Fundamentals of Experimental Physics II

Module PH9102

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

PH9102 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.

  • Physics Modules for Students of Education

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 60 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH9102 is Hristo Iglev.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

Oscillations and waves:

  • harmonic oscillator, oscillator equation, superposition of oscillations, Fourier analysis and synthesis
  • harmonic oscillation with friction, forced oscillation, resonance
  • waves, reflection of waves, superposition of waves, standing waves, Doppler effect

Optics:

  • wave-particle dualism of light, photons, Huygens principle
  • reflection principle, law of refraction (Snellius), total reflectance, critical angle
  • dispersion, colours, additive mixture of colour, subtractive mixture of colour, complementary colour
  • reflectance phase shift, interference at thin layers, Newton's rings
  • polarisation
  • interference, single slit, double slit, diffraction grating
  • geometrical optics, image construction, magnification with lense, lense equation, microscope

Electrostatics:

  • conservation of electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric field intensity, force lines, electrostatic induction, Gauss theorem
  • electric field intensity in the parallel plate capacitor, work in electric fields, electrostatic potential, voltage, capacitance

Electrical current:

  • current rating, electrical resistance, conductance, Kirchhoff's laws

Learning Outcome

After the successful participation in the module the student is able to:

  1. describe phenomena of oscillations and waves, especially the poroperties of the harmonic oscillator
  2. apply the fundamental laws of geometrical optics and explain the operating mode of basic optical instruments
  3. comprehend phenomena of luminous colour and properties of light polarisation
  4. describe the most important phenomena of light interference and light diffraction
  5. reflect the fundamental terms and laws of electrostatics
  6. know and apply the laws of electrical current

Preconditions

PH9101: Fundamentals of experimental physics I

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

ArtSWSTitelDozent(en)Termine
VU 4 Grundlagen der Experimentalphysik 2 (LB-Technik) Resconi, E.
Mitwirkende: Krings, K.Morselli, L.
Freitag, 08:00–09:30
sowie Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

Lecture, presentations, videos, demonstration of experiments

Media

Transparencies are downloadable from the lecture web page

Literature

Paul A. Tipler: "Physik"
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag. Heidelberg

Halliday, Resnick, Walker: "Halliday Physik - Bachelor Edition"
Wiley-VCH Verlag

P. Dobrinski, G. Krakau, A. Vogel: "Physik für Ingenieure"
Teubner Verlag.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The learning outcome is tested in a written exam.

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
TimeLocationInfoRegistration
Grundlagen der Experimentalphysik II (LB-Technik)
Mi, 12.10.2016, 10:30 bis 12:00 Theresianum
bis 19.9.2016 (Abmeldung bis 5.10.2016)

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