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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
PHILOSOPHY
Course unit
THEORETICAL PHYSICS
LE02103180, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2014/15

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PHILOSOPHY
LE0599, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination THEORETICAL PHYSICS
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LUCA SALASNICH FIS/03
Other lecturers PIERALBERTO MARCHETTI FIS/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines FIS/02 Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Models and Methods 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 27/09/2016
End of activities 20/01/2017

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 Fisica Teorica aa 2016/2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 SALASNICH LUCA (Presidente)
MARCHETTI PIERALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
DA RE ANTONIO (Supplente)
3 Fisica Teorica aa 2015/2016 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 SALASNICH LUCA (Presidente)
MARCHETTI PIERALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
LECHNER KURT (Supplente)
TOIGO FLAVIO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic concepts of mathematics and physics learned in high school.
Target skills and knowledge: The crisis of classical physics and the birth of modern physics. Basic concepts of special relativity and quantum mechanics. Elementary particles and modern cosmology. The methods of theoretical physics and the continuous comparison with experimental data.
Examination methods: Oral examination of about 30 minutes.
Assessment criteria: Knowledge of the course topics and communication skills.
Course unit contents: First part: historical approach

AS1. The classical physics of Newton and Maxwell.

AS2. The special relativity of Einstein.

AS3. Planck and the black-body radiation.

AS4. Einstein and the photoelectric effect.

AS5. Bohr and the atomic model.

AS6. De Broglie and Schrodinger: the wave-like properties of matter.

Second part: thematic approach

AT1. Evolution of the concepts of space and time.

AT2. The physical reality: from the classical picture to the quantum picture.

AT3. The elementary constituents of matter.

AT4. Chronology of the early universe.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Traditional lessons with blackboard and projector.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Textbooks and slides.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • D. Halliday, R. Resnik, J. Walker, Fondamenti di Fisica - Fisica Moderna (vol. 3). Milano: Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2002.