First Semes­ter

Nothing is better than finding out what holds the world together at its core. No matter for what reason you decided to study physics – you have certain­ly chosen an infini­te­ly exciting study.

But of course you start with the basics in the first semes­ters, and patience is requi­red. In the first 3 semes­ters you will build up your maths basics. In experi­men­tal physics you will start with classi­cal mecha­nics and thermo­dy­na­mics and in the lab course you will do your first experi­ments yours­elf.

Especi­al­ly at the begin­ning of your studies you will be challen­ged by the amount of work. But exact­ly then it means not to lose coura­ge. For each module you will have to perform so-called requi­red pre-exam achie­ve­ments, which are presen­ted in the form of exerci­ses. By the end of the semes­ter, you must have success­ful­ly comple­ted 50% of the tasks in order to be admit­ted to the exami­na­ti­on. This often requi­res a period of getting used to. So it is helpful to prepa­re and follow up lectures. Especi­al­ly if you get together in small groups and have the right litera­tu­re at hand (it is worthwhile to borrow the specia­list litera­tu­re that the profes­sor recom­mends from our libra­ry! ), the whole thing is defini­te­ly feasi­ble.

You should also be encou­ra­ged to contact your profes­sors or tutors in case of problems, by e-mail or especi­al­ly during office hours, becau­se these are exact­ly there for you! Not least, older students who have strugg­led with the same problems at the begin­ning will help you as much as possi­ble. The Aula is a popular place to work on exerci­ses. So have a look!

Recom­men­ded Books


Experi­men­tal Physics: Halli­day: Funda­men­tals of Physics 

Labora­to­ry Course: Schenk, Kremer: Physi­ka­li­sches Prakti­kum