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MECHANIC AND MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING
Course unit
PHYSICS 2 (Ult. 2 num. matr. da 50 a 99)
IN24103187, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
MECHANIC AND MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING
IN0516, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PHYSICS 2
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/dtg/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-IN0516-000ZZ-2016-IN24103187-PENULT1902
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch VICENZA
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 FERNANDO SCARLASSARA FIS/01
Other lecturers LEONARDO GIUDICOTTI FIS/03

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
IN24103187 PHYSICS 2 (Ult. 2 num. matr. da 50 a 99) FERNANDO SCARLASSARA IN0509

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other FIS/01 Experimental Physics 3.0
Other FIS/01 Experimental Physics 3.0
Basic courses FIS/01 Experimental Physics 6.0
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 3
Lecture 8.0 64 136.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
14 2018 canale 2 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 SCARLASSARA FERNANDO (Presidente)
GIUDICOTTI LEONARDO (Membro Effettivo)
13 2018 canale 1 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 GIUDICOTTI LEONARDO (Presidente)
SCARLASSARA FERNANDO (Membro Effettivo)
12 2017 canale 1 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 DI SIA PAOLO (Presidente)
SCARLASSARA FERNANDO (Membro Effettivo)
11 2016 canale 1 01/10/2016 15/03/2018 WYSS JEFFERY (Presidente)
GIUDICOTTI LEONARDO (Membro Effettivo)
SCARLASSARA FERNANDO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Elements of algebra, calculus and physics as learned in the maths and physics courses of the previous year
Target skills and knowledge: Mastering of the fundamental laws of electromagnetism, allowing to solve simple problems.
Getting familiar with laboratory instrumentation (multimeter, oscilloscope, function generators), with the ability to elaborate the measured quantities and report on them.
Examination methods: A written test allowing to access the oral examination.
The written test consists of a few numerical problems, and possibly a few conceptual questions.
Assessment criteria: The final evaluation takes into account results of the written and oral test, and the laboratory reports.
Course unit contents: Electrical charge, Coulomb's law, discrete and continuous charge distributions. Electrostatic field and potential.
Gauss' law.
Conductors in equilibrium, capacitors, electrical energy density and pressure.
Electrical properties of matter, polarization, electric field in the presence of dielectrics.
Electrical current and current density. Continuity equation.
Laws of Ohm and Kirchoff, simple linear circuits, Joule effect. Charging and discharging a capacitor.
Magnetic field B. Lorentz force and motion of charges in a B-field. Cyclotron, mass spectrometer, velocity selector.
Sources of the magnetic field B: laws of Laplace and Biot-Savart. Forces acting on a conductor carrying current. Magnetic field of a coil, finite and infinited solenoid. Magnetic dipole.
Laws of Ampère and Ampère-Maxwell, displacement current and B field of an infinite wire and solenoid, and a toroidal solenoid.
Divergence and rotor of B. Stokes' theorem. Vector potential.
Magnetic properties of matter, magnetization, magnetic field in the presence of dia-, para- and ferro-magnetic materials.
Law of Faraday-Lenz. Flux linkage, self and mutual induction.
Magnetic energy and energy density. RL, LC and RLC circuits.
Maxwell's equations, integral and differential.
Wave frequency, wave number and velocity. Progressive and stationary waves, interference, beats.
Plane EM waves, derivation from Maxwell's equations in the vacuum, speed of light. Poynting vector. Intensity, power and momentum of a wave, radiation pressure.
Polarization. Spectrum of EM waves. Refraction index and Snell's law.
Black-body radiation, Stefan's and Plank's law. Photoelectric effect and wave-particle duality.
The examples discussed in the classes, the methods and instrumentation utilized in the laboratory are also integral to the course.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, approximately 60% theoretical and 40% concerning problems and examples. Completed by three laboratory experiments.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Besides the textbook, slides of the lectures, and guides to the laboratory experimentes will be available online.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Mazzoldi, Paolo; Nigro, Massimo, Elementi di fisica. Elettromagnetismo e onde. P. Mazzoldi, M. Nigro, C. Voci. Napoli: EdiSES, --. Cerca nel catalogo