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10512-01 - Main lecture: Introduction to Physics I 6 CP

Semester fall semester 2016
Course frequency Every fall sem.
Lecturers Michel Calame (
Martino Poggio (, Assessor)
Content The main subjects covered are mechanics and thermodynamics. Knowledge of high school level mathematics is required, including understanding of basic geometry, trigonometry, vectors, and calculus (derivatives and integrals).
Bibliography English: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 6th Edition by Paul A. Tipler, Gene Mosca (
German option: Physik für Mediziner, Biologen, Pharmazeuten, 8. Auflage by Alfred Trautwein, Uwe Kreibig, Erich Oberhausen (
Comments The course consists of two 2-hour lectures per week and one 2-hour exercise session per week. Optional exercises will be assigned and reviewed in the exercise sessions throughout the semester. The final exam is based on and resembles these exercises. The lectures and exercise sessions are conducted in English. Whenever possible, all course materials, including exercises and the final exam will be available in both English and German.
Weblink Physics I


Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used
Course auditors welcome


Interval Weekday Time Room

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Modules Modul Physik (Bachelor's degree subject: Biology) (Pflicht)
Module Basics of Science: Physics (Bachelor Geosciences (Start of studies before 01.08.2015))
Module Basics of Science: Physics (Bachelor Geosciences)
Module Physics (Bachelor Biology (Start of studies before 01.08.2013)) (Pflicht)
Module Physics (Bachelor Pharmaceutical Sciences) (Pflicht)
Module: Physics (Bachelor's program: Biology) (Pflicht)
Assessment format main lecture exam
Assessment details Registration deadline, type, duration, date and further information about "Examen" are published on
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg.: in 'course reg.'; dereg.: Dean of Std. Off. in writing
Repeat examination one repetition, best attempt counts
Scale 1-6 0,5
Repeated registration no repetition
Responsible faculty Faculty of Science,
Offered by Departement Physik