Advanced Physics 2

Module PH9106

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

PH9106 is a semester module in German language at Master’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)
300 h 90 h 10 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH9106 is Christine Papadakis.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

  • Solid state physics: structural, electronic and optical properties, material classes, cooperative phenomena like magnetism and superconductivity
  • nuclear physics: atomic nuclei, mesons, decay processes, fundamental interactions, particle accelerators and detectors
  • symmetry of elementary particles, hadrons, ß-decay
  • principles in physics and technical realisation of selected experiments in solid state physics, nuclear physics and particle physics
  • current advances in physics science

Learning Outcome

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

  1. comprehend and illustrate the quantum physics aspects of solid state physics
  2. understand and explain the physics characteristics of material classes and band structures
  3. reproduce the optical properties of different solid state matter from a quantum physics view
  4. comprehend and explain the electric conductivity of solid state matter depending on temperature
  5. know specific semiconductor devices
  6. describe magnetic and superconductive properties as cooperative phenomena
  7. understand and sketch experimental setups which are important for scientific measurements in solid state physics, nuclear and particle physics
  8. comprehend and describe the structure of the atomic nucleus
  9. reproduce the different classes of elementary particles and decay processes
  10. understand and explain the fundamental interactions and the corresponding energy / length scales

Preconditions

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

Advanced Physics 1 (PH9105)

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

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 covering the field of nuclear and particle 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 fundamental topics of solid state physics as well as nuclear and particle physics and that she/he is able to deal with the corresponding physical values.

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?

Biophysics

Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.