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Course unit
SC06103116, 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
SC1157, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL PHYSICS 2
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
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 MARCO MATONE FIS/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary 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 of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 10 15.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019/20 20/01/2014 30/11/2020 MATONE MARCO (Presidente)
BAIESI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of differential and integral calculus. Matrices and determinants. Vector calculus. Knowledge of the three principles of the dynamics and their applications. Uniformly accelerated motion, harmonic oscillator. The concept of conservative force. Kinetic energy and potential energy. Momentum and angular momentum. Main properties of the gravitational interaction.
Target skills and knowledge: Good knowledge of the subjects of electromagnetism and adequate ability to solve problems on the same topics.
Examination methods: Written test with 2 problems to solve. One concerns the electrostatic, the other one concerns electromagnetism. Typically, every problem is subdivided into 3-4 points. There are also two questions of theory. The time available for resolution is approximately two hours. At the request of the student, the oral exam is possible.
Assessment criteria: Written and oral examination on the content of the course listed in the program. Overcoming the written tests during the course is equivalent to passing the written test examination.
Course unit contents: - Electricity and electric currents:

Coulomb's law. Electric field. Electric potential generated by a charge and by a charge distribution. Electric dipole. Electrostatic induction.
Conductors. Insulators. Gauss theorem and its applications. Capacitors. Dielectrics.
Electrical currents. Ohm's law. Joule's law. RC circuits. Semiconductors.

- Magnetism and electromagnetism:

Magnetic field. Biot Savart law. Lorentz force.
Magnetic dipole moment. Magnetic dipole in a magnetic field. Ampere theorem. Faraday's law. Inductance. RLC circuits. Oscillations. Magnetic properties of matter. Paramagnetism, diamagnetism, ferromagnetism.
Induced electromagnetic field. Maxwell's equations.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures. Involvement of students in solving problems. Reference to possible uses of the topics studied in the social, cultural, security and health fields.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Extensive material related to the problems of examination is reported in Moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • P. Mazzoldi, M. Nigro, C. Voci, “Elementi di Fisica - Elettromagnetismo”. --: EdiSES, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving

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

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