Fundamentals of Physical Sensors

Learning goals

The students know the most important sensor principles for physical parameters and can critically evaluate application in different environments; they know the special requirements of signal processing, understand the theoretical models and are able to combine sensors to evaluate not directly measurable parameters.

Course contents

The following topics will be covered in the course:

  • Characteristics of Modern Sensors
  • Technology for Sensors
  • Resistive Sensors
  • Thermoelectric Sensors
  • Capacitive Sensors
  • Piezoelectric Sensors
  • Operational Amplifiers Primary



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Langen, M.Sc.


4 Credit Points

Certification of credits:

Written examination over 120 minutes