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School of Engineering
Course unit
PHYSICS (Canale A)
IN06103039, A.A. 2017/18

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0515, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination 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 DANIELE GIBIN FIS/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses FIS/01 Experimental Physics 12.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Group didactic activities 1.0 24 1.0 No turn
Lecture 11.0 88 187.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
16 A.A. 2017/18 canale B 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 SIRIGNANO CHIARA (Presidente)
GASPAROTTO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
15 A.A. 2017/18 canale A 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 GIBIN DANIELE (Presidente)
SIRIGNANO CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
MARTIN PIERO (Supplente)
14 A.A. 2016/17 (Matricole dalla P alla Z) 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 SIRIGNANO CHIARA (Presidente)
GASPAROTTO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
13 A.A. 2016/17 (Matricole dalla A alla O) 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 GIBIN DANIELE (Presidente)
SIRIGNANO CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
MARTIN PIERO (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Algebra and mathematical Analysis I
Target skills and knowledge: Fundamental laws of classical mechanics, electrostatics and thermodynamics. The student is expected to learn how to apply the concepts and the formalism to the simple numerical problems and to acquire basic skills in data and error treatment.
Examination methods: Written exam, attendance of laboratory sessions, passing relative final test and possible oral exam.

The written exam tests the ability to solve numerical problems and to answer to general questions. The student has two options: 1) during the course three written tests on the different parts of the program (each one with mark above 15/30) with final average mark ≥18/30; 2) after the course one written test on the entire program (with mark ≥18/30) in one of the four officially scheduled sessions in summer autumn and winter. The written test is mandatory to pass the exam.

The laboratory is organized in three obligatory two-hours sessions, involving experimental measurements relative to phenomena described in the course and basic data analysis and error treatment. The final relative test contributes up to 2 to the final mark.

The oral examination verifies the degree of conceptual understanding of the course argument and the student’s skill in handling and solving simple practical applications. It can be undertaken by any student passing the written test and is mandatory when written test is ≥18/30 but less than 21/30.
Assessment criteria: Passing the written exam with score ≥21/30 and sufficient laboratory test permits to register the written test +laboratory mark (saturating at 27/30) without oral exam. Student with written exam mark between 18 and 20 are required to pass also the oral exam. Any student is encouraged to undertake also the oral exam. In case of oral exam, the final mark is the average of written tests and oral exam.
Course unit contents: INTRODUCTION
Physical quantities and units. Scalar and vectorial quantities. Short introduction to vectors: dot and cross products. Basic elements of error theory and data analysis.

One and three dimensional point kinematics: velocity and acceleration. Examples of rectilinear, parabolic and circular motions. Dynamics of pointlike mass. Fundamental dynamical laws. Examples of different kind of forces (weight, elastic, friction, contact etc.)
Reference frames in relative motion, transformation of velocity and acceleration (basic introduction), Galilean relativity and inertial reference frames.
Work, energy, power. Conservative and not conservative forces, potential energy and conservation of mechanical energy, energy balance.
Dynamics of systems: cardinal equations. Linear and angular momentum, definitions and conditions for their conservation. Rigid body statics and dynamics: roto-translational motion, rotation around a fixed axis, rolling on a surface.. Conservation laws and collisions. Central forces.
Brief introduction to fluid statics and dynamics, Bernoulli equation.
Temperature, calorimetry, First and Second Law (brief intro.). Brief introduction to ideal gases and to kinetic theory and equipartition theorem.
Introduction: atomic model, charges, Coulomb force, electric field and potential. Gauss law, electric conductors in equilibrium, capacitors. Electrostatic energy
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lectures, written tests in classroom, hands-on laboratory, didactic experiments to illustrate physics phenomena and principles.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Mazzoldi –Nigro-Voci, Mecccanica e termodinamica. Napoli: SES, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Mazzi-Ronchese-Zotto, Fisica in Laboratorio. Bologna: Esculapio, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo