
Course unit
PHYSICS
AG09103039, A.A. 2017/18
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary Sector 
Credits allocated 
Basic courses 
FIS/01 
Experimental Physics 
8.0 
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 
16 
34.0 
No turn 
Lecture 
6.0 
48 
102.0 
No turn 
Start of activities 
26/02/2018 
End of activities 
01/06/2018 
Examination board
Board 
From 
To 
Members of the board 
9 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 
01/12/2017 
30/11/2018 
SARTORI
PAOLO
(Presidente)
ANTONIAZZI
STEFANO
(Membro Effettivo)
VINCENZI
SIMONE
(Supplente)

8 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 
01/12/2016 
30/11/2017 
SARTORI
PAOLO
(Presidente)
ANTONIAZZI
STEFANO
(Membro Effettivo)
VINCENZI
SIMONE
(Supplente)

Prerequisites:

 revision of basic calculus
 essentials of Euclidean geometry (plane geometry and solid geometry)
 basic maths: algebraic calculus, linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, analytical geometry, basic trigonometry, vectors; equations with functions;
 mathematical analysis: basics of derivative and integral calculus 
Target skills and knowledge:

The student acquires propaedeutical knowledges and competences necessary for facing adequately professionalizing subjects that characterize this degree course. Particularly we can refer to those subjects dealing about technological plants, mechanization of production, energy applications, measurements and quality of measure. 
Examination methods:

Written test (compulsory) plus oral test (optional) 
Assessment criteria:

A certain score is explicitly defined for each exercise of the written test. It will assigned completely or partially to the paper according on whether the student gives the exact and complete answer or he doesn't. The student must totalize at least 18 points in order to pass the exam. 
Course unit contents:

CFU 1 Introduction to physics. Objectives of physics, scientificexperimental method, physical models. Physical quantities, units of measure, the International System. Dimensional analysis. Numeric approximations and calculus instruments for physics. Measure of a physical quantity, measure methods, mention about measure instruments, revision trigonometry for vectors, vectorial and scalar quantities, operations with vectors.
CFU 2 Kinematics. Position and displacement vector, timemotion law, patterns, average and instantaneous velocity, uniform rectilinear motion, average and instantaneous acceleration, 1 and 2 dimension uniformly accelerated motion, uniform circular motion, angular velocity, frequency and period in circular motion, relation between peripheral and angular velocity.
CFU 3 Statics. Definition and classification of forces. Weight and mass. Decomposition and composition of forces, Torque. Statics' laws for a punctiform body and for a rigid body. Centre of a mass. Equilibrium stability of a rigid body, simple engines, mention about possible effects of a force or a force system on a real body (mechanical stresses and deformations).
CFU 4 Dynamics. Dynamics for punctiform bodies, Newton's laws, energy, work, power, efficiency, conservative forces. Applications with frictional forces, elastic forces, centrifugal e centripetal forces. Translational and rotating dynamics for systems and for rigid bodies, inertia moment, parallel axes theorem. Kinetic energy, work and power in rotating systems. Linear and angular momentum. Mention about collisions.
CFU 5 Mechanics of fluids. Statics of fluids: density, specific weight, pressure and measure of pressure; Stevin law; Pascal and Archimedes principles. Dynamics of fluids: mass and volume flux, equation of continuity; Bernoulli law, Torricelli law. Viscosity. Ideal fluids; laminar and turbulent motion; Reynolds, motion of a fluid inside a duct, resistance against advancing. Mention about real fluids.
CFU 6 Thermodynamics. Temperature and thermometers, thermal properties of materials, thermal dilatation. Zero Principle of Thermodynamics. Specific heat and thermal capacity. State transformations. Heat transmission: conduction, convection, radiation. Ideal gases and their properties, state equation of ideal gases. Base conceptions for thermodynamical transformations, internal energy and work. Various types of thermodynamical transformations. First principle of Thermodynamics, thermal engines. Second principle of Thermodynamics: Clausius and Kelvin propositions. Carnot cycle and efficiency. Refrigerating engines. Entropy.
CFU 7 Electricity and Magnetism. Sources of electricity and electric properties of materials. Coulomb Force. Electric field and electric potential, potential difference. Gauss theorem. Charged conductors in electrostatic equilibrium. Capacitance. Series and parallel capacitors. D.C. circuits. Ohm law, series and parallel resistances, electric generators, e.m.f., Joule effect, electric energy and power, Kirchhoff laws. Mention about alternate current. Sources of magnetism and magnetic properties of materials. Influence of magnetism on electric charges and on conductors run by current, magnetic field produced by electric currents.
CFU 8 Optics. Mention about electromagnetic waves and waves propagation. Optical phenomena: reflection, refraction, diffusion, interference, diffraction. Applications: plane and spherical mirrors, conjugated point equation and construction of the image. Thin lenses. Magnification. 
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

Ex cathedra lessons with practices 
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings) 


