Matthias Münnich: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Dr. Matthias Münnich
I. f. Biogeochemie/Schadstoffdyn.
ETH Zürich, CHN E 26.2
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 84 50
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science

701-0033-00LLaboratory Course in Physics for Students of Environmental Sciences Information 2 credits4PM. Münnich, A. Biland, N. Gruber
AbstractThe course provides an individual experience of physical phenomena and the basic principles of experiments. By carrying out simple physical experiments the students learn the proper use measuring instruments, the correct evaluation of report of the measured data and how to interpret the final results.
ObjectiveThis laboratory course aims to provide basic knowledge of
- the setup of a physics experiment,
- the use of measurement instruments,
- various measuring techniques,
- the analysis or measurement errors,
- and the interpretations of the measured quantities.
ContentThe students select 8 out of 20 experiments which they like to conduct. For each of these experiments the students will analyze the data they measure estimate the error of there measurements and compare these with the physical theory.
Lecture notesManuals for the experiments are provided online on the Moodle pages of the course.