Physics

A.Y. 2016/2017
6
Max ECTS
56
Overall hours
SSD
FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide a basic introduction to classical physics, with particular attention to the system made by Earth, water and living organisms. To achieve this purpose, the traditional presentation of physical laws is sided by applications to natural systems taken from the world of life-sciences and earth-sciences . The phenomenological presentation of natural phenomena is frequently sided by short practical demonstrations in the classroom, followed by the formulation of quantitative models.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will gather the ability to apply simple quantitative models of classical Physics to natural systems.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
1. Physical quantities and units of measurement.
2. Kinematics.
3. Newton's laws.
4. Work and energy.
5. Collisions and conservation laws.
6. Universal Gravitation.
7. Statics and dynamics of fluids.
8. Elements of thermophysics.
9. Thermodynamics.
10. Geometrical optics and elements of wave optics.
FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
FIS/02 - THEORETICAL PHYSICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND METHODS
FIS/03 - PHYSICS OF MATTER
FIS/04 - NUCLEAR AND SUBNUCLEAR PHYSICS
FIS/05 - ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
FIS/06 - PHYSICS OF THE EARTH AND OF THE CIRCUMTERRESTRIAL MEDIUM
FIS/07 - APPLIED PHYSICS
FIS/08 - PHYSICS TEACHING AND HISTORY OF PHYSICS
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Vailati Alberto
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