# 402-0038-00L Physics

Semester | Spring Semester 2017 |

Lecturers | C. Grab |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | German |

Comment | Course will no longer take place after FS 2017. Only for Computer Science BSc, Programme Regulations 2008. |

Abstract | Introduction to physics with emphasis on mechanics, relativity, thermodynamics und electromagnetism. Demonstrations, examples and exercises illustrate the basic concepts. |

Objective | Become familiar with some of the important topics in classical and modern physics. |

Content | Mechanics: Motion, Newton's axioms, work and energy, vibrations and waves, special relativity. Thermodynamics: temperature, gases, thermal radiation, engines Electromagnetism: Electrostatics, stationary currents, time dependent fields, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves. |

Lecture notes | 'Physics for Informatics Students' Lecture taught at ETH Zurich in FS15 Prof. Dr. A.Rubbia (Script in German) |

Literature | "Principles of Physics" Author: Halliday, David Wiley & Sons, 2010 ISBN 978-0-470-56158-4 |

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: mathematical foundations, vectors, calculus. |