Diffraction of light (i.e. the deviation of the linear propagation) and interference (i.e. the coherent superposition of light waves results in intensity maxima and minima) represent central phenomena of wave optics. Moreover, both phenomena are playing an essential role in techniques (e.g.

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If scattering objects are irradiated diffraction pattern are produced, which are colorful and asthetic. These patterns appear learners very complex, because of many reasons.

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Nowadays optimizing the fluid dynamics of cars is a obligatory part of the developement of a car. The aim of this experiment is to deliver the basics for such technical processes.

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Each of us is using several electronic apparates in every day life which are mainly controlled by complex electronics.

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The photoelectric effect is playing a major role in the development of quantum physics. Here one can investigate the energy of electrons which are released by irradiating light on metals. These observations are leading to the particle model of light (light as a photon).

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The aim of this RCL is to learn how to use an oscilloscope. The architecture of an oscilloscope will be described in the theoretical part, its use can be exercised in the laboratory section.

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In 1671 the french astronomer Richer travelled from Paris (latitude φ = 48.8°) to Cayenne (latitude φ = 4.9°) in French-Guyana. In Cayenne he observed that his pendulum clock, which he carried with him, showed a delay of about 2 min/day.

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The determination of the speed of light is always a challenge for accurate measurements, since Gallileo four hundred years ago supposed that light is travelling with a finite velocity.

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The computed tomography (CT) is a technique, by which two-dimensional images of a body without perturbing superposition of the structures of the body can be produced.

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By this Millikan experiment one can show, that any electric charge is quantized, consisting of an integer multiple of an elementary charge e. The value of the elementary charge can be determined quantitatively.

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