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.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
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.
ContentBook:
Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Douglas C. Giancoli, Pearson Education (2009), ISBN: 978-0-13-157849-4

Chapters:
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.

Learning materials

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Groups

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Restrictions

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

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