Experimental physics II

summer term 2021
Lecturer: Frank
Link to LSF
431 participants

General information

Dear all,

find here the link to our fisrt lecture on 12th April. 2021 11:15

Youtube: (https://youtu.be/ByI8t5J6Bh4)

Dear Students, Due to the continuing Corona Pandemic, lectures are essentially online again this semester. We are again streaming on Youtube every Monday and Wednesday from 11:00 to 13:00 with questions in chat. We will post the links in a timely manner.

  • There is a preliminary script on Moodle and please follow the book recommendations as well.
  • Otherwise everything is the same as last semester, there will be exercises every week and we hope you use the chat and discussion forums as well as the tutorials to progress.
  • We are all looking forward to the new semester and hope that you have arrived well in your studies despite all the unusual circumstances.
  • Please send any questions on organizational matters to Konrad Briggl (->mail)

Stay healthy !


The exam will take place on 24.th July at 10:00 AM.

As in the previous semester we are forced to do the exam in an online format. For this reason we require a signed form stating that you did the exam without forbidden help.

This form is available on moodle (here) and can be uploaded as final exercise sheet on this platform. Please upload the document until 21. of July in order to participate in the exam.

The retry exam wil take place in presence on Tuesday, 12.th of October 2021 from 15:00 to 17:00. It will take place in the big lecture hall HS1 at KIP (INF227).

As the exam will be prepared and printed personalized, we ask you to register to the exam in advance by mail to Konrad Briggl (template with neccesary informations in the link). Important: Registration to the retry exam shall be done until 6.10.2021 at the latest.

Review of the retry exam will take place monday, Sep 18th between 3PM and 7PM. During this time, you will have the chance to review the corrections and bring forward comments on the corrections. The review will take place online.

Lecture content

To follow up on PEP 1 and as a small supplement, we will continue with thermodynamics in the first and second week, then move into the core topics of PEP2.


  • pV diagrams, 2.& 3. laws of thermodynamics,  Carnot process, entropy
  • real gases, heat transport, diffusion

Elektricity and Magnetisme

  • Electrostatic
  • Charge, Coulombs law, Influence, E-Field, Condensator, …
  • Electrical currents,direct currents
  • Current, resistance, Ohm's law, circuits, Kirchhoff's rules, ...
  • Magnetostatik
  • Magnetic fields, moving charges, cyclotron, Hall effect, Biot-Savart law, vector potential,....
  • Materie im Magnetfeld
  • Dia-, Para-, Ferromagnetisme, Maxwell equations,…
  • Induction u. elektromagnetic fields
  • Induction, displacement current, polarization,.....
  • Alternating current, and oscillating circuits
  •  Induction in electric circuit, R, C, L in AC circuit, ...

EM Waves

  • Wave equation, structure of EM waves, polarization, ...


  • Diffraction and interference, double slit, Fresnel's formula, ...

Special relativity

  • Lorentz transformation, mass-energy equivalence, ...

Exercise sheets

Practice groups

  • Group A (Simon Glover)
    PEP2 auf englisch
    28 participants
    INF 227 HS1, Mi 14:15-15:45Wed 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group B (Steffen Therre)
    29 participants
    INF 227 HS1, Do 14:15-15:45Thu 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group C (Rainer Schicker)
    27 participants
    INF 227 HS1, Fr 14:15-15:45Fri 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group D (Robert Schmidt)
    27 participants
    INF 227 HS1, Fr 09:15-10:45Fri 09:15 - 10:45
  • Group E (Harald Jacobsen)
    28 participants
    INF 227 HS2, Mi 14:15-15:45Wed 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group F (Peter Glässel)
    27 participants
    INF 227 HS2, Fr 14:15-15:45Fri 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group G (Udo Frieß)
    28 participants
    INF 308 HS1, Do 09:15-10:45Thu 09:15 - 10:45
  • Group H (Markus Hundertmark)
    27 participants
    INF 308 HS1, Fr 09:15-10:45Fri 09:15 - 10:45
  • Group I (Florian Freundt)
    29 participants
    INF 308 HS2, Mi 14:15-15:45Wed 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group J (Robert Weis)
    28 participants
    INF 308 HS2, Do 09:15-10:45Thu 09:15 - 10:45
  • Group K (Holger Kreckel)
    27 participants
    INF 308 HS2, Fr 14:15-15:45Fri 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group L (Jeffrey Klimes)
    PEP2 auf englisch
    24 participants
    Philos.-weg 12, Fr 16:15-17:45Fri 16:15 - 17:45
  • Group M (Sanam Vardag)
    23 participants
    online, Do 14:15-15:45Thu 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group N (Helmut Strobel)
    22 participants
    online, Do 14:15-15:45Thu 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group O (Mario Flock)
    20 participants
    online, Fr 09:15-10:45Fri 09:15 - 10:45
  • Group P (Bernold Feuerstein)
    17 participants
    online, Fr 09:15-10:45Fri 09:15 - 10:45
  • Group Q (Ulrich Schmidt)
    20 participants
    online, Mi 14:15-15:45Wed 14:15 - 15:45
Experimentalphysik II
summer term 2021
Link zum LSF
431 participants
literature hints
The lecture script will be available soon on moodle. However, by far more details and much better discussed do textbooks treat the subject matters. the following books are great sources of information and may even help solve exercises:   Further Books are the lectures of Feynman Volume I and II as well as the Berkeley Physics course work and many others ...