APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS

First cycle degree in ANIMAL CARE

Campus: LEGNARO (PD)

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: Piero Fariselli

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 12


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students are required to have basic background in high school mathematics, possibly including trigonometry.
Examination methods: Written test
Course unit contents: The course lectures cover:
Basic calculus, such as functions and their graphs. The elementary functions (polynomials, power, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric). Limits. The limit of the sum, product, quotient and composed of two functions. Derivative and their geometrical meaning. Derivatives of elementary functions. Derivation rules to find function extremes. This will be applied to optimization problems. The concept of integral as anti-derivative and as area of a function. Physics will be treated in the context of biological systems (when possible). It will cover, mechanics, kinetic and potential energy. Energy conservation. Thermodynamics. Pressure, temperature, heat. Temperature scales. Statics and dynamics of fluids. Introduction to electrostatics, currents, magnetism and waves.
General concepts of biostatistics. Descriptive statistic: measures of position and variation. Sampling methodologies. Probability distribution for continuous random variables. Simple linear regression. Basic of parametric test.