cod. 00418

Academic year 2016/17
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Fisica della materia (FIS/03)
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 written tests will be carried out during the semester.

Students who passed the three tests, or failed one of them, however maintaining an average mark of at least 16/30, will be automatically admitted to the oral exam.

All other students have to go through a general written test, with exercises on the entire programm, and get at least 16/30 in order to be admitted to oral exam.

The final mark approximatly accounts 1/3 of the result of written test(s) and 2/3 of the result of oral exam.

Other information

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