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701-0033-00L  Laboratory Course in Physics for Students of Environmental Sciences

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersM. Münnich, A. Biland, N. Gruber
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractThe course provides an individual experience of physical phenomena and the basic principles of experiments. By carrying out simple physical experiments the students learn the proper use measuring instruments, the correct evaluation of report of the measured data and how to interpret the final results.
ObjectiveThis laboratory course aims to provide basic knowledge of
- the setup of a physics experiment,
- the use of measurement instruments,
- various measuring techniques,
- the analysis or measurement errors,
- and the interpretations of the measured quantities.
ContentThe students select 8 out of 20 experiments which they like to conduct. For each of these experiments the students will analyze the data they measure estimate the error of there measurements and compare these with the physical theory. Additionally each student will present one of their experiments in a seminar.
Lecture notesManuals for the experiments are provided online.