cod. 1005603

Academic year 2013/14
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Fisica teorica, modelli e metodi matematici (FIS/02)
Discipline matematiche, informatiche e fisiche
Type of training activity
55 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Integrated course unit module: PHYSICS AND LABORATORY

Learning objectives

The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of the principal electromagnetic and optical phenomena and he will be able to formulate and solve simple problems in these frameworks. She/he will know the basic laws of electromagnetism and optics, with particular regard with phenomena involved in chemical aspects, that will be the basis for future studies. She/he will develop learning skills and she/he will be able to identify the relevant points in a physical problem, the validity of relations and their applicability.


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Course unit content

Fundaments and applications in Electromagnetism and Optics.

Full programme

The electric charge, the Coulomb law and the description of electrostatic phenomena using the electric field and the electrostatic potential. Gauss'law. The potential generated by charge distributions. Dipoles. Electrical properties of matter, conductors and dielectrics.
Currents and resistance, current density and Ohm's laws. DC Circuits.
Electric phenomena associated to moving charge and the magnetic field.
Magnetic fields generated by moving charges and the phenomena of Faraday's induced electrical potential.
Magnetic properties of matter. Electric circuit with continuum and alternate current and their study.
The unification of electric and magnetic phenomena and Maxwell's equations for the Electro-Magnetism.
Geometric optics: reflection, refraction, dispersion, lenses, mirrors.
Wave optics: interference, diffraction, polarization, diffraction lattices.


D. Halliday, R. Resnick, K.S. Krane Physics 2, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana o
D. C. Giancoli, Physics Volume 2, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana

Teaching methods

Lesson and exercices.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and oral examination

Other information

Tutor activity during lessons with exercices and tests. Web resources with experimental realizations