704331 PR Physics Laboratory I

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PR Physics Laboratory I
PR 4

The students should become familiar with fundamental methods of physical measurents and evaluation of their results.

Mechanics, electricity and magnetism.  Experiments:

  • Introduction: Position, velocity, acceleration
  • Hooke's law
  • Harmonic oscillator
  • Speed of sound
  • Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's circuit laws
  • Magnetism
  • Circuits
  • Snell's law
Additional skills:
  • Propagation of uncertainty
  • Data visualization
  • Writing a lab report

Continuous assessment (based on regular written contribution by participants). Grundpraktikum 1 is a course for which students are evaluated throughout the semester, and attendance is required.

The final grade is based on eight data analyses, two lab reports, and one homework on the topic of "Evaluation of measurement data and uncertainties." Completion of each experiment is a prerequisite for the grading of the corresponding assignment.

  •  Experiment handouts (on Olat)
  • Course guidelines (on Olat)

Additional literature:

  • Kohlrausch: Praktikum der Physik 
  • Gerthsen, Kneser, Vogel: Physik 
  • Bergmann Schäfer: Lehrbuch der Experimentalphysik, Band 1 - 4

Introduction to Physics (Einführung in die Physik),

Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Physik I),

Physics II: Electromagnetism and Optics (Physik II).

Coordinator: Tracy Northup

The course will be held weekly in presence on Thursdays at 14:15.  Further information will be provided at the first course meeting.

Please sign up for Group 1, as the groups have no special meaning.

It is essential to sign up for the course by September 21 at 23:59.  You may sign up before the Physics II results are available, as the information about whether you have satisfied the prerequisites will be updated automatically in the university's system.

see dates
Do, 14:15-17:15, PR 0/402
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Group 1
Date Time Location
Thu 2022-10-06
14.15 - 16.15 HS F (Technik) HS F (Technik) Barrier-free Einführung GP I
Thu 2022-12-15
14.15 - 15.15 HSB 6 HSB 6 Barrier-free