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Phys-301 — Optics and Quantum Phenomena
(dt. Optik und Quantenphänomene)

Level, degree of commitment Advanced module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS), Lern- and Leistungskontrollen gemäß Lehrveranstaltungskommentar,
270 hours (Besuch der lecture (60 h), Besuch der recitation class (30 h), Nachbereitung der lecture, Literaturstudium (60h), recitation classszettel and Hausaufgaben (90 h), Klausurvorbereitung and Klausur (30 h))
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement(s): Written examination. A resit can be taken as oral examination.
Examination type: The admission to the module examination can be made dependent on the successful completion of the learning and performance tests.
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Physik.
One semester,
each semester
Person in charge of the module's outline N.N.



Electromagnetic theory of light, geometrical optics, wave properties of light, optical devices, lasers, nonlinear optics.

Quantum phenomena and atomic structure:

Wave-particle duality, radiation laws, properties of photons, electrons, wave function of particles, wave packets, uncertainty relations, Schrödinger equation, tunneling phenomena, quantization of bound states, atomic structure, Bohr atomic model.

Qualification Goals

Students will learn and understand the fundamentals of ray and wave optics, modern developments in optics and optical devices, and the fundamentals of lasers. They will be able to use key experiments to explain the limits of classical physics and the transition to modern physics, especially quantum physics, and will be able to analyze and classify observations and measurement results accordingly.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Kenntnisse in Mechanik, Elektrizität und Wärme


Module imported from B.Sc. Physik.

When studying M.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Physics.

Die Wahlmöglichkeit des Moduls ist durch seine Klassifikation als Experimentalmodul aus dem Master Physik (EM) beschränkt.

Recommended Reading

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