Universität Wien FIND

260072 VO History of Physics (2018W)

The developement of physics at the University Vienna included

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 04.10. 12:15 - 13:55 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Thursday 11.10. 11:00 - 12:40 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 18.10. 11:00 - 12:40 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 25.10. 11:00 - 12:40 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 08.11. 11:00 - 12:40 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 15.11. 11:00 - 12:40 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 22.11. 11:00 - 12:40 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 29.11. 11:00 - 12:40 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 06.12. 11:00 - 12:40 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 13.12. 11:00 - 12:40 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 10.01. 11:00 - 12:40 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 17.01. 11:00 - 12:40 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 24.01. 11:00 - 12:40 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 31.01. 11:00 - 12:40 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Objective of the lecture is the global and local knowledge of the historical background of today's physics.
The flow and content of the essential physical ideas and concepts is presented from the ancient world to date. Especially the developement of physics at the University Vienna is considered and objects of the historical collection of the faculty of physics are shown.
Lecture series using a lot of graphics and pictures, presentation of objects and instruments from the historical collection.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examination, ca. 20 to 30 minutes. The contents of the lecture are examined.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirement for a positive examination is basic knowledge about four scopes of questions, all of them have to be evaluated positively:
First scope of questions: Aristotelian physics and physics in the antiquity.
Second scope of questions: Copernican system, the works of Galilei, Kepler, Newton and Maxwell.
Third scope of questions: The highlights of the Viennese physicists in the 19th century.
Fourth scope of questions: One question about the remaining matter has to be answered at least basically.
Evaluation of the single questions:
"Sehr gut": for complete answer, autonomous description of relationships, only small faults may appear.
"Gut": for almost comlete answer, description of relationships, incomplete answers may only appear at some points.
"Befriedigend": for good answer in general, however details are lacking.
"Genügend": Only very basic knowledge is replied, details are lacking.
The final mark will result from the arithmetic mean of the four scopes of questions, if all four scopes are answered positively.

Examination topics

The contents of the lecture are examined.

Reading list

K. Simonyi: Kulturgeschichte der Physik. Von den Anfängen bis heute. 3. Auflage, Verlag Harri Deutsch, Frankfurt am Main, 2001
Stephen F. Mason: Geschichte der Naturwissenschaft in der Entwicklung ihrer Denkweisen, 3. Auflage, Bassum, 1997
Gerlinde Fritz (Ed. "Information Assistent"): Österreichische Zentralbibliothek für Physik, Algoprint Verlags AG und "Information Assistant", Wien, 2004

Association in the course directory

P 15, MaP 3, LA-Ph71 fW, M-ERG, UF MA PHYS 01b

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