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260072 VO History of Physics (2020W)

The developement of physics at the University Vienna included

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Note the corona-related hygiene procedures!
Note the seat restrictions in the Josef Stefan lecture hall (38 seats due to distance rule)!
Hybrid teaching! This means: if there are not enough seats in the lecture hall, the course will be synchronized with the video tool Collaborate or BigBlueButton on Moodle for the other students. Should the ongoing corona crisis make it necessary, the aforementioned video tools could be used to switch to distance learning only.

Update November 2nd, 2020: From November 4th, 2020 there will only be digital teaching for this lecture (BigBlueButton as created on Moodle). Visiting the lecture hall on site is not possible.

Wednesday 07.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 14.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 21.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 28.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 04.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 11.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 18.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 25.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 02.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 09.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 16.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 13.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 20.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-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, Tycho Brahe, 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 01a, UF MA PHYS 01b

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