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Physics 2

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Physics 2
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023
Module code: UI-PH2
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.
P211-0118, P251-0034
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.
4V+1U (5 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: 2
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.

E2202 (P211-0118) Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 2, mandatory course, technical
UI-PH2 (P211-0118, P251-0034) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 2, mandatory course
UI-PH2 (P211-0118, P251-0034) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 2, 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).
75 class hours (= 56.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 93.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Barbara Hippauf
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Barbara Hippauf

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will: be able to set up differential equations for second-order systems, explain their solutions and carry them out using examples. Analogy systems from mechanics and electrical engineering.
- Students will be able to transfer the methods to coupled systems and higher order systems.
- Students will be familiar with the propagation of various physical quantities via waves. They will be familiar with the wave equation as a solution to differential equations and be able to apply it. They will understand the superposition of waves and their consequences.
- Students will be familiar with the propagation of light as a beam and have a good command of the terms reflection, total internal reflection and refraction. They will be able to describe and calculate images on mirrors, lenses and lens combinations geometrically and mathematically.  They will be able to explain the structure and mode of operation of optical devices.  
- Students will be familiar with the limits of ray optics. They will be able to use the wave nature of light to explain and apply interference and diffraction phenomena, e.g. when limiting the resolution of optical devices.
- Students will be familiar with the structure of the hydrogen atom in Bohr´s model based on classical physics. Using this, they will be able to explain the shell model and energy levels, as well as spectra. They will know how X-rays are generated and used. They will be able to explain the photoelectric effect with light as a particle.

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Module content:
Setting up differential equations for different types of vibrations using examples in various mechanical and electronic systems,
Solutions in the undamped and damped spring-mass system,
forced oscillation in the spring-mass system, solution via complex approach, amplitude response and phase response,
Higher-order systems
Two coupled oscillators, setting up differential equations, beat, in-phase and out-of-phase oscillations, coupling of more than two oscillators
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:
Blackboard, lecture notes, presentation

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Recommended or required reading:
Hering, Ekbert; Martin, Rolf; Stohrer, Martin: Physik für Ingenieure, Springer Vieweg, (akt. Aufl.)
Hering, Ekbert; Martin, Rolf; Stohrer, Martin: Taschenbuch der Mathematik und Physik, Springer Vieweg
Turtur, Claus Wilhelm: Prüfungstrainer Physik, Springer Spektrum

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