# GENERAL PHYSICS - FIS/01 MODULE

## AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The learning outcomes of the course are the capability to model a phenomenon and extract relevant physical information from that; in particular in the field of classical Thermodynamics and Electro-magnetism in void.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is a basis course: the learning outcomes are therefore aimed to give to the students the instruments to elaborate models of physics phenomema and to extract from those models the relationship between the physics quantities involved. The basic concepts - heat, energy, charge, electric and magnetic field and so on - are therefore defined and so are the basic physics laws governing them. Simple evolution of models in time is also studied.

Teaching methods

Blackboard lessons with possible support of audio/visual material,

Guided solution to exam exercises.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Classical Thermodynamics:

- Principle of thermodynamics;
- Cyclic machines;
- Carnot theorem;
- Entropy;
- Reversibility and lost work;

Electro-magnetism in void:

- Electric charge;
- Electric Field;
- Coulomb's force;
- Gauss' theorem;
- Conservativity of electric field;
- Electrostatic energy;
- Potential;
- Insulator and conductors;
- Capacitance;
- Electric current;
- Ohm's Law;
- Resistence in serie or parallel;
- Kirkhoff's Laws;
- Charge/discarge of a capacitance;
- Magnetic field;
- Lorenzt force;
- Magnetic moment of a coil;
- Torque on a coil in magnetic field;
- Magnetic energy;
- Force on a coil in magnetic field;
- Biot-Savart Law;
- Ampere's Law;
- Solenoid and thoroid;
- Faraday's law;
- Inductance and mutual inductance;
- Energy of magnetic field;

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

W. Edward Gettys, Frederick J. Keller, Malcolm J. Skove: Fisica classica e moderna Volume 1 (Meccanica termodinamica onde) Edito da McGraw-Hill

Any other university level textbook can be used.

There will be some material on aulaweb and an exercise collection, including the previous exam texts.

## TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

**Ricevimento:** Office hours will be communicated at the beginning of the course. The teacher is alwasy at disposition under appointment.

Exam Board

GUIDO GAGLIARDI (President)

LUCA VATTUONE (President)

GIULIA ROSSI (President)

MARCO SMERIERI

MARIO AGOSTINO ROCCA

ANDREA CELENTANO

GIOVANNI CARRARO

## LESSONS

Teaching methods

Blackboard lessons with possible support of audio/visual material,

Guided solution to exam exercises.

## EXAMS

Exam description

Final examination is made of a written essay and an oral discussion on the arguments of the course.

The written essay is made of four exercises: two on mechanics, one on thermodynamics and one on electro-magnetism in the void. Students have four hours to finish the exam.

All written exams can be parted in a mechanics and a thermodynamics/electromagnetism in void part; the student can choose to build its admission with two half parts, both passed with an evaluation greater or equal to 12, and whose mean is greater or equal to 15. For each part the time for finishing it will be two hours.

No textbook or other material is allowed on the written essay - there will be a formulary downloadable from aulaweb.

Students failing the oral examination must redo also the written essay.

Assessment methods

The students need to be able to:

Model cyclic machines and other simple processes with regard to heat/work exchange with sources and efficiency

Model a thermodynamic process and assess the entropy variation and reversibility of it

Model electrostatic interactions between conductors/insulant object in the presence of unbalanced charge

Model simple electrical circuits with linear elements and stationary or quasi-stationary currents

Model interactions between currents and magnetic field and current-current interactions

Model electromagnetic interaction between conductive/insulant objects in quasi-stationary field flux variations