t.BA.ITP.PE.19HS (Physics Engines) 
Module: Physics Engines
This information was generated on: 20 April 2021
Physics Engines
Organised by


Version: 2.0 start 01 February 2021

Short description

The course provides the fundamental physical concepts of classical mechanics and enables students to use physics engines.

Module coordinator

Patrik Eschle (escl)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
Students are familiar with the fundamental concepts of classical mechanics. F, M K2, K3
Students can simulate the movement of point masses in general situations. F, M K2, K3
Students are capable of simulating the movement of rigid bodies in general settings. F, M K2, K3
Students are capable of using physics engines in the context of a game engine. F, M K2, K3
Students may explain the relationship between physical quantities and their counterparts in a game engine. F, M K2, K3

Module contents

  • Newtonian mechanics of point masses.
  • Numerical solution of differential equations
  • Rotation of rigid bodies
  • Rotations in the language of linear algebra
  • Physics in game engines, translations of physical quantities into the world of Unity.

Teaching materials

Online script, Moodle exercises, Python, Unity

Supplementary literature

A. Tipler, Gene Mosca: "Physik: für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure", Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, ISBN-13: 978-3827419453, available as e - book in our library.
Unity tutorials: learn.unity.com



Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 1a
  For more details please click on this link: T_CL_Modulauspraegungen_SM2025


Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester Moodle online 0.5 h/w 1-6 10 %
  Report written 1 h/w 1-6 30 %
End-of-semester exam Report written 215 h 1-6 30 %
  Oral Exam oral 15 min 1-6 30 %



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 Engines - Vorlesung
Physik Engines - Vorlesung


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