cod. 1008460

Academic year 2020/21
1° year of course - First semester
- Davide CASSI
Academic discipline
Fisica della materia (FIS/03)
Scienze matematiche, statistiche e chimiche
Type of training activity
56 hours
of face-to-face activities
8 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

To learn the fundamentals of mathematics and physics required for next scientific courses.

To be able to calculate simple limits, derivatives and integrals.

To know how to formulate and solve simple physical problems.

Knowledge of units of measure of physical quantities and their relationships.

Knowledge of the basic thermodynamic aspects of the various cooking processes.

Knowledge of the main soft matter structures and their gastronomic applications.


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Course unit content

Basic topics of real analysis, linear algebra, probability theory and statistics, mechanics, fluidodynamics, thermodynamics, electricity and soft matter physics.

Full programme

• Limits

• Series

• Derive

• Integral


• Measurements and measurement errors

• Point Cinematics

• Stitch and rigid body dynamics

• Principle of Conservation

• Thermology

• Principles of thermodynamics

• Specific heat and latent heat

• Phase transitions

• Electrostatic

• Electric current circuits

• Joule Effect

• Physics of soft matter applied to foods

• Concepts of molecular gastronomy and molecular cooking


Marco Abate, "Matematica e Statistica - Le basi per le scienze della vita", McGraw-Hill

D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker Fondamenti di fisica ed. Ambrosiana

Teaching methods


Assessment methods and criteria

One-hour written exam, with multiple-choice questions. As a rule these are 12 questions, 6 of maths and 6 of physics, with four possible answers. The final score is given by the sum of the scores obtained for each answer: 3 points for each correct answer, -1 point for each wrong answer, 0 for each missing answer. 17 is rounded to 18. Scores above 30 are rounded to 30, except for 36 that is 30 and praise.

Other information

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