Physics

A.Y. 2019/2020
8
Max ECTS
80
Overall hours
SSD
FIS/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide the basic knowledge of classical physics (mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism). The topics are treated both in the theoretical aspects and in the application ones with some examples inherent to the present curriiculum studii. The course, in addition to presenting the notions of physics propaedeutics to other courses (see Physiology or Chemistry-Physics), aims, as a fundamental course of the first year, to increase the ability to solve problems / exercises with a rigorous and quantitative approach .
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will learn the fundamental elements of the experimental method, the basic physical laws and will have the opportunity to see different applications of the same in fields related to the course of study. Furthermore, the student will have the opportunity to deepen the ability to deal with both abstract concepts and application examples with an increased degree of methodological accuracy and sensitivity to quantitative data.
Course syllabus and organization

Linea AK

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Vector calculation
· scalars and vectors, scalar product, vector product

Kinematics
· motion in one dimension: position and displacement vectors, velocity, acceleration, uniformly accelerated motion
· motion in two dimensions: trajectory, uniformly accelerated motion, uniform circular motion

Dynamic
· concept of force, Newton's laws, equations of motion
· friction force, uniform circular motion dynamics
· work, energy, kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power
· conservative forces, potential energy, conservation of mechanical energy
· non-conservative forces
· angular momentum
· force momentum

Systems dynamics
· center of mass, motion of the center of mass, conservation of the quantity of motion, elastic shocks, inelastic shocks

Oscillatory motion
· harmonic motion, pendulum

Gravitation
· Newton's universal gravitational law

Fluids
· pressure in static fluid, Stevino's law, Pascal's principle, Archimedes' principle, Bernoulli's theorem, viscosity, Poiseille's law, surface tension, capillarity phenomena, sedimentation

Termology
· Temperature, heat, heat transfer, specific heat, latent heat

Thermodynamics
· equation of state of perfect gases, first principle of thermodynamics, second principle of thermodynamics, Carnot cycle, entropy

Electromagnetism
· Coulomb's law; electric field, Gauss's law, potential energy, conductors, dielectrics, capacitors
· electric current, resistance, Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws
· magnetic field, Lorentz's law, Biot-Savart law, Ampere's law, Faraday's law

Mechanical waves
· transverse waves, longitudinal waves, progressive waves, wave function, stationary waves

Electromagnetic waves
· wave equation, plane waves, linear polarization
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of mathematical analysis: study of functions, differentiation of functions and integral calculus.
Teaching methods
Introductory lessons with power point slides.
Lectures and exercises are given with the support of the blackboard.
Teaching Resources
1. Serway, Jewett, "PRINCIPI di FISICA" Edizioni EdiSES
2. Halliday - Resnick,"Fondamenti di Fisica" edizioni Casa Editrice ambrosiana.
3. On Ariel:
Exercises with results on the topics covered during the Course
Written exam texts
Assessment methods and Criteria
A written exam for admission to the oral exam is foreseen: 5 exercises on the exam program (1 kinematics, 1 dynamics, 1 fluid mechanics, 1 thermodynamics, 1 electromagnetism).
Each exercise done correctly is assigned a score of 6/30.
For passing the written test and admission to the oral test the minimum required is 18/30.
Oral exam (duration 40 minutes).
FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS - University credits: 8
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Lenardi Cristina

Linea LZ

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Vector calculation · scalars and vectors, scalar product, vector product
Kinematics · motion in one dimension: position and displacement vectors, velocity, acceleration, uniformly accelerated motion · motion in two dimensions: trajectory, uniformly accelerated motion, uniform circular motion
Dynamic · concept of force, Newton's laws, equations of motion · friction force, uniform circular motion dynamics · work, energy, kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power · conservative forces, potential energy, conservation of mechanical energy · non-conservative forces · angular momentum · force momentum
Systems dynamics · center of mass, motion of the center of mass, conservation of the quantity of motion, elastic shocks, inelastic shocks
Oscillatory motion · harmonic motion, pendulum
Gravitation · Newton's universal gravitational law
Fluids · pressure in static fluid, Stevino's law, Pascal's principle, Archimedes' principle, Bernoulli's theorem, viscosity, Poiseille's law,  surface tension, capillarity phenomena, sedimentation
Termology · Temperature, heat, heat transfer, specific heat, latent heat
Thermodynamics · equation of state of perfect gases, first principle of thermodynamics, second principle of thermodynamics, Carnot cycle, entropy
Electromagnetism · Coulomb's law; electric field, Gauss's law, potential energy, conductors, dielectrics, capacitors · electric current, resistance, Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws · magnetic field, Lorentz's law, Biot-Savart law, Ampere's law, Faraday's law
Mechanical waves · transverse waves, longitudinal waves, progressive waves, wave function, stationary waves
Electromagnetic waves · wave equation, plane waves, linear polarization
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of mathematical analysis: study of functions, differentiation of functions and integral calculus.
Teaching methods
Introductory lessons with power point slides. Lectures and exercises are given with the support of the blackboard.
Teaching Resources
1. Serway, Jewett, "PRINCIPI di FISICA" Edizioni EdiSES 2. Halliday - Resnick,"Fondamenti di Fisica" edizioni Casa Editrice ambrosiana. 3. On Ariel: Exercises with results on the topics covered during the Course Written exam texts
Assessment methods and Criteria
A written exam for admission to the oral exam is foreseen: 5 exercises on the exam program (1 kinematics, 1 dynamics, 1 fluid  mechanics, 1 thermodynamics, 1 electromagnetism). Each exercise done correctly is assigned a score of 6/30. For passing the written test and admission to the oral test the minimum required is 18/30. Oral exam (duration 40 minutes).
FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS - University credits: 8
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Orsini Francesco