
Course unit
PHYSICS 2
INL1000177, A.A. 2018/19
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18
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 
01/10/2018 
End of activities 
18/01/2019 
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 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. 
Examination methods:

Written examination + lab test. The written exam is carried out on the Moodle platform of the Department. Three hours is the allotted time.
The lab test consists of 10 multichoiche questions and is given at the end of the last lab slot. 
Assessment criteria:

The correctness of the answers to the questions proposed in the written exam and in the lab test are verified. 
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.
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) 

Zotto, Lo Russo, Sartori, Fisica generale: ElettromagneticoOttica. Bologna: La Dotta, 2016.

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, .

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
 Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
 Latex
 Mathematica

