260072 VO History of Physics (2021W)
The developement of physics at the University Vienna included
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Update 13.09.2021: Because of the corona-related distance rule, there are only 38 places in the Josef Stefan lecture hall. 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 (hybrid teaching).
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
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 complete 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.
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