Physics for Electrical Engineering
Module PH9009 [ExPh EI]
Module version of SS 2021 (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 2021  SS 2019  WS 2017/8  WS 2013/4  SS 2011 
Basic Information
PH9009 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.
 Service Modules for Students of other Disciplines
If not stated otherwise for export to a nonphysics program the student workload is given in the following table.
Total workload  Contact hours  Credits (ECTS) 

180 h  135 h  6 CP 
Responsible coordinator of the module PH9009 is Reinhard Kienberger.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Content
1. Introduction
2. Classical Mechanics
 Kinematics
 Newtons Axioms
 Forces, Work, Energy, Conservation of Energy
 Rotation, Angular Momentum, Conservation of Angular Momentum
 special relativity theory
3. Oscillations and Waves
 Harmonic Oscillator (Free, Damped, Driven)
 Travelling and Standing Waves
4. Optics
 Geometric Optics
 Reflection and Refraction
 Wave Optics
 Interference
 Diffraction
5. Thermodynamics
 Kinetic Gas Theory
 Equations of State
 Laws of Thermodynamics
 Reversible nad Irreversible Processes
 Thermodynamic Machines
6. Hydrodynamics
 Fluids and Gases
 Pressure, Density and Surface Tension
 Fluid Flow
7. Quantum Mechanics
 Black Body Radiation
 WaveParticleDuality
 Schrödinger Equation
Learning Outcome
After successful completion of the module the student should:
 know the general basics regarding methodology and measuring procedures in physics,
 apply the relevant laws to the motion of point masses,
 calculate mechanical oscillations,
 deal with systems of several point masses,
 calculate the dynamics of rigid bodies,
 know the mechanical properties of rigid and fluid bodies as well as gases, and estimate their behavior in fluid dynamics, and
 know the basics of mechanical waves and
 understand thermodanymical systems and calculate relevant variables in thermodynamical processes.
Preconditions
Basic knowledge on physics and mathematics at the level of Abitur.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
Type  SWS  Title  Lecturer(s)  Dates  Links 

VO  4  Physics for Electrical Engineering  Kienberger, R. 
Mon, 08:00–09:30, 1200 Thu, 09:45–11:15, 1200 

UE  1  Open tutorial to physics for electrical engineering  Kienberger, R. 
Thu, 11:30–12:15, 1200 and singular or moved dates 

UE  2  Large tutorial to physics for electrical engineering  Kienberger, R. 
Tue, 15:00–16:30, 1200 
Learning and Teaching Methods
Lecture and large tutorial are held in excathedra teaching, the exercises are given as interactive teaching (calculation of examples). The optional questioning hour e.g. after the lecture is of major support for students for questions on the study topics as well as organisational questions.
In the large tutorial relevant examples for problems are presented.
The tutorial is held in small groups. The students not only learn to reproduce the presented solution of the problems but also train to solve problems independently. For this exercise sheets are offered. The students prepare these problems on their own or in small groups. This helps them to deepen their understanding of the new methods and concepts. In the tutorial the weekly exercises are presented by the students and the tutor. They also provide room for discussions and additional explanations to the lectures.
Media
Animated powerpoint presentation with figures of relevant physical devices and processes. Complicated matter (e.g. deduction of formulas) is written on a tablet PC into the ppt file and projected. Many experiments are shown.
Literature
 Douglas C. Giancoli, Lehr und Übungsbuch, 3., aktualisierte Auflage, Pearson, ISBN: 9783868940237
 Demtröder: Experimentalphysik Band 1&2, Springer Verlag
 TiplerMosca: Physik für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag,
Module Exam
Description of exams and course work
There will be a written exam of 90 minutes duration. Therein the achievement of the competencies given in section learning outcome is tested exemplarily at least to the given cognition level using calculation problems and comprehension questions.
For example an assignment in the exam might be:
 Determine the total moment of force acting on a given construction.
 Determine the point of detachment for a point mass sliding down a sphere.
 Calculate the deflection angle of a perpendicular within an aeroplane due to the Coriolis force.
 Calculate the moment of inertia for an object rotating around a given axis.
 Sketch a pVdiagram of a thermodynamic cyclic process and calculate the work/energy in each cycle.
Participation in the exercise classes is strongly recommended since the exercises prepare for the problems of the exam and rehearse the specific competencies.
Exam Repetition
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.