t.BA.XXP5.PHY1.19HS (Physics 1) 
Module: Physics 1
This information was generated on: 29 July 2021
Physics 1
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Version: 6.0 start 01 February 2019

Short description

The students acquire the physical and technical basics in the fields of kinematics, translation dynamics, momentum- energy- and charge-conservation. Using selected examples from these areas, the students learn about and apply the physical way of thinking and working as part of the modern technical thinking of engineers.

Module coordinator

Rey Julien (reyj)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
The students have understood the fundamental relations of physics in the form of basic laws, conservation laws and physical concepts and can apply them to concrete situations. F, M K2, K3
They are able to gain new insights through physical experimentation and computer simulation by observing, recognising (retrieving) physical relationships, acquiring data and their numerical evaluation and interpretation. F, M K2, K3
They can grasp physical situations, model physical systems, recognize performance and validity limits of the model, develop and refine models and obtain qualitative and quantitative results from the models. F, M K2, k3
The students get to know the inductively determined physical thinking and working method as part of the modern thinking and working method of the engineer and are able to apply it. This includes such important methods as experimentation, modelling, idealisation and analogy. In principle, they are able to check the correctness of results from experiments and models by means of rough calculations, limit case considerations and evaluation of their plausibility by comparison with empirical values from technology or everyday life. F, M K2, K3

Module contents

Description of motions in 1-,2- and 3-dimensions,
Velocity and acceleration (vector) in form of rate of change (differential and integral forms).
Translation dynamics:
Reference frame, inertia, inertial systems,
Newton's laws,
Relationship between kinematics and physics.
Applications to dynamics / kinematics, oscillations:
Forces, interactions (including gravitation, Hooke's law, friction und Coulomb),
Force equilibrium, statics,
Description of motion for point particles.
Momentum-, energy- and charge-conservations, potential, E-Field:
Dynamical and energy aspects for mechanical and electrical systems,
Analogies between electrostatics und gravity,
Conservation of momentum: elastic, inelastic and part elastic collisions,
Testing, modelling and simulation of dynamical systems; laboratory with error analysis, data acquisition & analysis.

Teaching materials

Lecture notes (script)
Collection of problems and solutions (script)
Laboratory instructions

Supplementary literature

Paul A. Tipler, Physik



Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 3a
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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester Written examination Written

Written or orally



End-of-semester exam Written examination Written 90 min. grading 70%



Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.
Course: Physik 1 - Praktikum
Physik 1 - Praktikum


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.
Course: Physik 1 - Vorlesung
Physik 1 - Vorlesung


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.