Universität Wien FIND

260113 VO Time and Clocks (2019W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Sprache: Englisch

Prüfungstermine

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 07.10. 13:30 - 15:00 Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien (Vorbesprechung)
Montag 14.10. 13:30 - 15:00 Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 21.10. 13:30 - 15:00 Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 28.10. 13:30 - 15:00 Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 04.11. 13:30 - 15:00 Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 11.11. 13:30 - 15:00 Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 18.11. 13:30 - 15:00 Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 02.12. 13:30 - 15:00 Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 09.12. 13:30 - 15:00 Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 16.12. 13:30 - 15:00 Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 13.01. 13:30 - 15:00 Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 20.01. 13:30 - 15:00 Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

We will learn about the physical principles of clocks and time-keeping, starting from long ago but concentrating on the present. Along the way we will address many issues, such as: How do you quantify the accuracy of a clock? How do you tell time with an atomic clock? How is “official” time managed? What is a leap second? How does relativity affect clocks? What limits the performance of clocks based on sundials, pendulums, quartz crystals, and atomic transitions?

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

A written test will be given after the end of the lectures. No books, notes, or other outside material will be needed or allowed.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

An exam score of at least 50% is necessary to receive a passing grade.

Prüfungsstoff

The student should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the physics associated with clocks, including: sundials, pendulum clocks, quartz clocks, atomic clocks. The student should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the systems of time used in the world today and the definition of time standards. The student should understand principles of clock accuracy, precision, and statistics. The student should understand some very basic principles of time with regard to special and general relativity. All of this material will be addressed in the lectures.

Literatur

There is no textbook for the course, but suggestions for reading and references will be given. Lecture slides and notes -- but not complete transcripts -- will be provided online (probably via Moodle) during the semester.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

ERGB, ERG 3

Letzte Änderung: Do 10.10.2019 07:09