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NATURAL SCIENCE
Course unit
PHYSICS
SC18103039, A.A. 2016/17

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
NATURAL SCIENCE
SC1161, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PHYSICS
Website of the academic structure http://scienzenaturali.scienze.unipd.it/2016/laurea
Department of reference Department of Biology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/biologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2016-SC1161-000ZZ-2016-SC18103039-N0
Mandatory attendance
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 RICCARDO BRUGNERA FIS/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses FIS/01 Experimental Physics 4.0
Basic courses FIS/02 Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Models and Methods 2.0
Core courses FIS/07 Applied Physics (Cultural Heritage, Environment, Biology and Medicine) 2.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 2.0 24 26.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 FISICA 2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 BRUGNERA RICCARDO (Presidente)
STROILI ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
SORAMEL FRANCESCA (Supplente)
6 FISICA 2017/2018 01/10/2017 25/11/2018 BRUGNERA RICCARDO (Presidente)
STROILI ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
SORAMEL FRANCESCA (Supplente)
5 FISICA 2016-2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 BRUGNERA RICCARDO (Presidente)
STROILI ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
SORAMEL FRANCESCA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowlegdes of mathematics usually achievable during the first year courses.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim is to introdue the student to the scientific method using the laws fo the Classic Physics. At the end of the course the student should be able to solve simple problems of Newtonian Mechanis, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism and Optics.
Examination methods: Written test based on simple problems about the arguments developed during the lessons. The test can be divided into two parts: Mechanics and Thermodynamics as first part and Electromagnetism and Optics as second part.
Assessment criteria: The exercises of the written test have the aim to verify the learning of the main concepts of Classical Physics.
Course unit contents: Mechanics of the point
Kinematics of the point: movement in one and two dimensions (circular motion), vectorial calculus.
Dynamics of the point: force, three Newton's laws, work of a force, kinetic energy, conservative forces and potential energy, principle of the energy conservation. Harmonic motion, pendulum.
Angular momentum and angular momentum conservation
Gravitation

Fluidodynamics
Definition of fluids: pressure, density. Stevin's law, Archimede's law. Bernoulli's theorem. Real fluids, viscosity, Poiseuille's law.
Superficial tension, Laplace's law, Jurin's law.

Thermodynamics
Temperature, ideal gas law, internal energy, transformations, heat, work, equivalence of work and heat. First principle of the Thermodynamics. Second principle of the Thermodynamics.

Electromagnetism
Electrostatics: electric charge, Coulomb's force, electric field, electric potential.
Electric current: generators, Ohm's law, Kirkhoff's law, condensators.
Magnetostatics: magnets, magnetic field, magnetic dipole, forces on a current and on a charge in movement.

Waves:
sinusoidal waves, wavelength, frequency, period, velocity, superposition principle, spectral decomposition.
Light: electromagnetic waves, electromagnetic spectrum, light velocity.
Interference, diffraction.
Reflection, refraction: lens, focal length, real and virtual images, optical instruments with only one lens.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: There are frontal lessons. At the end of each argument various exercises are developed. Some exercices are proposed as homework.
In parallel to the course there is also lessons made by a tutor.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides of the lessons are given to the student before each lesson.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • R. Wolfson, Fisica. --: Pearson Addison Wesley, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker, Fondamenti di Fisica. --: Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • J.S. Walker, Fondamenti di Fisica. --: Pearson Addison Wesley, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Jewett & Serway, Principi di Fisica. --: EdiSES, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo