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Course unit
SC02103110, A.A. 2018/19

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1156, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL PHYSICS 1
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
E-Learning website
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


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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 10 15.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 a.a. 2018/19 27/01/2014 30/11/2019 SILVESTRELLI PIER LUIGI (Presidente)
MATONE MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
SANSON ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of mathematics.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at the acquisition of the basic knowledge of
Mechanics and of the the ability of solving
quantitatively exercises on the same topics.
Examination methods: Written test which implies the solution of exercises and subsequent (optional) oral test on the contents of the course listed in the program.
Assessment criteria: Check the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and
ability to solve quantitatively application exercises.
Course unit contents: Physical quantities and units of measurement. Basics of vector calculus.
Kinematics of a point particle: velocity and acceleration;
linear motion; motion
in a plane and in space; free-falling bodies; circular motion; basics of
relative motion. Dynamics of a point particle: the principle of inertia and
the forces; Newton's laws; static equilibrium and reaction forces;
weight force, elastic forces and harmonic motion, friction forces;
inclined plan; simple pendulum. Work and energy,
power, kinetic energy theorem ; conservative forces,
potential energy and conservation of mechanical energy. Angular momentum,
central forces, the gravitational force. Dynamics of a system of particles:
external and internal forces, center of mass, center of mass theorem,
momentum; moment of force, angular momentum theorem; center of mass
reference system and its properties, collisions.
Dynamics of rigid bodies: rotation around a fixed axis, moment
of inertia. Fluid mechanics: pressure, static equilibrium, Stevin's law,
Archimedes' principle; steady flow of a fluid, ideal fluids,
Bernoulli's theorem.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • P. Mazzoldi, M. Nigro, C. Voci, Elementi di Fisica (Meccanica-Termodinamica). --: EdiSES, 2007. II edizione Cerca nel catalogo