The introductory session for the basic physics practical course for minor students will take place in winter semester 2022/23 on
- Friday 21 October 2022 at 16:45 via ZOOM.
The link will be emailed to all registered practical students prior to the start of the event.
Welcome to the website of the physics basic practical course. This event is not only a central part of the first semesters of your physics degree programme but is also part of the basic education of many other natural science and engineering courses. In any case, we give you the opportunity to understand the contents of the lectures by performing your own experiments (“hands-on physics”) and at the same time to learn and practice the basics of scientific work.
In detail, it is about first understanding the physical basics and questions, then understanding the corresponding experimental setup (in every respect) in order to correctly record measured values, and finally also about analysing and interpreting the measurement results. The whole experiment has to be recorded in such a way that all results can be used scientifically afterwards.
The basic physics practical course is divided into five topics: Thermodynamics, Electricity, Nuclear Physics, Mechanics and Optics. You will perform experiments from each area, working in groups of two. Please make sure to familiarise yourself with the notes on (opens in new tab) as well as the basics of organisation (opens in new tab) before you begin your course. We also expect you to fully adhere to the record keeping (opens in new tab) . guidelines of good scientific practice
Please do not forget to for the course and observe the registration deadline! Registration on TUCaN is not sufficient for participation! register
At the beginning of each semester there is an introductory lecture (see below), which includes not only information about the general procedure but also about protocol management and, if necessary, data analysis, which we also require during the course. A detailed script can be found (opens in new tab) . here
The current experimental plans can be viewed in the course portal (https://pg-portal.physik.tu-darmstadt.de) from the middle of the first week of lectures. The experiments usually start the following week.
Here is a summary of the most important information for you:
- On (opens in new tab) organization and procedure
- (opens in new tab) The protocol
- (opens in new tab) Guidelines of good scientific practice
- On data analysis: (opens in new tab) and short script (opens in new tab) , as well as a leaflet on the collection of formulas (opens in new tab) . correct use of quantities, units and equations
Do you have further questions? These are your for the basic practical course. Contacts
We wish you much success and fun in the lab!
The basic practical course team sends you its warmest greetings.
Practical Course Director
||Apl. Prof. Dr. Thomas Blochowicz|
+49 6151 16-20030
Consultation hours by appointment
Secretariat, GP assistance, Radiation Protection
+49 6151 16-20032
Consultation hours: Appointment by arrangement
Make up appointments: Please send me an e-mail.
Department of electrical Theory
+49 6151 16-20743
Department of Nuclear Physics and Radiation Protection
|Dr. Jonny Birkhan|
+49 6151 16-21740
Department of Mechanics
||Till Böhmer M. Sc.|
+49 6151 16-21603
Department of Optics
|Daniel Koestel M.Sc.|
+49 6151 16-20912
Department of Thermodynamics
||Joanne Zimmer M.Sc.|
+49 6151 16-24478