406-0062-AAL  Physics I

SemesterSpring Semester 2012
LecturersG. Dissertori
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment only for MSc students who need this course as additional requirement.


406-0062-AA RPhysics I Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Self-study course. No presence required.
150s hrsG. Dissertori

Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to the concepts and tools in physics: mechanics of point-like and rigid bodies, elasticity theory, elements of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, periodic motion and mechanical waves.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the scientific methodology. The student should develop his/her capability to turn physical observations into mathematical models, and to solve the latter.
The student should acquire an overview over the basic concepts in mechanics.
Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Douglas C. Giancoli, Pearson Education (2009), ISBN: 978-0-13-157849-4

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (without: 6-5, 6-6, 6-8), 7, 8 (without 8-9), 9, 10 (without 10-10), 11 (without 11-7), 13 (without 13-13, 13-14), 14 (without 14-6), 15 (without 15-3, 15-5)
Literaturesee "Content"

Friedhelm Kuypers
Physik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler
Band 1: Mechanik und Thermodynamik
Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2002, 544 S, ca.: Fr. 68.-

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits5 credits
ExaminersG. Dissertori
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationUsually takes place as a written session examination simultaneously with the session examination for the course unit 402-0062-00L.
If the examiner decides that no such written session examination (in English) will be offered, he or she will arrange for a 30 minutes oral session examination.
Written aids4 pages DIN A4 (210 mm x 297 mm) self-authored (handwritten or typed) summary (no solutions to problem sets!). Any handbook of formulas and tables. Pocket calculator.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers

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