cod. 1002187

Academic year 2021/22
2° year of course - First semester
- Maria DI BARI
Academic discipline
Fisica della materia (FIS/03)
Fisica e chimica
Type of training activity
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding:
At the end of this course the student should know the basic phenomena of the classical electromagnetism and the underlying physical laws. Moreover, he should be able to resolve problems on the subjects treated
in the theory lectures.

Applying knowledge and understanding:
The student should be able to analyze the electromagnetic phenomena and to interpret them on the basis of the mathematical formulation of the physical laws.

Making judgments:
By the end of the course, the student should be able to understand the physical phenomena of the electromagnetism.

Communication skills:
The student should be able to clearly present the basic concepts of electromagnetism and their consequences on observable phenomena.

Learning skills:
The student should have acquired the learning skills related to electromagnetism, which are necessary to undertake successive studies with a high degree of autonomy.


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.