cod. 1002187

Academic year 2015/16
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Fisica della materia (FIS/03)
Fisica e chimica
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

This course aims to give to the students the basic knowledge on electromagnetism and electromagnetic waves.


It is important to have an appropriate knowledge of classical mechanics and ondulatory phenomena as treated in the course of General Physics 1.

Course unit content

Coulomb's law and electric field -Gauss's law -Electric Potential-Conductors-Capacitance-Dielectrics-Current and resistance-DC circuits-Magnetostatics-
Diamagnetism, paramagnetism and ferromagnetism-Electromagnetic induction-
RL and LC circuits-Maxwell equations-Electromagnetic waves

Full programme

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G. Cantatore, L. Vitale, Gettys Fisica 2 Elettromagnetismo-Onde. McGraw-Hill Libri Italia, Milano, 2011.

Teaching methods

Slides and blackboard exercises.

Assessment methods and criteria

The students who constantly attend the lessons and get a pass on the infra annum tests, can take a simplified final exam. The others will have to take a complete one which consists of a written and, if required, an oral test.

Other information

Lecture attendance is highly recommended.