
Course unit
PHYSICS EXPERIMENTS 2 (Iniziali cognome MZ)
SCP3050166, A.A. 2018/19
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary Sector 
Credits allocated 
Core courses 
FIS/01 
Experimental Physics 
11.0 
Course unit organization
Period 
Annual 
Year 
2nd Year 
Teaching method 
frontal 
Type of hours 
Credits 
Teaching hours 
Hours of Individual study 
Shifts 
Group didactic activities 
0.0 
48 
0.0 
No turn 
Laboratory 
4.5 
54 
58.5 
2 
Lecture 
6.5 
52 
110.5 
No turn 
Examination board
Board 
From 
To 
Members of the board 
10 Sperimentazioni di Fisica 2 (iniziali cognome MZ) 
01/10/2018 
30/11/2019 
LONGHIN
ANDREA
(Presidente)
ZALTRON
ANNAMARIA
(Membro Effettivo)
BASTIERI
DENIS
(Supplente)

9 Sperimentazioni di Fisica 2 (iniziali cognome AL) 
01/10/2018 
30/11/2019 
PATELLI
ALESSANDRO
(Presidente)
BASTIERI
DENIS
(Membro Effettivo)
ZALTRON
ANNAMARIA
(Supplente)

8 Sperimentazioni di Fisica 2 (iniziali cognome MZ) 
01/10/2017 
30/11/2018 
ZALTRON
ANNAMARIA
(Presidente)
BASTIERI
DENIS
(Membro Effettivo)
GIUBILATO
PIERO
(Supplente)

7 Sperimentazioni di Fisica 2 (iniziali cognome AL) 
01/10/2017 
30/11/2018 
BASTIERI
DENIS
(Presidente)
ZALTRON
ANNAMARIA
(Membro Effettivo)
COLLAZUOL
GIANMARIA
(Supplente)
PATELLI
ALESSANDRO
(Supplente)

Prerequisites:

 Part I: Statistics and Data Analysis: Sperimentazione di Fisica 1
 Part II: Laboratory of Electromagnetism and Circuits, Optics: Fisica Generale 1, Fisica Generale 2, Sperimentazione di Fisica 1 (only participation), Sperimentazioni di Fisica 2 Part I (only participation) 
Target skills and knowledge:

 Part I: Statistics and Data Analysis: knowledge and knowhow of the expansion in sine waves and of the Fourier and Laplace transformations of generic and characteristic functions as tool for the study of physics phenomena; knowledge and knowhow of advanced tools for statistical data analysis in scientific R&D contexts.
 Part II: Laboratory of Electromagnetism and Circuits, Optics: Implementation of simple electrical circuits with direct and alternate current and measurement of some typical quantities. Training on the use of electronics measurement devices. Measurement and analysis techniques in geometrical and wave optics. 
Examination methods:

The final assessment includes the evaluation of the module on Statistics and Data Analysis (I), consisting in an oral interview, and the evaluation of the Laboratory activity (II) consisting in a written report on the experiment, a written test on the contents of the module, and a practical test in laboratory. 
Assessment criteria:

correct and complete presentation of the proposed contents at the oral of written test; correct and appropriate use of the instrumentation, realization of the experiment and data analysis. 
Course unit contents:

 Part I: Statistics and Data Analysis:
Heaviside and Dirac functions: formal properties and applications. Fourier transform:
Fourier series and integral; transform and antitransform; examples. Laplace transform and antitransform; use of the Laplace transform for differential equation solving.
PDF: Probability Density Function(s): Normal Density (basics); Moments, Cumulative Function, Characteristic Function; Uniform and Binomial Density (basics); Poisson and tStudent Density; Correlations, Pearson Coefficients. Likelihood and Bayes Theory: Likelihood function (basics); Bayes Theorem. Hypothesis Test and statistics tests: confidence intervals; pvalue. CramerRao theorem and NeymanPearson Lemma.
 Part II: Laboratory of Electromagnetism, Optics and Electronics:
Theory basics on electrical circuits and networks with direct and alternate current. Twoports and equivalent circuits. RC and RLC circuits. Transmission lines. Basics of geometrical and wave optics. Slit diffraction. Focal length and aberrations. Faraday effect. Prism and diffraction grating.
Description of the lab sessions and used instrumentations.
Laboratory experiments
 resistance measurements on direct current circuits.
 principle of operation and basics of the oscilloscope;
 RC circuit in series: decay constant and frequency response;
 RLC circuit in series: damped oscillations and resonance curve;
 transmission lines;
 measurements of focal lengths;
 aberration phenomena characterization;
 diffraction from 2,3,4 slits
 Faraday effect
 measurement of the emission wavelengths by an atomic source with a grating spectroscope
 index of refraction measurements and the prism spectrometer 
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

 Part I: Statistics and Data Analysis: classes on the contents of the course:
 Part II: Laboratory of Electromagnetism and Circuits, Optics: classes on the contents of the course, weekly group activity (typically 3 students) consisting in laboratory experiments and final report writing. 
Additional notes about suggested reading:

lecturebooks, slides 
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings) 

M. Loreti, Teoria degli errori e fondamenti di statistica. http://wwwcdf.pd.infn.it/labo/: , .


