General physics

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
80
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 the basic knowledge of classical physics (mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, optics), with emphasis on solving simple problems of interest for the study of Chemistry.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to solve standard problems in classical physics. they will have acquired the theoretical and mathematical tools to rationalize a concrete problem of physics and for its resolution.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
year
IN an emergency, lectures will be held synchronously via Zoom, using a virtual chalkboard. Lectures will be recorded and made available on the Ariel website of the course.
Course syllabus
Mechanics
1. Physical quantities and units
2. Kinematics of point masses. Reference frames
3. Dynamics of point masses. Newton's laws
4. Work, kinetic energy and potential energy. Conservation of energy
5. Angular momentum and torque
6. Linear momentum and scattering.
7. Kinematic and dynamics of rigid bodies
8. Waves and oscillations

Thermodynamics
1. Transformation of thermodynamic systems. The first principle of thermodynamics
2. Application of the first principle to ideal gas.
3. Thermal machines. Carnot's cycle. Entropy and the second principle of thermodynamics
4. Kinetic theory of gases.

Electromagnetism
1. Electrostatics: Coulomb's law and superposition principle
2. The electric field. Electric potential
3. Gauss law and its applications
4. Electrostatic energy. Dielectrics: electric dipole and polarization
5. Electric currents and charge conservation. Ohm's law.
6. Magnetostatics: the magnetic field
7. Lorenz force. Magnetic force of charges and particles
8. Magnetic field produced by currents: Biot'Savart's law. Ampere's law.
9. Time-dependent electric and magentic fields. Faraday's law
10. Displacement current and Ampere-Maxwell law Optics
1. Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic radiation
2. Interference and diffraction. Reflexion and refraction of plane waves.
3. Geometric optics: mirrors and lenses.
Prerequisites for admission
Non ci sono prerequisiti
Teaching methods
Classroom lectures and practical problem solving sessions.
Teaching Resources
Serway-Jewett "Principi di Fisica" - EdiSES Edizioni
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam is a test in which the student solves three (chosen out of six) problems: one for mechanics, one for electromagnetism and one for thermodynamics. After a positive evaluation of the written test, the student is admitted to an oral discussion.
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: 16 hours
Lessons: 64 hours
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Professor(s)
Reception:
Monday 14.00-15.00 (upon appointment)
Teacher's office