402-0023-01L  Physics

SemesterHerbstsemester 2019
DozierendeS. Johnson
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch


KurzbeschreibungThis course gives an overview of important concepts in classical dynamics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, quantum physics, atomic physics, and special relativity. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating key phenomena using experiments, and in making connections between basic research and applications.
LernzielThe goal of this course is to make students able to explain and apply the basic principles and methodology of physics to problems of interest in modern science and engineering. An important component of this is learning how to solve new, complex problems by breaking them down into parts and applying simplifications. A secondary goal is to provide to students an overview of important subjects in both classical and modern physics.
InhaltOscillations and waves in matter

Thermodynamics (temperature, heat, equations of state, laws of thermodynamics, entropy, transport)

Electromagnetism (electrostatics, magnetostatics, circuits, Maxwell's Equations, electromagnetic waves, induction, electromagnetic properties of materials)

Overview of quantum and atomic physics

Introduction to special relativity
SkriptLecture notes and exercise sheets will be distributed via Moodle
LiteraturP.A. Tipler and G. Mosca, Physics for scientists and engineers, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York