cod. 1000976

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - Second semester
- Massimo PIETRONI
Academic discipline
Fisica sperimentale (FIS/01)
Fisica e chimica
Type of training activity
72 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Foundations of classical physics, to be developed later with electromagnetism and technical Physics


Calculus, Analysis 1

Course unit content

Basic classical Physics, first part: Newton's mechanics and laws, application to solar system; dissipative systems; motion of rigid boy, moment of inertia, angolar momentum; conservation of energy, linear and angular momentum; physics of fluids, equations of Euler and Bernoulli; waves and oscillations; elements of thermodynamics, Carnot cycle, thermal machines.

Full programme

1. Introduzione generale – General introduction
2. Il Metodo Scientifico – The scientific method
3. Dimensioni fisiche, unità e cifre significative – Dimensions, units and significant digits
4. Funzioni di una variabile, vettori, prodotti di vettori – Functions of one variable, vectors, inner and outer product
5. Meccanica classica – Classical mechanics
a) Cinematica in 1D, 2D e 3D – Cinematics in in 1D, 2D and 3D
b) Le leggi di Newton – Newton’s laws
c) Teoria gravitazionale – Gravitational theory
d) Momento angolare – Angular momentum
e) Conservazione del momento lineare e angolare – Conservation of momentum and angular momentum
f) Lavoro e energia – Work and energy
g) Conservazione del energia – Conservation of energy
h) Problemi con vincoli – Problems with constraints
i) Collisioni elastici in 1D e 2D – Elastic collisions in 1D and 2D
j) Collisioni anelastici – Inelastic collisions
k) Corpo rigido e momenti d’inerzia – Rigid body and moments of inertia
l) Teorema di Steiner – Steiner’s theorem
m) Equazione del moto rotolatorio – Equations of motions for rotations
n) Sistemi inerziali e non-inerziali – Inertial and noninertial systems
o) Forze virtuali (Coriolis etc.) – Virtual forces (Corialis etc.)
6. Onde e oscillationi – Waves and Oscillations
a) Oscillatore monodimensionale – One-dimensional Oscillator
b) Onde elastici – Elastic waves
c) Onde stazionarie – Stationary waves
d) Effetto Doppler – Doppler effect
e) Interferenza e Diffrazione - Interference and Diffraction
7. Termodinamica – Thermodynamics
a) Gas perfetto – Ideal gas
b) Calore – Heat
c) Cicli termodinamici – Thermodynamical cycles
d) Conduzione termica – Heat conduction


Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett, "Fisica per scienze e ingegneria vol.1"- EdiSES

Teaching methods

Lectures with distribution of notes, practical exercises for half of the time

Assessment methods and criteria

The standard examination is a written test, with exercises, on the whole program. Students will have three hours to complete it. Alternatively, it will be possible to give two intermediate tests, typically in April and at the beginning of June. Those passing both tests with at least 18/30 will be waived off from the final examination. In this case, the final mark will be given by the mathematical average of the marks obtained at the intermediate tests.

Other information

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