151-0528-00L  Theory of Phase Transitions

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersL. Guin, D. Kochmann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersL. Guin, D. Kochmann
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 60 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThe oral final exam (taking place during the examination session) covers all contents of this course, including lectures, exercises, homework. It counts 50% towards the final grade. It lasts 60 min including 30 min of preparation time and 30 min of examination. All notes are allowed during the final exam.

Additionally, there will be a compulsory continuous performance assessment in the form of four projects:
- Two assignments involving theoretical/analytical derivations.
- One numerical project based on the phase-field method involving programming in matlab.
- A review of a research article that involves writing a 1 to 2 page report and giving a 10 min presentation during class.

Out of the four projects, at least three must be submitted two weeks after assignment. The best three submitted projects count 50% towards the final grade (16.7% each).

Lastly, optional short exercises will be proposed during the semester as learning tasks. Completing and handing in four of them will give a bonus of 0.25 points to the final grade.

All notes are allowed during the final exam.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.