
Course unit
EXPERIMENTS IN PHYSICS 1 (PART B)
SCP4067975, A.A. 2017/18
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18
Integrated course for this unit
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary 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 
Examination board
Examination board not defined
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 ʼanalisi degli errori. : Zanichelli, .

M. Loreti, Teoria degli errori e fondamenti di statistica. : , .


