Physics

A.Y. 2017/2018
6
Max ECTS
52
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 - University credits: 0
FIS/02 - THEORETICAL PHYSICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND METHODS - University credits: 0
FIS/03 - PHYSICS OF MATTER - University credits: 0
FIS/04 - NUCLEAR AND SUBNUCLEAR PHYSICS - University credits: 0
FIS/05 - ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS - University credits: 0
FIS/06 - PHYSICS OF THE EARTH AND OF THE CIRCUMTERRESTRIAL MEDIUM - University credits: 0
FIS/07 - APPLIED PHYSICS - University credits: 0
FIS/08 - PHYSICS TEACHING AND HISTORY OF PHYSICS - University credits: 0
Practicals with elements of theory: 12 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Vailati Alberto
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