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Physics

A.Y. 2019/2020

Learning objectives

The main objective of the Course in Physics for Pharmaceutical Sciences is to provide to the students the knowledge of the very basic physics processes in the various fields of physics (Mechanics, Fluids, Thermodynamics, Electrostatics and Magnetism). Demonstrative exercises will be performed and, during the exams the students will also be asked to solve exercises and problems to highlight the quantitative nature of physics. The Course will provide them with the relevant problem solving skills. The Course will provide the students with the ability to apply the basic laws of physics and to acquire sensitivity to the numerical values of physical mechanisms.

Expected learning outcomes

Students at the end of the course are able to define a problem starting from a very simple hypothesis and, following the same scheme used in the lesson, make it gradually complicated. Students also will know the basic principles of dynamics, thermodynamics, the concept of energy, the concept of work, the conditions for energy conservation, the basic laws for fluid motion and charged particles in electric and magnetic fields.

At the end of the course the student must know: the difference between scalar and vectorial quantities, the vector calculus, the different units of measurement and the relative equivalences and the basic principles of physics. They must have acquired the sensitivity to the values of the simplest physical quantities and therefore to the numerical aspects connected to the solution of the exercises. They must be able to formulate simple models and must be able to recognize the basic physical processes in everyday life.

At the end of the course the student must know: the difference between scalar and vectorial quantities, the vector calculus, the different units of measurement and the relative equivalences and the basic principles of physics. They must have acquired the sensitivity to the values of the simplest physical quantities and therefore to the numerical aspects connected to the solution of the exercises. They must be able to formulate simple models and must be able to recognize the basic physical processes in everyday life.

**Lesson period:** Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)

**Assessment methods:** Esame

**Assessment result:** voto verbalizzato in trentesimi

Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period

Second semester

**Course syllabus**

- Introduction: Mathematics in Physics, Units of Measurement, Dimensional Analysis, Vectors.

- Mechanics: Kinematics, Dynamics, Statics, Forces, Fields, Conservative forces, Energy conservation, Work, Kinetic energy, Potential energy, Conservation of mechanical energy.

- Fluids: Pascal's Law, Stevin's Law, Archimedes' Principle, Surface Tension, Capillarity, Ideal fluids, fluid motion, Bernoulli's theorem, viscosity, Reynolds number (basic concepts).

- Gas and Thermodynamics: The law of perfect gases, Heat, isothermal/isobaric/isochore processes,Heat transfer, Thermodynamic transformations, laws of thermodynamics.

- Electrostatics and magnetism: Coulomb's law, Electric fields, Potential energy and Electric Potential, Motion of charges in a constant electric field,Conductors and insulators, Gauss's law, Magnetostatics in vacuum, Lorentz force

- Circuits (If there is enougth time available); Ohm's laws, Joule's law, DC circuits, Kirchhoff's laws.

- Mechanics: Kinematics, Dynamics, Statics, Forces, Fields, Conservative forces, Energy conservation, Work, Kinetic energy, Potential energy, Conservation of mechanical energy.

- Fluids: Pascal's Law, Stevin's Law, Archimedes' Principle, Surface Tension, Capillarity, Ideal fluids, fluid motion, Bernoulli's theorem, viscosity, Reynolds number (basic concepts).

- Gas and Thermodynamics: The law of perfect gases, Heat, isothermal/isobaric/isochore processes,Heat transfer, Thermodynamic transformations, laws of thermodynamics.

- Electrostatics and magnetism: Coulomb's law, Electric fields, Potential energy and Electric Potential, Motion of charges in a constant electric field,Conductors and insulators, Gauss's law, Magnetostatics in vacuum, Lorentz force

- Circuits (If there is enougth time available); Ohm's laws, Joule's law, DC circuits, Kirchhoff's laws.

**Prerequisites for admission**

Base concepts of Geometry and mathematics

**Teaching methods**

Lessons

**Teaching Resources**

Textbook : F. Borsa, A. Lascialfari, "Principi di Fisica", ed. EDISES

Exercises book : Guida allo studio e alla soluzione dei problemi da "Principi di Fisica", Serway R. A., Jewett J. W., Edizioni EdiSES

Exercises book : Guida allo studio e alla soluzione dei problemi da "Principi di Fisica", Serway R. A., Jewett J. W., Edizioni EdiSES

**Assessment methods and Criteria**

Written and Oral exam

FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS - University credits: 6

Practicals: 16 hours

Lessons: 40 hours

Lessons: 40 hours

Professor:
Camera Franco

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Responsible

Lesson period

Second semester

**Course syllabus**

- Introduction:

Mathematics in Physics, Units of measure, Dimensional analysis, significant figures, vectors

- Mechanics:

Kinematics, Dynamics, Statics, Concept of field, Conservative forces, Energy conservation, Work, Kinetic energy, Potential energy, Potential, Mechanical energy conservation, Power

- Fluids:

Pascal law, Stevino law, Archimede principle, Surface tension, capillarity, Ideal and real fluids, Motion of fluids, Bernoulli theorem

- Thermodynamics:

Ideal gases law, Heat, Isothermal, adiabatic and isocore processes, Heat transmission, Thermodynamic transformations, First and second law of thermodynamics

- Electromagnetism:

Coulomb's law, Electrical fields, Electric potential and potential energy, Motion of charges in an electrical field, Conductors and insulators, Gauss's law, Conductor capacity, Capacitors, Electrical curren, Resistance, Ohm's law, Joule's law, Circuits in direct current, Circuit's laws, Kirchhoff's laws. Magnetostatics, Lorentz's force

Optics

The nature of light, Electromagnetic waves, Reflection and refraction, Lenses

[Program for not attending students with reference to descriptor 1 and 2]:

- Introduction:

Mathematics in Physics, Units of measure, Dimensional analysis, significant figures, vectors

- Mechanics:

Kinematics, Dynamics, Statics, Concept of field, Conservative forces, Energy conservation, Work, Kinetic energy, Potential energy, Potential, Mechanical energy conservation, Power

- Fluids:

Pascal law, Stevino law, Archimede principle, Surface tension, capillarity, Ideal and real fluids, Motion of fluids, Bernoulli theorem

- Thermodynamics:

Ideal gases law, Heat, Isothermal, adiabatic and isocore processes, Heat transmission, Thermodynamic transformations, First and second law of thermodynamics

- Electromagnetism:

Coulomb's law, Electrical fields, Electric potential and potential energy, Motion of charges in an electrical field, Conductors and insulators, Gauss's law, Conductor capacity, Capacitors, Electrical curren, Resistance, Ohm's law, Joule's law, Circuits in direct current, Circuit's laws, Kirchhoff's laws. Magnetostatics, Lorentz's force

-Optics

The nature of light, Electromagnetic waves, Reflection and refraction, Lenses

Mathematics in Physics, Units of measure, Dimensional analysis, significant figures, vectors

- Mechanics:

Kinematics, Dynamics, Statics, Concept of field, Conservative forces, Energy conservation, Work, Kinetic energy, Potential energy, Potential, Mechanical energy conservation, Power

- Fluids:

Pascal law, Stevino law, Archimede principle, Surface tension, capillarity, Ideal and real fluids, Motion of fluids, Bernoulli theorem

- Thermodynamics:

Ideal gases law, Heat, Isothermal, adiabatic and isocore processes, Heat transmission, Thermodynamic transformations, First and second law of thermodynamics

- Electromagnetism:

Coulomb's law, Electrical fields, Electric potential and potential energy, Motion of charges in an electrical field, Conductors and insulators, Gauss's law, Conductor capacity, Capacitors, Electrical curren, Resistance, Ohm's law, Joule's law, Circuits in direct current, Circuit's laws, Kirchhoff's laws. Magnetostatics, Lorentz's force

Optics

The nature of light, Electromagnetic waves, Reflection and refraction, Lenses

[Program for not attending students with reference to descriptor 1 and 2]:

- Introduction:

Mathematics in Physics, Units of measure, Dimensional analysis, significant figures, vectors

- Mechanics:

Kinematics, Dynamics, Statics, Concept of field, Conservative forces, Energy conservation, Work, Kinetic energy, Potential energy, Potential, Mechanical energy conservation, Power

- Fluids:

Pascal law, Stevino law, Archimede principle, Surface tension, capillarity, Ideal and real fluids, Motion of fluids, Bernoulli theorem

- Thermodynamics:

Ideal gases law, Heat, Isothermal, adiabatic and isocore processes, Heat transmission, Thermodynamic transformations, First and second law of thermodynamics

- Electromagnetism:

Coulomb's law, Electrical fields, Electric potential and potential energy, Motion of charges in an electrical field, Conductors and insulators, Gauss's law, Conductor capacity, Capacitors, Electrical curren, Resistance, Ohm's law, Joule's law, Circuits in direct current, Circuit's laws, Kirchhoff's laws. Magnetostatics, Lorentz's force

-Optics

The nature of light, Electromagnetic waves, Reflection and refraction, Lenses

**Prerequisites for admission**

Concepts of geometry, trigonometry, mathematical anlysis

**Teaching methods**

Lectures

**Teaching Resources**

Libro di testo : F. Borsa, A. Lascialfari, "Principi di Fisica", ed. EDISES

Libro di esercizi : Guida allo studio e alla soluzione dei problemi da

"Principi di Fisica", Serway R. A., Jewett J. W., Edizioni EdiSES

Libro di esercizi : Guida allo studio e alla soluzione dei problemi da

"Principi di Fisica", Serway R. A., Jewett J. W., Edizioni EdiSES

**Assessment methods and Criteria**

Written + Oral exam

FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS - University credits: 6

Practicals: 16 hours

Lessons: 40 hours

Lessons: 40 hours

Professor:
Di Vece Marcel

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Professor(s)

Reception:

Friday afternoon (15:00-17:00) - We strongly suggest to contact prof. Franco Camera via e-mail

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