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phy509 - Mechanics (Complete module description)
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Module label Mechanics
Module code phy509
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Attendance: 84 hrs Self study: 96 hrs
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Engineering Physics (Bachelor) > Basismodule
Responsible persons
Kittel, Achim (Authorized examiners)
Kühn, Martin (Authorized examiners)
Lienau, Christoph (Authorized examiners)
Nilius, Niklas (Authorized examiners)
Peinke, Joachim (Authorized examiners)
Schäfer, Sascha (Authorized examiners)
Uppenkamp, Stefan (Authorized examiners)
Wollenhaupt, Matthias (Authorized examiners)
Basic knowledge of mathematics acc. the pre-course of mathematics
Skills to be acquired in this module
Introduction into scientific reasoning; understanding the basic physical principles that govern physical behaviour in the real world, application of these principles to solve practical problems. General introduction to the fundamentals of experimental mechanics.
Module contents
  • Scientific reasoning
  • Space and Time
  • Kinematics
  • Dynamics
  • Motion in accelerated frames
  • Work and Energy
  • Laws of Conservation
  • Physics of rigid bodies
  • Deformable bodies and fluid media
  • Oscillations
  • Waves
Reader's advisory
D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker, S. W. Koch: Fundamentals of physics / Physik. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2003
P. A. Tipler, G. Mosca, D. Pelte, M. Basler: Physics/Physik. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2004
W. Demtröder: Experimentalphysik, Band 1: Mechanik und Wärme. Springer, Berlin, 2004
L. Bergmann, C. Schäfer, H. Gobrecht: Lehrbuch der Experimentalphysik, Band 1: Mechanik, Relativität, Wärme. De Gruyter, Berlin, 1998
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level ---
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 WiSe 28
2 WiSe 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
weekly exercises, 2 hrs written exam or 45 min oral exam and assignment. Here you will find information about the consideration of bonus points for module marks.