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280447 VU VU Physical Concepts (PI) (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 90 participants
Language: German



Following the university's Covid regulations, the course will be held online until further notice, accessible via Moodle. Exams and special lectures will be held in HS2 at the UZA II.

Mid-term exam: Tue, May 4th, 2021, HS 2 and HS 3 UZA II
Final exam: Tue, June 29th, 2021, HS 2 und HS 3 UZA II

TUE, weekly from March 3rd until June 29th 2021, 1.15pm - 4.30pm

Tutorials - Astronomy:
Group 1: THURS, weekly from March 4th until June 24th 2021, 1.15pm - 2.45pm
Group 2: THURS, weekly from March 4th until June 24th 2021, 3pm - 4.30pm

Tutorials - Meteorology:
MON, weekly from March 8st until June 28th, 4pm - 5.30pm


Aims, contents and method of the course

Wechselwirkung zwischen Strahlung und Materie, Strahlungstransport, Hydrodynamik (Kontinuitätsgleichung, Impulsgleichungen für rotierende Planeten, lineare Wellen, Navier-Stokes-Gleichungen), atmosphärische Thermodynamik

Assessment and permitted materials

Vorlesungsteil: Jeweils eine Teilprüfung am Ende der jeweiligen Einheitenblöcke der Fachgebiete (Meteorologie / Astronomie).
Übungsteil: Abgabe bearbeiteter Übungsbeispiele; Präsentieren, Vorrechnen und Erklären der Beispiele

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In order to successfully complete the entire LV (lecture + tutorial), each student needs to:

cross off a minimum of 50% of the given examples - Criterion 1. Examples that are not handed in on time cannot be considered. Furthermore, crossed examples are bound to the attendance of the student, which means that in the case of non-attending the tutorial, crossed off examples will be deleted.
you can gain a maximum of 2 points per presentation. At the end of the term, each student must have at least 2 points on his presentation record - Criterion 2. The assessment follows:
+ 0 points: example addressed but wrong comprehension of the problem
+ 1 point: example addressed but some mistakes during the presentation
+ 2 points: example solved (small errors like signs are not treated as such)
- 2 points: if the example has been clearly copied from someone else. No understanding of the problem.

performance UE [%] =[ number crossed off examples / total number of examples + (presenter points−2) ⋅ 0.04] ⋅ 100

total performance [%] = performance VO [%] ⋅ 0.57 + performance UE [%] ⋅ 0.43

Sehr Gut 100% - 91%
Gut 90% - 78%
Befriedigend 77% - 61%
Genügend 60% - 50%
Nicht Genügend <50% or <2 presenter points or <50% crossed-off examples

Examination topics

Reading list

Hantel M., Einführung Theoretische Meteorologie.
Holton J., An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology.
Mihalas Dimitri, Foundations of Radiation Hydrodynamics.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Tu 15.06.2021 07:49