t.BA.XXP5.PHY2.19HS (Physics 2) 
Module: Physics 2
This information was generated on: 30 July 2021
Physics 2
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Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2019

Short description

The students acquire the physical and technical basics in the fields of rotational mechanics, fluid dynamics, stationary magnetic fields and thermodynamics. 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

Markendorf Ralf (Mklf)

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

Rigid body, motion variables of rotation, rotational dynamics, rotation about fixed axis, torque, moment of inertia, conservation of angular momentum, rolling motion, simple gyro movements, analogies to translational motion

Continua, hydrostatics, hydro- and aerodynamics, ideal fluids, flow field, streamlines, laminar flow, Bernoulli with applications; real fluids, phenomena of internal friction, turbulent flow

Stationary magnetic fields, magnetic field, field lines, calculation of simple magnetic fields: Ampere law, permanent magnets, Lorentz force & moving charges in magnetic fields, technical applications

Temperature and heat, thermal expansion, state equation of ideal gases, state and process variables, inner energy, enthalpy & heat, first law, entropy, second law, heat transport

Testing of physical ideas by rough calculation, experimentation; modelling and simulation; 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


Modul PHY1

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 60 min. grading 20 %
End-of-semester exam written examination written 90 min. grading 80%



Legal basis

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Course: Physik 2 - Praktikum
Physik 2 - Praktikum


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.
Course: Physik 2 - Vorlesung
Physik 2 - Vorlesung


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