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Solid state physics aims at establishing a theoretical model of solid bodies. Such a model should be capable of explaining the physical (electrical, thermal, optical, mechanical, ...) properties of solids and in particular the differences in these properties between different materials. → more
In this course the focus will be on the factors that influence the earth''s climate and how they interact with each other. Simple models will be introduced which are capable of explaining some fundamental ideas in order to create a basic understanding of the relevant processes however without going into to many details. → more
Historically, optics is the physics of (visible) light. Important realms are for example the emission, propagation and detection of light as well as its interaction with matter. Since light is nothing but an electromagnetic wave, optics developed into a more general subject and is no longer limited to visible light only. → more
When dealing with many-particle systems, it is neither possible nor useful to describe each particle's individual properties. Instead one migrates to a description of the state of the system in terms of statistical quantities like temperature or pressure. → more
This course deals with the dynamics within fluid media, for example liquids and gases. An accurate understanding of the basics is crucial for many applications in engineering, climate processes or many branches of biophysics. → more
The objective of this course is to derive mathematical tools which are helpful in solving physical problems. → more
Classical mechanics is the basis for pretty much all fields of physics. It deals with the forces that act on physical bodies and aims at finding their trajectories by solving the equations of motion. As many fundamental laws in classical mechanics where found by Newton, this field is nowadays also referred to as Newtonian mechanics. → more