
Course unit
PHYSICS 2 (Ult. numero di matricola da 0 a 4)
INL1000177, A.A. 2016/17
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary Sector 
Credits allocated 
Basic courses 
FIS/01 
Experimental Physics 
6.0 
Course unit organization
Period 
First semester 
Year 
2nd Year 
Teaching method 
frontal 
Type of hours 
Credits 
Teaching hours 
Hours of Individual study 
Shifts 
Group didactic activities 
1.0 
8 
17.0 
2 
Lecture 
5.0 
40 
85.0 
No turn 
Start of activities 
01/10/2016 
End of activities 
20/01/2017 
Examination board
Board 
From 
To 
Members of the board 
18 2017 canale 1 
01/10/2017 
30/11/2018 
BORGHESANI
ARMANDOFRANCESCO
(Presidente)
SORAMEL
FRANCESCA
(Membro Effettivo)
SARTORI
PAOLO
(Supplente)

17 2016 canale 1 
01/10/2016 
30/11/2017 
SARTORI
PAOLO
(Presidente)
POLETTO
LUCA
(Membro Effettivo)
BORGHESANI
ARMANDOFRANCESCO
(Supplente)
SORAMEL
FRANCESCA
(Supplente)

16 2015 canale 1 
01/10/2015 
30/11/2016 
SARTORI
PAOLO
(Presidente)
POLETTO
LUCA
(Membro Effettivo)
SORAMEL
FRANCESCA
(Supplente)

Prerequisites:

A basic knowledge of fundamentals of calculus and algebra is required. A basic knowledge of the systems of units and of the laws of the newtonian mechanics is also required. 
Target skills and knowledge:

The student, at the end of the course, has to acquire the basics of electromagnetism and optics based on the experimental method; He must be able to deal properly problems related to the topics discussed, setting and correctly solving a physical situation that is offered in the form of exercise, by the application of appropriate physical laws, proving to be able to solve algebraically and numerically the suggested problems; It must also be able to provide a critical description of the physical phenomena taken into account in formulating the laws mathematically correct. 
Course unit contents:

Electric charge. Electrostatic field and potential. Superposition. Charge density. Work of electric forces. Electrostatic energy. electrostatic potential gradient. Electric dipole. Continuous charge distributions. Quantized fundamental electric charge. Gauss Theorem. Circulation, curl, and divergence and applications. Electrostatic equilibrium. Conductors, capacitors. Computation of capacitance. Capacitors connected in parallel and in series. Electrostatic energy and pressure.Dielectrics. Polarization. Dielectric susceptivity. Dielectrics within capacitors. Gauss law in presence o dielectrics.Electric conduction in solids. Electromotive force. Currents and current density. Law of charge conservation. Resistivity.Resistance. Resistors. Joule heating. Ohmic conductors. Resistors in parallel and in series. Voltage sources. Kirchhoff's laws. Instruments to measure current and voltages. Charge and discharge of capacitors.
Magnetic field. Lorentz force. Magnetic forces on current in wires. Hall effect. Torque on a coil. Magnetic moment. Magnetic energy. Instrumentation. Magnetic field of a current. 1st Laplace law and its applications. Interaction between current carrying wires. Magnetic field flux. Ampere's law. Solenoids and their magnetic fields.
Magnetic dipoles. Imperial's currents. Magnetization. B, H, and M vectors. Paramagnetic, diamagnetic substances. Ferromagnetism. Hysteresis. Curie's law and temperature.
Time dependent magnetic fields. Induction. Faradays's and Lenz's laws. Inductance, self inductance, generators. RCL circuits. Oscillations. Resonance Transformers.
Time dependent electric fields. Displacement current. AmpereMaxwell law. Maxwell equations.
Vibration and waves in matter. Wave equations. Harmonics. Wavenumber, frequency and wavelength. Electromagnetic waves. Plane waves.
Lab:
1 Capacitance of a capacitor.
2 resistance measurements, RC, whetstone bridge.
3 Magnetic field of a short solenoid. 
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

In presence lecture with theory and exercises. Lab activity. 
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings) 

Sartori, Paolo, Lezioni di fisica 1Paolo Sartori. Bologna: Esculapio, 2015.

Pavan Sartori, PROBLEMI di FISICA 2 risolti e commentati. MILANO: Casa Editrice Ambrosiana (CEA), .

Paolo Sartori, Esercizi di Fisica 2. Bologna: Esculapio, 2015.

G. Mazzi, P. Ronchese, P. Zotto,, Fisica in laboratorio. : Editrice Esculapio, 2013. II edizione

Halliday,Resnik,Krane, FISICA 2. MILANO: Casa Editrice Ambrosiana (CEA), .

P. Mazzoldi, M. Nigro, C. Voci, Fisica II. NAPOLI: EdiSES, .


