
Course unit
PHYSICS (Iniziali cognome MZ)
SC18103039, 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 
8.0 
Course unit organization
Period 
Second semester 
Year 
1st Year 
Teaching method 
frontal 
Type of hours 
Credits 
Teaching hours 
Hours of Individual study 
Shifts 
Practice 
2.0 
32 
18.0 
No turn 
Laboratory 
1.0 
16 
9.0 
2 
Lecture 
5.0 
40 
85.0 
No turn 
Prerequisites:

Mathematics, especially functions, vector computation, derivatives and integrals. 
Target skills and knowledge:

Knowledge of some of the fundamental laws of Physics, and some of those used in disciplinary area. Ability to deal with problems. Usage of appropriate terminology. 
Examination methods:

The exam is written and is based on the solution of exercises spanning the whole program. There'll be not be ongoing exams during the lessons. 
Assessment criteria:

The evaluation will be based on the right apllication of the laws of Physics in the proposed exercises solution. Also the judgment of the laboratory reports will contribute to the final result. 
Course unit contents:

Physical units, system of measurement, dimensional analysis. Kinematics. Reference systems. Motion and the material point approximation. Vector units. Vector calculus recalls. Vector equation of motion, trajectory equation and time law. The velocity vector. The acceleration vector. Uniform motions and with constant modulus acceleration. Line and circular motion. Simple harmonic motion. Motion with constant accceleration: fall of bodies. The three Newton laws. Forces. Constraint reactions. Statycal and dynamical friction, elastic force. Inertial reference systems. Circular motion. Centripetal force. Energy and work of a force. Power. Kinetic energy theorem. Conservative and non conservative forces. Potential Energy. Energy conservation. Nonconservative forces. Material point statics. Fluids: scalar and vector fields. Pascal and Stevino laws. Archimedes principle . Motion of fluids. Bernoulli theorem. Viscosity. Poiseuille law and sedimentation. Surface tension. Laplace law and capillarity. Electrology: electrostatic forces. Electric field and potential. Gauss theorem. Electric charge motion in presence of an electric field. Equipotential surfaces. Insulating and conducting materials. Charged conductors in electrostatic equilibrium. Dielectric polarization. Capacity. Capacitor. Capacitors in series and in parallel. Energy density of an electric field. Electric current. Ohm's Law, resistence in series and in parallel, generators, e.m.f.. Energy dissipated in a resistor, Joule effect. Kirchhoff's laws. RC circuit. Magnetic field. Gauss theorem for B. Lorentz force. Charged particle motion in a magnetic field. First and second Laplace law. Mechanical torque on coils. Magnetic field sources. Forces between electrical circuits. Ampere Law. Magnetic field produced by a wire and by a solenoid. Faraday law for electromagnetic induction. RL circuit. Magnetic energy density.
Maxwell's equations in integral form. Introduction to electromagnetic waves. Optics. HuygensFresnel principle. Waves from 2 or N slits: interference. Diffracion from a slit. Diffracting grating. Polarization. Reflection. Refraction. Dispersion. Laboratory exercises: some basics on error theory; 5 exercises. 
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

Front lessons and some laboratory exercises. Attendance to all the laboratory exercises is mandatory. 
Additional notes about suggested reading:

Notes for the students (copy of the slides presented during the lessons) and WEB page with some activities. 
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings) 

Serway, Raymond A.; Jewett, John W., Principi di fisicaRaymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett. Napoli: EdiSES, 2015.

Mazzoldi, Paolo; Nigro, Massimo, Elementi di fisicameccanica, termodinamicaP. Mazzoldi, M. Nigro, C. Voci. Napoli: EdiSES, .

Walker, James S.; Massa, Claudio; Migliori, Andrea; Vandelli, Tiziana, Fondamenti di fisicacon Mastering PhysicsJames S. Walker[traduzione, revisione e scrittura delle appendici matematiche: Claudio Massa, Tiziana Vandelli, Andrea Migliori]. Milano: Torino, Pearson, 2015.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
 Lecturing
 Questioning
 Problem solving
 Use of online videos
 Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
 Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

