[ 320STPH20 ] Subject Major Field of Studies Physics

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0/57,5 ECTS Accumulative subject examination B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year Physics Andreas Ney Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Bachelor's programme Fundamentals of Natural Sciences for Technology 2020W
Objectives Introduction to the scientific approach and methods of solving problems in classical physics. Getting familiar with basic physical experimental techniques and with the documentation of experimental results by carrying out selected experiments. Get in touch with elementary concepts, terms, definitions and assumptions of the most important theories in classical physics, understanding the mathematical and logical construction of these theories. Application of these methods to specific physical systems. The Bachelor's Thesis includes practical work in the frame of a research project and writing as well as a presentation of the results in due consideration of the standards of good scientific practice.
Subject Fundamentals of physics II: Electrostatics; electrical currents; magnetic fields; fields of moving charges; magnetostatics; electric and magnetic fields in matter, polarization, induction; alternating current circuits; Maxwell equations and electromagnetic waves, Lorentz transformation of the electrodynamic quantities.

Fundamentals of Physics III: Maxwell equations, wave equation, refractive index and dispersion; reflexion, transmission and refraction, polarization and anisotropic materials; Fresnel equations; geometrical optics; optical devices; interference and coherence; wave optics; diffraction; guided waves; basics of photonics.

More advanced experiments from mechanics, electricity, optics and thermodynamics; Introductory experiments from solid state physics, atomic and nuclear physics.

Theoretical Mechanics: mechanics of point particles and rigid bodies, constants of motion, analytical mechanics, introduction into mechanics of the continuum, nonlinear dynamics.

Theoretical Electrodynamics: Maxwell's equations, electrostatics and magnetostatics in vacuum and matter, electromagnetic waves (emission and scattering), special theory of relativity.

Literature studies and guided experimental and/or theoretical investigations

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