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ASTRONOMY
Course unit
EXPERIMENTS IN PHYSICS 1 (PART B)
SCP4067975, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ASTRONOMY
SC1160, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination EXPERIMENTS IN PHYSICS 1 (PART B)
Website of the academic structure http://astronomia.scienze.unipd.it/2017/laurea
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/dfa/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-SC1160-000ZZ-2017-SCP4067975-N0
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIULIA RODIGHIERO FIS/05

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
SCP4067973 EXPERIMENTS IN PHYSICS 1 GIULIA RODIGHIERO

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses FIS/01 Experimental Physics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Annual
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 3.0 36 39.0 2
Lecture 3.0 24 51.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 15/06/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus

Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: Fundamental mathematical and physical knowledge.
Target skills and knowledge: The student will acquire the skills to critically analize physical measurements, being provided with computing softwares to also formally associate an uncertainty to each measurement.
Examination methods: Written or oral exams.
Assessment criteria: Evaluation of the laboratory relations and of the final exam.

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: Measures and measure instruments.
Sensibility, precision.
Systematic and casual errors.

Arithmetical mean, Mean square root, Statistical meaning.
Approximation of decimal numbers.

Fundaments of Probability theory: total and conditional probability.

Graphical representation of data: Histograms and limit distributions.

Binomial, Gaussian and Poissonian distribution.
Distribution of casual errors.

Theory of error propagation: general and particular cases.

Weight mean.

Linear regression and generalisation.

The linear correlation coefficient.

The chi^2 test.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Measure of gravitational acceleration with an inclined plane.

The Hook law with a strain gauge.

Measure of gravitational acceleration with a composite pendulum.

The flywheel.

The Stokes law with a viscometer.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides provided to the students. Textbooks.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • J.R.Taylor, Introduzione all  ľanalisi degli errori. --: Zanichelli, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • M. Loreti, Teoria degli errori e fondamenti di statistica. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo