Module label  Advanced Physics II 
Module abbreviation  phy613 
Credit points  6.0 KP 
Workload  180 h 
Institute directory  Institute of Physics 
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Skills to be acquired in this module  Theoretical Physics III: Quantum mechanics (M.Ed.): The students obtain competencies to identify application situations of quantum mechanics and to solve standard problems as well as to be able to impart knowledge properly (i.a. at schools). General Relativity: The students acquire basic knowledge in the field of general relativity as well as of aspects of astrophysics and cosmology. They obtain skills for a confident application of modern methods of theoretical physics. These include in particular differential geometric concepts and quantitative analysis of advanced problems of theoretical physics. They enhance their competences to effectively deal with sophisticated problems of theoretical physics, to independently develop approaches to current issues of theoretical physics, and to comprehend common concepts and methods of theoretical physics and the natural sciences, in general. Acoustics: Thorough understanding of acoustics and ability to make quantitative descriptions of phenomena in physical acoustics such as mechanical oscillations, acoustical wave propagation, reflections at boundaries, room acoustical properties, diffraction, and electro acoustical systems. Understanding of important concepts such as acoustical impedance, Qfactor, resonances, near and far field, standing waves, room modes, etc.. 
Module contents  Theoretical Physics III: Quantum mechanics (M.Ed.): Basic concepts and structures of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics ( superposition principle, wave function, operators, eigenvalue problem, probabilistic interpretation, Schrödinger equation, Hilbert space and current topics like quantal measurement without interaction, Bells inequality, decoherence), interpretation problems and questions of impartation of quantum mechanics at schools or other places. General Relativity: equivalence principle motion in the gravitational field metric tensors covariant differentiation Riemann curvature tensor Einstein's field equations conserved quantities Schwarzschild solution black holes gravitational radiation experimental tests cosmology Friedmann equations Acousics: Oscillations and waves Physical fundamentals of acoustics Generation and propagation of sound Measurement and evaluation of sound Processing and analysis of acoustic signals Acoustics of voice and speech Speech pathology Acoustic insulation and attenuation Room and building acoustics Electro acoustics Shock waves Photoacoustic effect Selected topics of acoustics, vibrations and ultrasonic 
Recommended reading  Theoretische Physik III: Quantenmechanik (M.Ed.) C. CohenTannoudji, et al.: Quantenmechanik, de Gruyter; W. Nolting: Grundkurs Theoretische Physik, 5 Quantenmechanik, Springer Verlag; J. Pade: Quantenmechanik zu Fuß, Springer (auch englisch: Quantum Mechanics for Pedestrians 1 & 2, Springer); B.H. Bransden, C.J., Joachain: Quantum Mechanics, Prentice Hall; J. Audretsch: Verschränkte Welt, Wiley; F. Selleri: Die Debatte um die Quantentheorie, Vieweg Verlag. Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie C. W. Misner, K. S. Thorne, J. A. Wheeler: Gravitation. Freeman, New York, 2002 S. Weinberg: Gravitation and cosmology: principles and applications of the general theory of relativity. John Wiley, New York, 1972 R. d Inverno: Introducing Einsteins relativity. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1992 J. B. Hartle: Gravity: an introduction to Einsteins general relativity. AddisonWesley, San Francisco (CA), 2003 Akustik Kollmeier, B.: Skriptum Physikalische, technische und medizinische Akustik, Universität Oldenburg Heckl, Müller: Taschenbuch der technischen Akustik, Springer Verlag F.G. Kollmann: Maschinenakustik, Springer Verlag 
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Languages of instruction  German, English 
Duration (semesters)  1 Semester 
Module frequency  halbjährlich 
Module capacity  unlimited 
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Final exam of module  1 writen exam oder 1 präsentation oder 1 oral exam oder 1 seminar paper 
Type of course  Seminar 
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