Module label  Theoretical Methods 
Module code  phy611 
Credit points  6.0 KP 
Workload  180 h
( attendance: 56 hrs, self study: 124 hrs )

Faculty/Institute  Institute of Physics 
Used in course of study 

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Entry requirements  
Skills to be acquired in this module  Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD I & II)
Computerorientierte Physik Extension and complement of qualification in theoretical physics through the acquisition of solid and deep knowledge of advanced concepts and methods in theoretical physics. Depending on the selected course the students acquire knowledge in the fields of basis numerical methods of theoretical physics, algorithms and data structures in scientific computing, code debugging. They obtain skills for a confident application of modern methods of theoretical physics such as diagram generation, Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations and quantitative analysis of advanced problems of theoretical physics and in further development of the physical intuition. 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. Modelling and Simulation The students attending successful the course acquire an advanced understanding of the conceptual design of models in the field of engineering sciences. Special emphasis is on identifying the significant physical processes and the choice of the most efficient modelling type. The interaction of numerical simulations with field measurements and laboratory measurements including the theory of similarity will be discussed. To meet the needs of renewable energy, laser technology, environmental sciences and marine sciences the practical focus is on the modelling and simulation of fluid dynamics in small scales and close to structures. 
Module contents  Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD I & II)
Computerorientierte Physik
Modelling and Simulation

Reader's advisory 
C. Hirsch, Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows: Introduction to the Fundamentals of CFD, Vol 1: Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2nd edition, ButterworthHeinemann, Amsterdam. P. Sagaut, Large Eddy Simulation for Incompressible Flows, Springer, Berlin, 1998. J. Fröhlich, Large Eddy Simulationen turbulenter Strömungen, Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2006. (in German)
K. Hartmann: Practical guide to computer simulation. WorldScientific, 2009. J. M. Thijssen: Computational Physics. Cambridge University Press, 2007. M. Newman, G. T. Barkema: Monte Carlo Methods in Statistical Physics. Oxford University Press, 1999.

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Languages of instruction  German, English 
Duration (semesters)  1 Semester 
Module frequency  halbjährlich 
Module capacity  unlimited 
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Modulart  je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht 
Lern/Lehrform / Type of program  Lecture: 3hrs/week; Excercises: 1hrs/week 
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Final exam of module  According selected course 
Course type  Seminar 
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