Fundamentals of Experimental Physics II
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 SS 2016
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
|available module versions|
|SS 2019||SS 2018||SS 2016||SS 2011|
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 workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||60 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH9102 in the version of SS 2016 was Elisa Resconi.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
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
- 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
- interference, single slit, double slit, diffraction grating
- geometrical optics, image construction, magnification with lense, lense equation, microscope
- 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
- current rating, electrical resistance, conductance, Kirchhoff's laws
After the successful participation in the module the student is able to:
- describe phenomena of oscillations and waves, especially the poroperties of the harmonic oscillator
- apply the fundamental laws of geometrical optics and explain the operating mode of basic optical instruments
- comprehend phenomena of luminous colour and properties of light polarisation
- describe the most important phenomena of light interference and light diffraction
- reflect the fundamental terms and laws of electrostatics
- know and apply the laws of electrical current
PH9101: Fundamentals of experimental physics I
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Fundamentals of Experimental Physics 2||Bishop, S.||
Fri, 08:00–09:30, 1200
|UE||2||Exercise to Fundamentals of Experimental Physics 2||
Responsible/Coordination: Bishop, S.
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Learning and Teaching Methods
Lecture, presentations, videos, demonstration of experiments
Transparencies are downloadable from the lecture web page
Paul A. Tipler: "Physik"
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag. Heidelberg
Halliday, Resnick, Walker: "Halliday Physik - Bachelor Edition"
P. Dobrinski, G. Krakau, A. Vogel: "Physik für Ingenieure"