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COMPLEMENTS OF PHYSICS (Ult. numero di matricola pari)
IN03101579, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0511, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COMPLEMENTS OF PHYSICS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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Teacher in charge GABRIELE SIMI FIS/01

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
IN03101579 COMPLEMENTS OF PHYSICS (Ult. numero di matricola pari) GABRIELE SIMI IN0506

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses FIS/01 Experimental Physics 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Group didactic activities 1.0 8 17.0 2
Lecture 8.0 64 136.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/09/2016
End of activities 20/01/2017

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
17 A.A. 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 SIMI GABRIELE (Presidente)
ROSSIN ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
16 A.A. 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 ROSSIN ROBERTO (Presidente)
SIMI GABRIELE (Membro Effettivo)
15 A.A. 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 SIMI GABRIELE (Presidente)
SIMONETTO FRANCO (Membro Effettivo)
14 A.A. 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 SIMONETTO FRANCO (Presidente)
SIMI GABRIELE (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: * Analysis I
* 30 credits
* principles of analysis of functions of multiple variabels
Target skills and knowledge: * Knowledge of the basic laws of static and slowly varying electromagnetic fields
* Knowledge of the basic laws of mechanical and electromagnetic waves
* Knowledge of some of the basic laws of the theory of special relativity and quantum mechanics
* Ability to solve in a quantitative way simple problems
* Ability to report critically on the laboratory experiences
Examination methods: * Written exam and possibly colloquium. Mandatory colloquium for marks above 29 in the written exam. Test graded on 30. Test consists of:
* 1 problem on electromagnetic fields
* 1 problem on waves
* 1 problem on modern physics
* multiple choice questions
* demonstration of a theorem
The presence during the laboratory epxeriences is mandatory and a report on one of the laboratory experiences will be included in the final evaluation.
Assessment criteria: * Correct use of the fundamental laws presented in the lectures
* Correctness of the numerical results
* Logical correctness of the demonstration
* Ability to apply the knwledges gained during the classes to the solution of problems not already encountered during the course
* Ability to discuss critically the results of the laboratory experiences
Course unit contents: I Part: electromagnetism
Dielectrics, dipoles, conduction
Static Magnetic Field
Laws of induction

II Part: wave phenomena
Properties of the waves
Electromagnetic waves
Wave optics

III Part: modern physics
black body radiation and photoelectric effect
Restricted relativity and fields transformations
Relativistic kinematics
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: * lectures
* Exercises
* Demonstration of studied phenomena
* Experimental measurements in laboratory
Additional notes about suggested reading: Halliday Resnick Walker, VI edition “Fondamenti di Fisica” - Ambrosiana: simpler mathematics, more suited for this course, same subject ordering

Jearl Walker, IIX edition, “fundamentals of physics” - Wiley: extended version, only available in English and not cheap, many examples, figures and exercises.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Mazzi, Giulio; Ronchese, Paolo, Fisica in laboratorioesperienze per i corsi di Fisica per Ingegneria. Bologna: Esculapio, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Mazzoldi, Paolo; Nigro, Massimo, Elementi di fisicaelettromagnetismo. Napoli: EdiSES, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Resnick, Robert; Uguzzoni, Arianna, Introduzione alla relativita ristretta. Milano: Ambrosiana, --. edizione italiana a cura di A. Uguzzoni Cerca nel catalogo