Advanced Physics 1

Module PH9105

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

PH9105 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in winter 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)
300 h 90 h 10 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH9105 is Christine Papadakis.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

  • Geometrical optics
  • physical optics (wave optics): interference and diffraction phenomena
  • modern physics: Planck's radiation laws, electron diffraction, fundamentals of quantum mechanics
  • atomic physics: hydrogen atom and many-electron atoms, specific spectra, Schrödinger's equation
  • molecule physics: binding mechanisms, vibrations
  • introduction to solid state physics: binding types, crystals, x-ray diffraction, reciprocal lattice and Brillouin-Zones.

Learning Outcome

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

  1. comprehend and reproduce the transition from classical physics to quantum physics - historically and factually
  2. understand and explain the contributions of famous scientists to modern physics
  3. comprehend the consequences of modern physics to the understanding of physics phenomena and effects observed in the macroscopic world
  4. understand and explain the physics background of optical instruments and spectrometers
  5. reproduce and explain the diverse atomic models
  6. understand the fundamentals of the Schrödinger's equation and apply this equation to basic problems
  7. extract and sketch relevant experiments to answer problems in modern physics
  8. describe the consequences of atomic states to bindings in molecules and solid state systems
  9. reproduce and explain the structure of crystals and the corresponding analysing methods
  10. comprehend and apply the mathematical fundamentals in modern physics

Preconditions

Knowledge in physics at the level of the successful completed bachelor course "vocational education" with school subject "physics"

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

ArtSWSTitelDozent(en)Termine
VU 6 Höhere Physik 1 Ulrich, A. Donnerstag, 14:00–18:00
sowie Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

thematically structured lecture with cross references between different topics to show universal concepts in physics

scientific discussions, participation of students

Media

writing on blackboard, presentations, videos, computer animations, visiting of laboratory

freely available lecture notes

exercise problems

Literature

Any standard physics textbook containing optics, atomic physics and molecule physics.

For concepts of solid state physics: P. Hofmann, Solid State Physics – An Introduction or C. Kittel - Introduction to Solid State Physics

F. Embacher, Mathematische Grundlagen für das Lehramtsstudium Physik

 

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The learning outcome is tested either in a written exam consisting of comprehension questions and short arithmetic problems or in an oral exam consisting of comprehension questions and short quantitative estimations. The student has to prove that she/he has comprehended the covered topics of modern physics, that she/he has realised the correlation between different topics and is able to deal quantitatively with the corresponding physical values in a correct manner.

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