This page lists books, reference books, handbooks, and guides that are useful for conducting experiments in the laboratory, the analysis and documentation of experimental results and the preparation of oral presentations on the experiments performed in the course.

The books listed on this page are generally available in the university's library. In addition, the bulk of the presented literature is also available in the bookcase of the introductory laboratory course in room W2 3-341 and may be consulted on site. Note that the books in room W2 3-41 are intended as reference library, and hence are not lendable. A number of reference books are also available on the computers of the laboratory in HTML format , or as PDF versions .

The date given for each item in the list below is (if known) the year of publication of the newest edition.

Recommendations to the present list are welcome.

Laboratory course books (with available editions published after the year 2000)

  • Eichler, H. J.; Kronfeldt, H.-D.; Sahm, J.: "Das Neue Physikalische Grundpraktikum", Springer, Berlin, 2006
  • Schenk, W., Kremer, F. [Hrsg.]: "Physikalisches Praktikum", Vieweg + Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2011
  • Walcher, W.: "Praktikum der Physik", Vieweg + Teubner, Stuttgart, 2006

Laboratory course books (only available in editions published prior to the year 2000)

  • Kunze, H.-J: "Physikalische Messmethoden - Eine Einführung in die Prinzipien klassischer und moderner Verfahren", Teubner, Stuttgart, 1986
  • Mende, D.; Kretschmar, W.; Wollmann, H.: "Physik-Praktikum", Harri Deutsch, Frankfurt, 1990
  • Portis, A. M.; Young, H. D.: "Physik im Experiment", (Berkeley Physik Kurs Band 6), Vieweg, Braunschweig, 1980
  • Westphal, W. H.: "Physikalisches Praktikum", Vieweg, Braunschweig, 1983

Laboratory course books focusing on the use of computers

  • Büll, I.: "Physik mit dem PC", Teubner, Stuttgart, 1998
  • Diemer, U.; Baser, B.; Jodl, H.-J.: "Computer im Praktikum - Moderne physikalische Versuche", Springer, Berlin, 1999
  • Staudenmaier, H. M.: "Physics Experiments Using PC - A Guide for Instructors and Students", Springer, Berlin, 1993

Reference books on experimental physics

  • Kose, V. [Hrsg.]; Wagner, S. [Hrsg.]: "Kohlrausch - Praktische Physik Bd. 1 - 3", Teubner, Stuttgart, 1996
  • Meschede, D. [Hrsg.]: "Gerthsen Physik", Springer, Berlin, 2010
  • Stöcker, H.: "Taschenbuch der Physik", Harri Deutsch, Frankfurt, 2010; HTML version (2007) available on the lab's computers under P:\ .

Reference books and works on mathematics

  • Bronstein, I. N.; Semendjajew, K. A., Musiol, G., Mühling, H.: "Taschenbuch der Mathematik", Harri Deutsch, Frankfurt, 2012;  HTML version (2006) available on the lab's computers under P:\ .
  • Stöcker, H.: "Taschenbuch mathematischer Formeln und moderner Verfahren", Harri Deutsch, Frankfurt, 2007; HTML version (1999) available on the lab's computers under P:\ .
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Reference books on Physical Measuring Technique / Sensors / Electronics / Electrical Engineering

  • Niebuhr, J.; Lindner, G.: "Physikalische Messtechnik mit Sensoren", Oldenbourg Industrieverlag, München, 2011
  • Lerch, R.: "Elektrische Messtechnik", Springer, Berlin u.a., 2012
  • Schanz, G. W.: "Sensoren", Hüthig, Heidelberg
  • Kories, R.; Schmidt-Walter, H.: "Taschenbuch der Elektrotechnik", Harri Deutsch, Frankfurt, 2008
  • Tietze, U.; Schenk, Ch.; Gamm, E.: "Halbleiter-Schaltungstechnik", Springer, Berlin, 2012
  • Hinsch, H.: "Elektronik - Ein Werkzeug für Naturwissenschaftler", Springer, Berlin, 1996

Reference books on chemistry

  • Lautenschläger, K.-H.; Schröter, W.; Wanninger,  A.: "Taschenbuch der Chemie", Harri Deutsch, Frankfurt, 2006; HTML-Version (2005) im Praktikum unter P:\ verfügbar.

Books on error analysis

  • Taylor, J. R.: "Fehleranalyse - Eine Einführung in die Untersuchung von Unsicherheiten in physikalischen Messungen", VCH-Verlagsgesellschaft, Weinheim, 1988
  • Taylor, J. R.: "An Introduction to Error Analysis - The Study of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements", University Science Books, Sausalito, California, 1997
  • Young, H. D.: "Statistical Treatment of Experimental Data", McGraw-Hill, New York, 1962
  • Kirkup, L.; Frenkel, B.: "An Introduction to Uncertainty in Measurement", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge u.a., 2006


  • Haynes, W. M. [Hrsg.]: "CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics on DVD", CRC-Press Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, 2013; PDF version available on the lab's computers under P:\ .
  • Madelung, O. [Hrsg.]: "Landolt-Börnstein: Zahlenwerke und Funktionen aus Naturwissenschaften und Technik", Springer, Berlin, frequently updated. The large and expensive book is only available in the university's library.
  • Firestone, R. B. [Hrsg.]; Baglin, C. M. [Hrsg.]; Chu, S. Y. [Hrsg.]: "Table of Isotopes", Wiley, New York u. a., 1999; PDF version available on the lab's computers under P:\ .

Usage of physical symbols

  • Haynes, W. M. [Hrsg.]: "CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics on DVD", CRC-Press Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, 2013; contains a list of internationally accepted mathematical notations for physical quantities; PDF version available on the lab's computers under P:\ .

Usage of physical units

Writing scientific thesis

  • Ebel, H. F.; Bliefert, C.: "Bachelor-, Master- und Doktorarbeit - Anleitungen für den
  • naturwissenschaftlich-technischen Nachwuchs", Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2009, 4. Aufl.
  • Ebel, H. F.; Bliefert, C.; Greulich, W.: "Schreiben und Publizieren in den Naturwissenschaften", Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2006
  • Glasman-Deal, H.: "Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English", Imperial College Press, London, 2010 (distributed by Word Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore)
  • US National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST: "SI Unit rules and style conventions - Check List for Reviewing Manuscripts".

Preparation of presentations

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