cod. 05779

Academic year 2010/11
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Fisica applicata (a beni culturali, ambientali, biologia e medicina) (FIS/07)
Discipline matematiche, fisiche e informatiche
Type of training activity
72 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
course unit
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Course unit divided into the following partitions:

Learning objectives

Achievment of basic physic concepts and of the necessary instrument to face, in a quantitative way, biological problems related to physics.


Basic mathematics.

Course unit content

<strong> Programme.</strong><br />
<strong>1. Physical units and calculations. </strong>Units of SI. Measurements and errors. Basics of mathemathics. Trignomotry. Vectors and operations. Differential calculus in physics. <br />
<strong>2. Mechanics</strong>. Introduction to newtonian mechanics. The three laws of Newton. Motions with constant velocity. Acclerated motions, linear and in two dimensions. Circular motions. Introduction to work and energy concepts. Energy and its conservation. Kinetic and potential energy and theorems. Hooke´s law. Conservative systems. Gravitational energy and the concept of field. Power. Momentum and its conservation. Angular momentum and its conservation<br />
<strong>3. Mechanics of fluids. </strong>Fluidomechanics I: the dynamics. Continuity equation and Bernoulli´s law. Fluidomechanics I: the statics. Stevino´s law Legge di Stevino, Archimede´s principle, Stevino´s law. Real fluids mechanics. <br />
<strong>4. Waves and acoustics.</strong> Oscillations and waves. Periodic motions and waves. Refraction, reflexion, diffraction. Resonance. Stationary waves. Sound waves and acoustics. Beats and Doppler´s effect. Infrasound and ultrasound. <br />
<strong>5. Thermology and thermodynamics.</strong> Heat and temperature. Heat, work and the I principle of thermodynamics. II principle and entropy. Spontaneous processes. Applications of the II principle. Carnot ´s cycle. <br />
<strong>6. Elettromagnetism. </strong>Coulomb´s force. Electric field, fiel´d lines. Calculation of the electric field. Flux and the Gauss´ theorem. Coulomb´s theorem. Moving charges. Potential electric energy and electric potential. Capacitors. Electric currents, Ohm´s laws and resistance. The circuits and the electric power. Kirchoff´s laws. The magnetic field. Magnetic force and its consequences. Magnetic field and induction. Maxwell´s laws. The electromagnetic field. <br />
<strong>7. Light and optics.</strong> Light-matter interaction. Polarization. Geometric optics. Physical optics.

Full programme

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A. Giambattista, B. McCarthy Richardson, R.C. Richardson-FISICA GENERALE Principi ed Applicazioni,

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons with slides.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exams with problems and questions. Oral examinations.

Other information

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