A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
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 LZ (non attiva nel 20/21)

FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS - University credits: 8
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 48 hours

Linea unica

Lesson period
Second semester
Teaching method: on-line synchronous lectures on ZOOM platform.
Course syllabus
Vectorial calculus
- scalars and vectors, scalar product, vector product

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

- concept of force, Newton's laws, equations of motion
- Newton's law of universal gravitation
- dynamics of uniform circular motion
- work, energy, kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power
- conservative forces, potential energy, conservation of mechanical energy
- forces of friction
- angular momentum, moment of a force

Dynamics of systems
- center of mass, motion of the center of mass, conservation of momentum, elastic collisions, inelastic collisions

Oscillating motion
- harmonic motion, small oscillations: simple pendulum

- pressure in static fluid, Stevin's law, Pascal's principle, Archimedes' principle
- Bernoulli's theorem
- viscosity, Poiseille's law, Stokes's law, sedimentation processes
- surface tension, capillarity phenomena

- heat transfer, specific heat, latent heat

- equation of state of ideal gases
- first law of thermodynamics
- second law of thermodynamics,
- Carnot cycle, Carnot theorem
- entropy, accretion principle

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

Electromagnetic waves
- wave equation, plane waves, linear polarization, circular polarization
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of mathematical analysis: derivatives, integrals, study of functions.
Teaching methods
Recording of the lecture. Upload on Ariel site of the recorded lecture and of the scan of the pages written during the lecture.
Teaching Resources
Recommended texts
Jewett & Serway "Principi di fisica", Edizioni EdiSES

Knight, Jones, Field " Fondamenti di fisica: un approccio strategico", Edizioni Piccin

Giancoli "Fisica. Principi e applicazioni", Edizioni Casa Editrice Ambrosiana (CEA)

Halliday, Resnick, Krane " Fondamenti di fisica", Edizioni Casa Editrice Ambrosiana (CEA)

Kesten, Tauck " Fondamenti di fisica", Edizioni Zanichelli
Assessment methods and Criteria
Exam: written test and oral exam.
FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS - University credits: 8
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Lenardi Cristina