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Module name (EN): Physics1
Degree programme: Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: E2102
SAP-Submodule-No.: P211-0117
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V+1U (5 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
E2102 (P211-0117) Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 1, mandatory course, technical
UI-PH1 (P251-0033) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021, semester 1, mandatory course
75 class hours (= 56.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 93.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
E2204 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 2
E2605 Fundamentals of High-Voltage Engineering and Test Engineering

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Barbara Hippauf
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Barbara Hippauf

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Learning outcomes:
- After successfully completing this course, students will be familiar with kinematic quantities and how they are connected. They will be able to set up equations of motion for different movements and, with regard to different reference systems, use them to find solutions. Students will learn to split complex movements into partial, simple movements by applying superposition. - They will be familiar with force and impulse as physical variables and using them, be able to grasp the cause, state and effect of a movement. They will be familiar with and able to apply models that describe friction between bodies and bodies in liquids and gases. - Students will be familiar with the terms torque and angular momentum and be able to use them for the dynamics of rotation. They will be familiar with and be able to explain the analogies and differences between translation and rotation. They will have learned how those principles can be transferred from the center of mass to rigid bodies. - Students will be familiar with the definitions for work, power and energy and know the different units for these dimensions. They will be familiar with the concept of conservative force and how it is used to define potential energy. - Students will be familiar with gravitational force as a fundamental interaction and be able to explain conclusions from it such as, for example, Kepler´s laws of planetary motion. - They will have mastered conservation of momentum, conservation of angular momentum and the conservation of energy as methods and be able to apply them to examples such as multidimensional collisions. - They will be familiar with the causes of gravitational pressure and buoyancy in liquids and gases and be able to explain the consequences thereof. Students will know which types of flow there are and how to record them. They will be able to describe and determine flows without turbulences using equations. - They will be familiar with temperature and heat quantity as basic parameters. They will be able to explain the principles and conclusions of the kinetic theory of gases. Students will know and be able to explain the main principles of thermodynamics and know and explain applications. - They will have gained insights and know where physical laws and methods are applied in everyday life, in technology and especially in sensors.

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Module content:
Kinematics Definition of kinematic quantities for linear motion,  Uniform linear motion, uniformly accelerated linear motion, free fall, Non-linear motions, in particular circular motion, non-horizontally launched projectiles, oscillations Dynamics of the mass point Force and momentum, conservation of momentum, especially elastic and inelastic collision, Newton´s laws of motion, Friction, Dynamics with curvilinear motion, especially circular motion, torque and angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum, Work, power, potential and kinetic energy, conservation of energy by conservative force, Gravitational force Dynamics of rigid bodies Center of gravity and moment of inertia of a rigid body, equations of rotational motion, physical pendulum, torsion pendulum, Rotational energy, gyroscope Mechanics of liquids and gases Gravitational pressure and buoyancy in liquids, Archimedes´ principle and Boyle´s law, Gravitational pressure and buoyancy in gases, in particular the atmosphere, laminar flow, in particular the continuity equation and Bernoulli´s principle, the Hagen-Poisuellle equation Turbulent flow, Reynolds number Thermodynamics Temperature as a concept, temperature measurement, heat capacity, Phase transitions, the kinetic theory of gases, the ideal gas law, the van der Waals equation, changes in states, Laws of thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamic processes, heat engines, thermal conduction, laws of thermal radiation

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Teaching methods/Media:
Board, lecture notes, presentations

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Recommended or required reading:
Hering, Ekbert; Martin, Rolf; Stohrer, Martin: Physik für Ingenieure, Springer Vieweg, (latest edition) Hering, Ekbert; Martin, Rolf; Stohrer, Martin: Taschenbuch der Mathematik und Physik, Springer Vieweg Turtur, Claus Wilhelm: Prüfungstrainer Physik, Springer Spektrum

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