t.BA.VSP.PHY3.19HS (Physics 3) 
Module: Physics 3
This information was generated on: 22 February 2024
Physics 3
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Version: 1.0 start 01 February 2020

Short description

Physics 3

Module coordinator

Witzig Andreas (wita)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
Overview: The students know the basic physical concepts of technical systems in vehicles. This includes a deepening of the knowledge of mechanics, the introduction of theoretical principles from electro- and magnetostatics as well as the dynamic behaviour of two-pole elements (capacitance, inductance). The knowledge is deepened by means of concrete examples from drive technology using prototype tools.
Students have the basic knowledge of static mechanics: forces, torques, states of stress. F K1, K2, K3
Basic knowledge of electrostatics and basic electronics: Simple circuits, switch-on and switch-off processes with resistors, capacitances and inductors. Computer simulations for signal characteristics F K1, K2, K3
Basic knowledge of drive technology and energy distribution F K1, K2
Basic physical knowledge of the following machine elements:  Bearings, gears, drive technology and engines, axles/shaft, chains/belts, hydraulics/pneumatics
Selected machine elements are deepened in exercises and self-tests
F, SO, SE K1, K2, K3
Students know the basic physical terms from material and production engineering F K1, K2
They are able to understand a technical drawing and to apply it to a real assembly F K1, K2
They are able to produce assemblies or products with the help of self-created data sets (CAD) of rapid prototyping parts (e.g. 3D printing, laser cutting). F K1, K2, K3, K4

Module contents

Basic knowhow Electrostatics and electronic components:
- Basic terms and concepts (charge, current, potential, voltage, energy, power)
- Simple electronic circuits, current and voltage source, resistor, capacitance, inductivity.
- Physical foundations of drive technology (DC-, synchron-, asynchron- und step motor)
Basic and more specialized knowhow in mechanics and machine technology
In general:
- Technical drawing
- Mechanics (forces, moments, stress)

Machine elements:
- Stock
- Gearbox, axles, shafts
- Drive technology and motors
- Hydraulics/Pneumatics
Physical basics of the manufacturing technique
- Materials
- Production Engineering
Implementation in practice through prototyping in the practical training:
- Lasercutter
- 3D printing
- Light emitting diodes and electric motors

Teaching materials

- Lecture notes
- Computer simulation (« digitisation skills)
- Demo objects
- Machine park ZPP
- Excursion

Supplementary literature

- Textbook Hering/Martin/Stohrer: Physik für Ingenieure
- Textbook 
Colotti/Jenni: Elektrische Antriebe
- Textbook Roloff/Matek: Maschinenelemente



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 MC, SC, gap text Moodle ca 10x  Grading 10%
Presentation of results at the end of semester Practical training Physical model 1 Model Grading 30%
End-of-semester exam Exam written 90 min Grading 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 3 - Praktikum
Physik 3 - Praktikum


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.
Course: Physik 3 - Vorlesung
Physik 3 - Vorlesung


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