cod. 00418

Academic year 2015/16
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Fisica sperimentale (FIS/01)
Discipline matematiche, informatiche e fisiche
Type of training activity
55 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The students will acquire the basic concepts of classical mechanics and will be able to solve problems (also complex problems)regarding statics, kinematics and dynamics.


Algebraic and analytical mathematics. Operations with scalars and vectors. Trigonometry.

Course unit content

Fundamentals of classical mechanics: kinematics, dynamics and statics
- Statics and dynamics of fluids

Full programme

- Introduction
- Physical entities, units and reference systems
- Vectors and operations with vectors
- Kinematics of point particles and motion in 1, 2 and 3D
- Forces, Newton's laws, inertial systems
Statics, forces and equilibrium
- Dinamics of point particles and rotational motion
- Kinematics and dynamics of many-particle objects
- Momentum, elastic and inelastic collisions
- Energy and work, different forms of energy
- Conservative forces, conservative systems
- Energy and momentum conservation
- Gravitation law
- Oscillatory motions and harmonic oscillator
- Waves, stationary waves, wave interference
- Notions of statics and dynamics in fluids


- Gettys: Fisica 1, McGraw-Hill

- Resnick, Halliday, Krane: Fisica 1, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano

- Mazzoldi, Nigro, Voci: Elementi di Fisica, EdiSES Napoli

Teaching methods

Lectures + Exercises with the help of an assistant.

Assessment methods and criteria

Three tests will be carried during the semester. The exercises to be solved are based on the theory developed till that point of the course. Students who passed all written tests have two options: accept the average note of the tests or try to improve this note by oral exam.
Those who will skip one or more written test(s) or will not get a sufficient average note have to pass the oral exam.
Those who overcame with good notes the three tests but wish the "lode" (honor) have to face an oral exam.

Other information

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