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Course unit
IN03101579, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0511, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COMPLEMENTS OF PHYSICS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge GABRIELE SIMI FIS/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses FIS/01 Experimental Physics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Group didactic activities 1.0 16 9.0 No turn
Lecture 8.0 64 136.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
17 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 SIMI GABRIELE (Presidente)
DELL'ANNA LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
TOSI MIA (Supplente)
16 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 SIMI GABRIELE (Presidente)
ROSSIN ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
DELL'ANNA LUCA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: * Analysis I
* 30 credits
* principles of analysis of functions of multiple variabels
Target skills and knowledge: * Knowledge of the basic laws of static and slowly varying electromagnetic fields
* Knowledge of the basic laws of mechanical and electromagnetic waves
* Knowledge of some of the basic laws of the theory of special relativity e their relationship with the Maxwell equations
* Ability to solve in a quantitative way simple problems
* Ability to report critically on the laboratory experiences
Examination methods: * Written exam and possibly colloquium. Test graded on 30. Mandatory colloquium for final marks above 28. Test consists of:
* 1 problem on electromagnetic fields
* 1 problem on waves
* 1 problem on modern physics
* multiple choice questions
* demonstration of a theorem
The presence during the laboratory epxeriences is mandatory and a report on one of the laboratory experiences will be included in the final evaluation.
Assessment criteria: * Correct use of the fundamental laws presented in the lectures
* Correctness of the numerical results
* Logical correctness of the demonstration
* Ability to apply the knowledge gained during the classes to the solution of problems not already encountered during the course
* Ability to discuss critically the results of the laboratory experiences
Course unit contents: I Part: electromagnetism
Dielectrics, dipoles, conduction
Static Magnetic Field
Laws of induction

II Part: wave phenomena
Properties of the waves
Electromagnetic waves
Wave optics

III Part: modern physics
Restricted relativity
Fields transformations
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: * lectures
* Exercises
* Demonstration of studied phenomena
* Experimental measurements in laboratory
Additional notes about suggested reading: Halliday Resnick Walker, VI edition “Fondamenti di Fisica” - Ambrosiana: simpler mathematics, more suited for this course, same subject ordering

Jearl Walker, IIX edition, “fundamentals of physics” - Wiley: extended version, only available in English and not cheap, many examples, figures and exercises.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Mazzi, Giulio; Ronchese, Paolo, Fisica in laboratorioesperienze per i corsi di Fisica per Ingegneria. Bologna: Esculapio, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Mazzoldi, Paolo; Nigro, Massimo; Voci, Cesare, Elementi di fisicaelettromagnetismo. Napoli: EdiSES, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Resnick, Robert; Uguzzoni, Arianna, Introduzione alla relativita ristretta. Milano: Ambrosiana, --. edizione italiana a cura di A. Uguzzoni Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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