
Course unit
GENERAL PHYSICS 1
SC02103110, 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 
6.0 
Course unit organization
Period 
Second semester 
Year 
1st Year 
Teaching method 
frontal 
Type of hours 
Credits 
Teaching hours 
Hours of Individual study 
Shifts 
Practice 
1.0 
10 
15.0 
No turn 
Lecture 
5.0 
40 
85.0 
No turn 
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; freefalling 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 (MeccanicaTermodinamica). : EdiSES, 2007. II edizione


