
Course unit
PHYSICS 1 (Ult. numero di matricola da 5 a 9)
IN29103186, A.A. 2019/20
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary Sector 
Credits allocated 
Basic courses 
FIS/01 
Experimental Physics 
9.0 
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 
2 
Lecture 
8.0 
64 
136.0 
No turn 
Prerequisites:

To be familiar with operations of derivation, integration and differentiation.
Comprehension of a scientific text.
Ability with logical thinking 
Target skills and knowledge:

The course enables the student to acquire the following skills (some of them only partially)
 understanding physics terminology
 setting out a general physics problem, introducing proper approximations
 evaluating which of the physics fundamental laws has to be used to solve problems
 evaluating physical quantities
 recognising the limits of the adopted theoretical models
 choosing the procedure to be followed in realizing simple laboratory experiences
 working in a team 
Examination methods:

Written test, laboratory test and viva 
Assessment criteria:

Evaluation is the average of the sum of the written test (minimum 18/30) and the laboratory test (from 0/30 to 2/30) marks and the viva evaluation (minimum 18/30).
Oral test is compulsory.
More details are available at the professor's personal webpage: http://www.pd.infn.it/~soramel/Fisica1/ 
Course unit contents:

Measurements and units of measurement: Introduction. Measurements. Fundamental quantities. Fundamental and derived units. Space, time and matter. 1 hour
Vectors: Vectors, simple vector operations, reference frames. 3 hours
Kinematics in one, two and three dimensions: Rectilinear motion: velocity and acceleration. Special motion in one and two dimensions. Relative motion and Galilean transformations. Curved motion: tangent and transverse velocity and acceleration. Circular motion: angular velocity and acceleration. Kinematics of simple harmonic motion. Rotational relative motion. Coriolis acceleration. 11 hours
Force, momentum and moments: Newton's first law. Inertial frame of reference. Momentum. Force and Newton's second law. Applications. Newton's third law. Circular motion: centripetal force. Elastic forces. Simple harmonic motion. Friction. Angular momentum and torque. Theorem of angular momentum. Central forces. 11 hours
Work and energy: Work. Power. Kinetic energy. Measuring units of energy. Kinetic energy and work. Work of a constant force. Potential energy and work. Conservation of mechanical energy and conservative forces. Non conservative forces and dissipated energy. Energy in simple harmonic motion. Simple pendulum. 13 hours
Systems of pointlike masses, collisions, rigid bodies and equilibrium: Center of mass of a system of pointlike masses and its motion. Angular momentum and energy considerations for a system of pointlike masses. Energy conservation and total energy for a system of pointlike masses. Internal energy for a system of pointlike. Collisions between pointlike masses. Elastic and inelastic collisions. Motion of a rigid body and moment of inertia. Rotation of a rigid body around a fixed axe. Rotational kinetic energy. Rolling without slipping motion. Equilibrium relations for a rigid body. 14 hours
Fluids: Density and pressure. Fluidostatics, Pascal principle, Archimedes principle. Fluidodynamics. Continuity equation and Bernoulli's equation. Applications of Bernoulli's equation. 2 hours
Termodynamics: Internal energy and work. Many particles systems: work, heat and energetic balance. First thermodynamics law. Special transformations. Thermal capacity. Reversible and non reversible processes. Second law of Thermodynamics. Heat Engines. Carnot cycle. Efficiency. Entropy. 14 hours
Laboratory
Three experiences related to the program and performed by groups of two students. 8 hours
Fundamentals of error theory needed to analyze the data collected during the experiments. 2 hours 
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

traditional lessons, problem solving with typical examples, realization of simple experiments in laboratory and data analysis 
Additional notes about suggested reading:

Attendence of the laboratory sessions is compulsory.
Copy of lessons slides are available at the professor's webpage: http://www.pd.infn.it/~soramel/Fisica1/ 
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings) 

P. Mazzoldi, M. Nigro, C. Voci, Elementi di Fisica  Meccanica e Termodinamica. : EdiSes, . ISBN 9788879594189

P. Pavan, F. Soramel, Problemi di Fisica risolti e commentati 1. : Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, . ISBN 884081373X

Mazzi G., Ronchese P., Zotto P.L., Fisica in Laboratorio. : Esculapio  Bologna, 2018. ISBN 9788893850612

Resnick R., Halliday D., Krane K., Fisica I. : Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, . ISBN 8840812547

P. Zotto, S. Lo Russo, Problemi di Fisica Generale Meccanica  Termodinamica. : LaDotta, 2014. ISBN 9788898648207

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