external fields, capacitors, capacity, energy stored on a capacitor
 matter in electric fields, polarisation, dielectric media, permittivity and susceptivity, electrostatics in media
 electric current
 definition, current, current density, continuity equation
 electric resistors, Ohm's law
 electrical work and electrical power
 circuits: capacitors, Kirchhoff's laws
 magnetostatics
 permanent magnets and magnetic fields of currents
 magnetic field strength
 sourcelessnesof the magnetic field und Ampere's law, BiotSavart law
 fields in conductor loops and coils
 Lorentz force, magnetic dipoles in fields
 magentic fields in matter: diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism
 time dependent fields
 induktion and law of induction, Lenz's law, transformer
 displacement currene, Maxwell equations
 electromagnetic oscillations, oscillating circuit, Hertz dipole, electromagnetic waves
 optics
 light and speed of light, Huygens' principle, Fermat's principle
 geometric optics
 reflection and refraction, total reflection, reflection and refraction on spherical surfaces (spherical mirror, lens)
 lenses, lens maker equation, Gauß's lense equation (thin lens equation), image formation by thin lenses
 combinations of lenses and optical instruments: eye, magnifying glass, telescope, microscope
 Wellenoptik:
 dispersion, polarisation, Brewster angle, double refraction
 thinfilm interference, interferometers, double slit interference
 diffraction, diffraction on a single slit, resolution and Rayleigh criterion
 modern physics
 atomic physics and quantum physics: waveparticle duality, photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, matter wave
 Heisenberg uncertainty principle, Schrödinger equation, tunnel effekt
 atoms andatomic spectra: Bohr's atomic model, orbital angular momentum, spin, periodic table of the elements
 laser
 crystals and basic concepts of solid state physics: conductors, isolators, semi conductors, diodes, diode laser
 nuclear physics and particle physics: binding energy, BetheWeizsäcker mass formula, radioactivity, nuchlear fission, standard model of particle physics
Learning Outcome
After successful completion of the module the students got an overview of the basics of electricity and optics and are thus able to solve simple problems in these fields of physics by themselves. Furthermore the students got an overview of the basic concepts of modern physics  this includes knowing the basic technical terms and remembering basic relations.
Preconditions
Module Physik 1 für Geodäten (PH9025)
mathematical skills (geometry, algebra, differential calculus, integral calculus)
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
Type  SWS  Title  Lecturer(s)  Dates  Links 

VO  3  Physics II for Geodesy and GeoInformation  Mertens, S. 
eLearning 

UE  2  Exercise to Physics II for Geodesy and GeoInformation 
Responsible/Coordination: Mertens, S. 
eLearning 
Learning and Teaching Methods
Lecture: excathedra teaching with demonstration experiments
Exercise to Physics II for Geodesy and GeoInformation: students get problem sheets and try to solve these problems by themselves before coming to the tutorial. During the tutorial sample solutions are presented by students or the lecturer and also possible alternative ways to solve to the problems are discussed. Students who present at least two solutions per term during the tutorial and who work through the problem sheets regularly (i.e. they miss at most two problem sheets) can get a bonus of 0.3 on the grade of the module. Following these tutorials will help the students to be prepared to solve the problems during the written exam.
Media
During the lecture a powerpoint presentation is used and some contents are explained using the blackboard. Additionally some example videos are shown during the lecture. For the exercises problem sheets are provided. Also an elearning course is offered via Moodle. Presentation slides and problem sheets as well as sample solutions to problems which have already been discussed in the tutorials are available on this platform.
Literature
 Wolfgang Demtröder Experimentalphysik 2: Elektrizität und Optik, 6. Auflage,SpringerVerlag (2012)
 Paul Dobrinski, Gunter Krakau, Anselm Vogel: Physik für Ingenieure, 12. Auflage,Teubner (2009)
 Ekbert Hering, Rolf Martin, Martin Stohrer: Physik für Ingenieure, 11. Auflage, SpringerVerlag (2012)
 Paul A. Tipler, Gene Mosca:Physik für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure, 6. Auflage, SpringerVerlag (2009)
 Stephan W. Koch (Herausgeber), David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker: Physik, 2. Auflage, WileyVCH (2009)
Module Exam
Description of exams and course work
There will be a written exam of 60 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: The exam is held in German: Zwei Kondensatoren C1 und C1 haben die selbe Fläche von A=30 cm2 und den selben Plattenabstand von d=8 mm. In C1 befindet sich kein Dielektrikum, C2 ist vollständig mit einem Dielektrikum mit relativer Dielektrizität 3 gefüllt. Zeichnen Sie jeweils den Schaltplan und berechnen die Gesamtkapazität (epsilon0 = 8,854e12 F/m) a) wenn beide Kondensatoren parallel geschaltet sind. b) wenn beide Kondensatoren in Serie geschaltet sind.
In the exam the following learning aids are permitted: pocket calculator
Participation in the tutorials is strongly recommended since the exercises prepare for the problems of the exam and rehearse the specific competencies.
There will be a bonus (one intermediate stepping of "0,3" to the better grade) on passed module exams (4,3 is not upgraded to 4,0). The bonus is applicable to the exam period directly following the lecture period (not to the exam repetition) and subject to the condition that the student passes the midterm of
 working through the problem sheets regularly (missing most two problem sheets)
 presenting at least two sample solutions to the problems to the group
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.
Title  

Time  Location  Info  Registration 
Exam to Physics 2 for Geodesists  
Fri, 20210813, 11:30 till 12:30  Beachten Sie die Informationen zur Prüfungsteilnahme während der COVID19Pandemie unter https://www.tum.de/dietum/aktuelles/coronavirus/coronalehrepruefungen/. // See https://www.tum.de/en/abouttum/news/coronavirus/coronavirusexams/ for further information on exams during the COVID19 pandemic.  till 20210630 (cancelation of registration till 20210806) 