t.BA.XXP6.PHY1.19HS (Physics 1) 
Module: Physics 1
This information was generated on: 22 February 2024
Physics 1
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Version: 2.0 start 01 August 2019

Short description

 Basic physics and methods for the following: 1) Kinetics and dynamics of one and two-dimensional motion of mass points (with circular motions and vibrations)  2) Wave propagation and related phenomena (transmission, reflection, refraction, interference) 3)  Conservation principles and balancing.

Module coordinator

Christoph Stamm (stac)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels

Overview General physics education and the knowledge of the methods in physics are prerequisites for interdisciplinary thinking and performing of a  future engineer. Based on selected examples from nature and technology, the students learn about and employ the physics way of thinking and working as part of the engineer’s modern technical thinking.



1) The students know the definitions of basic quantities and concepts in the areas listed below and understand how these are motivated. They can distinguish between definitions and fundamental physical relationships (natural laws).

F K1, K2

2) The students understand and recognize the relations between the concepts developed in 1) in different forms and can identify them. The forms include dynamic relationships, conservation laws, and geometric concepts.

F K1, K2

3) The students understand the concept of analogy in physics and can exemplify it. They know the structures of conservation laws and can identify these structures in concrete physics examples.

M K2, K3

4) The students can apply the knowledge and skills from 1) to 3) qualitatively and quantitatively to natural and technical phenomena. The students are able to decide, based on the particular problem statement, which methods are suitable for the analysis. (e.g. they can distinguish dynamic problems from the analysis of states).

M K3, K4

5) The students understand the significance of an experiment and can evaluate it. They recognize possible disturbing effects and are able to reduce them or to consider them. They can handle data-acquisition and data-analysis tools and are able to document their activities and to interpret the results. They are able to organize themselves in a team, to communicate and to take responsibility.



6) The students understand the importance of modeling and are able to identify the application range of a model. They are able to set up their own models with analytical procedures and simulations and to implement them in suitable simulation tools.



7) The students know methods for evaluating the model results and can apply these to their models. These include limit-case considerations, plausibility assessments, back-of-the-envelope calculations and the comparison with experience from technology and everyday life.



Module contents

Physics as a  natural science:  Experiments, models and theory and its relevancies for engineering sciences (inductive dn deductive thinking)

Kinematics: fundamental relations for one dimensional motions described by differential and integral notations. Vector charateristics of the kinematic quantities discussed onbehalf of cirular motions (repetition of the prerequisites)

Momentum as conserved quantity: Analysis of  momemntum in central elatsic and inelastic collisions.

Balances of momentum: Principle of cutting free (Actio = Reactio), Relations between forces and momentum described in differential and integral notations.

Force: Gravitational forces in homogenious fields ,spring- and friction forces.

Workr, Energy and Power: (Repetition, mostly done in self-study);

Conservation of energy: Energy in different appearences, relevance of balances.

Kinematics and dynamics of oscillators:.  Kinematics and dynamics of oscillators (exciating, damping, coupling).

Wave propagation: Description of a waves; wave phenomena: reflection, transmission, interference (stationary waves); optional: refraction and diffraction

Teaching materials

Srcipt for the repetition of the Theoriy of kinematics (on proffessional maturiy level as self studying document)

Script and presentations

Excercices and corresponding solutions

Practica tutorials

Formulary (dedicated for this Modules)

Supplementary literature

P.A. Tipler, Gene Mosca, “Physik für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure“, 7. Auflage,

Springer Spektrum, (steht als E‐Book den Studierenden zur Verfüung). 

Arbeitsbuch zu Tipler/Mosca Physik, in der entsprechenden Auflage, Springer



Professional Maturity (technical profile)

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
During semester Practica reports or presentations, Moodle tests written or oral presentations   Marking Addentum to 100%
Midterm Test Examination written form 60-90 min Marking max 20%
End-of-semester exam Examination written form 120 min Marking min 60%



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.