402-0038-00L  Physics

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersC. Grab
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractIntroduction to physics with emphasis on mechanics, relativity, thermodynamics und electromagnetism. Demonstrations, examples and exercises illustrate the basic concepts.
ObjectiveBecome familiar with some of the important topics in classical and modern physics.
ContentMechanics:
Motion, Newton's axioms, work and energy, vibrations and waves, special relativity.

Thermodynamics: temperature, gases, thermal radiation, engines

Electromagnetism:
Electrostatics, stationary currents, time dependent fields, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves.
Lecture notes'Physics for Informatics Students'
Lecture taught at ETH Zurich in FS15
Prof. Dr. A.Rubbia
(Script in German)
Literature"Principles of Physics"
Author: Halliday, David
Wiley & Sons, 2010
ISBN 978-0-470-56158-4
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: mathematical foundations, vectors, calculus.