Fundamentals of Experimental Physics II
Module version of SS 2022 (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 2022||SS 2021||SS 2020||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 is Jan Friedrich.
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
|VU||4||Fundamentals of Experimental Physics 2||
Assistants: Paizoni, M.
Fri, 08:00–09:30, 1200
and singular or moved dates
and dates in groups
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"
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.
|Fundamentals of Experimental Physics II|
|Tue, 2023-08-01, 11:00 till 12:30||1180
|till 2023-06-30 (cancelation of registration till 2023-07-25)|
|Fri, 2023-10-13, 11:00 till 12:30||0360
|till 2023-09-25 (cancelation of registration till 2023-10-06)|