
Course unit
APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS
AVP7077508, A.A. 2018/19
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary Sector 
Credits allocated 
Basic courses 
FIS/07 
Applied Physics (Cultural Heritage, Environment, Biology and Medicine) 
6.0 
Basic courses 
MAT/02 
Algebra 
4.0 
Core courses 
SECSS/02 
Statistics for Experimental and Technological Research 
2.0 
Course unit organization
Period 
Second semester 
Year 
1st Year 
Teaching method 
frontal 
Type of hours 
Credits 
Teaching hours 
Hours of Individual study 
Shifts 
Practice 
3.0 
24 
51.0 
No turn 
Lecture 
9.0 
72 
153.0 
No turn 
Start of activities 
25/02/2019 
End of activities 
14/06/2019 
Prerequisites:

Students are required to have basic background in high school mathematics, possibly including trigonometry. 
Target skills and knowledge:

To develop theoretical and practical knowledge and skills enabling students to deal with theoretical and formal problems.
To understand the foundation basis Calculus, Physics and Statistics. 
Examination methods:

During the course, the students can take three partial tests. In case of success, the student can accept the weighted average of the scores as final mark. Otherwise, written texts will be provided at the end of the course. If required, students must have previously passed the additional learning obligations. 
Assessment criteria:

The examination focuses on the presented materials and in particular on the exercised solved in classroom. The students are expected to be able to solve by themselves mathematical, statistical and physical problems. 
Course unit contents:

The course lectures cover: Basic calculus, such as functions and their graphs. The elementary functions (polynomials, power, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric). Limits. The limit of the sum, product, quotient and composed of two functions. Derivative and their geometrical meaning. Derivatives of elementary functions. Derivation rules to find function extremes. This will be applied to optimization problems. The concept of integral as antiderivative and as area of a function. Physics will be treated in the context of biological systems (when possible). It will cover, mechanics, kinetic and potential energy. Energy conservation. Thermodynamics. Pressure, temperature, heat. Temperature scales. Statics and dynamics of fluids. Introduction to electrostatics, currents, magnetism and waves.
General concepts of biostatistics. Descriptive statistic: measures of position and variation. Sampling methodologies. Probability distribution for continuous random variables. Simple linear regression. Basic of parametric test. 
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

The course includes 72 lecturing hours of lectures and 24 hours of practical applications and exercises. 
Additional notes about suggested reading:

Detailed learning objectives and weekly program are available on Moodle (https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/). 
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings) 

David Guichard, Single Variable Calculus. : , . open text book

Martin ZinkeAllmang et al., PHYSICS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES. : Cengage Learning, 2016. ISBN13: 9780176558697

Kaps M. and Lamberson W.,, Biostatistics for Animal Science. : CABI Publishing, .

Robert G. Brown, Introductory Physics I and II. Duke University: , . free here: http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/Class/intro_physics_1.php and http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/Class/intro_physics_2.php


