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Course unit
PHYSICS 2 (Ult. numero di matricola pari)
INP7078485, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0515, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PHYSICS 2
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
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 MARTINO MARGONI FIS/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines 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
Group didactic activities 1.0 16 9.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 A.A. 2019/20 (matricole dispari) 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 MARGONI MARTINO (Presidente)
POZZOBON NICOLA (Membro Effettivo)
TOSI MIA (Supplente)
1 A.A. 2019/20 (matricole pari) 01/10/2019 30/11/2019 MARGONI MARTINO (Presidente)
POZZOBON NICOLA (Membro Effettivo)
TOSI MIA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Knowkedge of elementary notions of mathematics: algebra, geometry, differential calculus,
integral calculus, simple differential equations.
Knowledge of units systems and of the fundamental laws of the
newtonian mechanics.
Basic knowledge of electrology and vacuum electrostatics.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course, the student has to acquire basic notions of electromagnetism
and optics based on the experimental method. He/she will know how to deal with
problems related to the discussed topics, by correctly formulating and solving
the proposed exercises. He/she will also be able to provide a critical description
of the physics phenomena by formulating the relevant laws in a correct mathematical way.
Examination methods: written text covering theory and exercises.
Course unit contents: Electric properties of the matter: insulators and conductors. Dielectric characteristics. Laws of the electric conduction. Electromotive force. Electric current. Drift velocity of the free charges. Resistivity and conductivity: Ohm law. Joule effect. properties of the capacitors. Magnetic field. Lorentz force. Laplace laws. Interaction between magnetic field and current loops. Magnetic energy. Magnetic properties of the materials.
Biot-Savart law. Magnetic field of a current loop. Gauss law for the magnetic field. Ampere law. Magnetic field of a solenoid and of a toroid.
Electric and magnetic variable fields: Faraday /Lenz law. Inductance and self-induction. Ampere-Maxwell law. Maxwell laws in differential form. Waves and oscillations. Harmonic waves. Properties of the electromagnetic waves. Refection. refraction and polarization. Interference. Diffraction.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Theory lectures with exercises. Simple laboratory experiments.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • P. Mazzoldi, M. Nigro, C. Voci,, Elementi di Fisica: Elettromagnetismo, Ottica. Napoli: EdiSES, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • P. Zotto, M. Nigro,, Problemi di Fisica Generale: Elettromagnetismo, Ottica. --: La Dotta, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Mazzi, P. Ronchese, P. Zotto, Fisica in laboratorio. --: Esculapio, 2013. II edizione Cerca nel catalogo