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Physics 1

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Physics 1
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: MST2.PH1
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
5V+2U (7 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 120 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MST2.PH1 (P231-0062) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 1, mandatory course
MST2.PH1 (P231-0062) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 1, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
105 class hours (= 78.75 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 210 hours (equivalent to 7 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 131.25 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
MST2.ATO Atomic and Solid-State Physics
MST2.PH3 Physics 3

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Barbara Hippauf
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Barbara Hippauf

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will understand and be able to apply physical phenomena and quantities in mechanics and optics.
They will be able to work with physical quantities and units. They will be able to analyze simple physical problems and solve them with suitable methods, as well as check their solutions for plausibility and applicability.

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Module content:
Definition of the kinematic variables for linear motion,
linear uniform motion, linear uniformly accelerated motion, free fall,
non-rectilinear motion, especially circular motion, oblique throwing, oscillations
Dynamics of a mass point
Force and momentum, conservation of momentum, especially elastic and inelastic collisions, Newtonian laws,
Dynamics in curvilinear motion, especially circular motion, torque and angular momentum, angular momentum,
Work, power, potential and kinetic energy, energy conservation with conservative force,
Gravitational force
Dynamics of rigid bodies
Center of gravity and moment of inertia in rigid bodies, rotation equations,
Physical pendulum, torsion pendulum,
Rotational energy, gyroscope
Propagation of waves of different physical quantities, general wave equation,
Superposition of waves, standing wave, interference, amplitude modulation, frequency modulation,
Propagation of light in a medium, laws of reflection and refraction,
Mirrors, lenses in geometric optics, image equation, combination of lenses,
 Structure of the eye, magnifying glass, microscope, telescope, analog and digital camera,
Light as waves, phase and group velocity, polarization, Huygens principle, diffraction through slits, interference at double slit and grating, Newton´s rings, resolving power of optical instruments
Atomic Physics
Bohr´s postulate, energy levels in the Hydrogen atom, generating X-rays, using X-rays, especially Bragg reflection in X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope,
Photoelectric effect, photons, quantum of action
Thermally generated emission of electrons, heat transfer by radiation.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Viedo projector, smartboard, whiteboard, blackboard, interactive script, learning kits for experiments that can be carried out individually Experiments

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Recommended or required reading:
M. Alonso, E. J. Finn: Physik; dritte Auflage, Oldenbourg Verlag, 2000.
Paul A. Tipler: Physik für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure, sechste Auflage, Springer Spektrum Verlag, 2009.
Hering, Martin, Stohrer: Physik für Ingenieure; Springer Verlag, 2012.
Wolfgang Demtröder: Experimentalphysik 1, Mechanik und Wärme; sechste Auflage, Springer Verlag, 2013.
Eugene, Hecht: Optik; Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag GmbH, 2014.

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