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Module MAT-PHY-EX-M-4

Experimental Physics I/II (for Mathematicians) (M, 18.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MAT-PHY-EX-M-4 Experimental Physics I/II (for Mathematicians) 18.0 CP (540 h)


CP, Effort 18.0 CP = 540 h
Position of the semester 2 Sem. from WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MAT-NF] Special Offers for Subsidiary Topics in Math Programmes
Reference course of study [MAT-82.105-SG] B.Sc. Mathematics
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


In addition, the module contains the accompanying lecture with exercise classes and tutorials [PHY-PFEP-021-K-2] "Mathematical fundamentals of physics", in which advanced mathematical contents and skills are imparted at an early stage (with regard to the requirements of experimental physics). Due to the overlap with the mathematics modules in the B.Sc. Mathematics, the workload associated with this course is only considered proportionally (in the form of 60 hours of self-study).


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
4V+2U PHY-PFEP-020-K-2
Mechanics and heat
P 84 h 156 h - - PL1 8.0 WiSe/SuSe
4V+2U PHY-PFEP-023-K-2
Electromagnetism and optics
P 84 h 156 h - - PL1 8.0 SuSe
  • About [PHY-PFEP-020-K-2]: Title: "Mechanics and heat"; Presence-Time: 84 h; Self-Study: 156 h
  • About [PHY-PFEP-023-K-2]: Title: "Electromagnetism and optics"; Presence-Time: 84 h; Self-Study: 156 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (30-45 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 85611 ("Experimental Physics I/II (for Mathematicians)")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Einführung und Überblick zur Mechanik eines Massenpunktes
  • bewegte Bezugssysteme und spezielle Relativitätstheorie
  • Systeme von Massenpunkten
  • Stöße
  • Dynamik starrer Körper
  • reale, feste und flüssige Körper
  • Gase
  • strömende Flüssigkeiten und Gase
  • mechanische Schwingungen und Wellen
  • Wärmelehre
  • Elektrostatik
  • elektrischer Strom
  • Magnetostatik
  • zeitlich veränderliche Felder
  • Maxwell-Gleichungen
  • elektrotechnische Anwendungen
  • elektromagnetische Schwingungen
  • elektromagnetische Wellen im Vakuum
  • elektromagnetische Wellen in Materie
  • geometrische Optik
  • Interferenz und Beugung
  • Streuung
  • optische Instrumente
  • neue Techniken der Optik

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Upon successful completion of this module, the students know and understand the fundamental terms, concepts and phenomena
  • of classical mechanics and hydrodynamics, of vibrations and waves in mechanical systems, and of thermodynamics, as well as
  • of electrodynamics and optics.

This also includes basic knowledge in theoretical modelling of problems in classical mechanics and electrostatics.

Then have acquired appropriate mathematical skills and are able to work independently on problems in the field mentioned above.


  • Demtröder: Experimentalphysik 1, Springer
  • Meschede: Gerthsen Physik, Springer
  • Demtröder: Experimentalphysik 2, Springer
  • Meschede: Gerthsen Physik, Springer


Current information and materials accompanying the course will be announced in the lecture or on the website of the course.


Registration for the exercises is required. Details will be announced during the first lecture.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MAT-PHY-EX-M-4]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MAT-82.105-SG] B.Sc. Mathematics [Subsidiary Topic] Subsidiary Subject (Minor) [P] Compulsory