cod. 1000980

Academic year 2022/23
2° year of course - First semester
- Massimo GHIDINI
Academic discipline
Fisica sperimentale (FIS/01)
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.

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. Moreover, he should be able to resolve problems on the subjects treated in the theory lectures.

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 Physics 1.

Course unit content

Electrostatics and magnetostatics in vacuum and in materials - Electrodynamics - 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 will be used to convey the most important messages of the theory lectures. The problems will be resolved at the blackboard.
Slides and text of the exercises are uploaded on the Elly platform before the corresponding lessons. Teaching activities will be in person. The didactic material will be enriched with the videotaping of the lessons. The teaching mode could change, depending on the evolution of Sars-Cov2 pandemic.

Assessment methods and criteria

The evaluation is based on two partial written tests during the course, or, alternatively, on a single final written test, and a final oral examination.
The online registration is compulsory for the written tests.

Other information

Lecture attendance is highly recommended.