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Physics for Energy Business

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to apply fundamental concepts such as force, impulse, power and energy.
They can apply conservation-law methods based on simple examples, identify definitions of electrical variables of electricity, voltage, electric and magnetic fields and relate these to each other based on Ohm’s law and electromagnetic induction, qualitatively describe quantum-mechanical processes of charge transport in electric semiconductors and apply these to the photoelectric effect.

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course contents

Building on the comprehensively relevant basic concepts of force, work and energy, the mechanical principles of force balance and energy conservation are explained based on examples. These basic concepts are used to illustrate the definitions of electricity and voltage in electrical science. The electric and magnetic field as well as induction processes are introduced. The theory of electric conductivity in doped electrical semiconductors and the photoelectric effect are explained in a qualitative manner.

recommended or required reading

Herr H.; Bach E.; Maier U.: Technische Physik, 5. Auflage, Europa-Lehrmittel, 2011 Tkotz K.: Fachkunde Elektrotechnik, 30. Auflage, Europa-Fachbuchreihe, 2016

assessment methods and criteria

examination, study-accompanying performance

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number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrative course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


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recommended optional program components

Not specified

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type of course unit

Compulsory lecture

mode of delivery

Integrative course

work placement(s)

Not applicable