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School of Engineering
ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
Course unit
GENERAL PHYSICS (Ult. numero di matricola dispari)
INP7078339, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
IN0509, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 15.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL PHYSICS
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch VICENZA
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge RICCARDO RANDO FIS/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses FIS/01 Experimental Physics 15.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Group didactic activities 1.0 8 17.0 5
Lecture 14.0 112 238.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic algebra, analytical geometry, trigonometry, function and vector analysis.
Target skills and knowledge: Aim of the course is to provide the students with fundamental knowledge of physical phenomena, from the dynamics of a material point to electromagnetism. A primary goal of the course is fostering the use of logical and mathematical skills necessary to develop a working knowledge of these topics. Students will be introduced to basic physical measurements and error estimation through laboratory activities related to the program of the course. Laboratory sections will stimulate students to build team-working skills, by finding out solutions on their autonomous initiative to simple practical problems.
Examination methods: Students’ evaluation relies on a written test, based on the solution of a few exercises. Students may decide to further undergo an oral test, with questions related to the program of the course. The oral test is compulsory for students with low marks in the written session, to check prerequisites to second-year courses. Students are supposed to prepare a written report about the laboratory practice, containing measurements results and error estimations, together with a short discussion. During the lecturing period students may opt for partials, with the same structure of the written test, as an alternative to the final exam.
Assessment criteria: A written test with a few simple problems evaluates students’ problem-solving capabilities. Specific consideration is given to the faculty of selecting and applying the appropriate competence necessary to workout the solution. Oral sessions test theoretical knowledge, focusing on prerequisites to second-year courses. The final mark is obtained as the average of written and oral tests. During lecturing period students may opt for partials, with the same structure of the written test, as an alternative to the final exam. The laboratory practicals are evaluated on the basis of written reports.
Course unit contents: Introduction and the physical method. Kinematics and dynamics of the material point, impulse and momentum, work and energy. Systems of particles, statics and dynamics of a rigid body. Oscillatory motion. Collisions. Electrostatics and magnetism. Conductors and insulators. Currents and Ampere’s laws. Maxwell’s equations. Wave theory. Electromagnetic waves. Introduction to statistics and data analysis.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Bulk of the course is taught through lectures, both at the blackboard and with slides. Learning materials are available to the students through the e-learning platform of the University. About one third of lecturing time is devoted to problem solving. For the laboratory practicals, students will be divided in small groups (2-4 members per team). Movies are available to the students, with an introduction to the activities and descriptions of instruments and procedures.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Reference texts:
Mazzoldi, Nigro, Voci, Elementi di Fisica Vol. 1 - Meccanica e Termodinamica. Napoli: Edises, 2008.
Mazzoldi, Nigro, Voci, Elementi di Fisica Vol. 2 - Elettromagnetismo e Onde. Napoli: Edises, 2008.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Mazzoldi P.; Nigro M.; Voci C., Elementi di Fisica Vol 1 - Meccanica e Termodinamica. Napoli: EdiSES, 2008. seconda edizione Cerca nel catalogo
  • Mazzoldi P.; Nigro M.; Voci C., Elementi di Fisica Vol. 2 - Elettromagnetismo e Onde.. Napoli: EdiSES, 2008. seconda edizione Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Working in group
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • One Note (digital ink)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)