APPLIED PHYSICS

APPLIED PHYSICS

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Code
95250
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9274 Product and nautical design (L-4) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/11
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Product and nautical design)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide the basic knowledge necessary for the understanding of the main physical phenomena interesting the yacht design: hinting at the energy systems thermodynamics, in particular, the study of heat transfer and lighting is approached.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is the training of a person able to analyze and solve simple problems in different fields of applied physics (applied thermodynamics, heat transfer, acoustics and lighting) while helping to acquire a proper scientific-technical language.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is the training of a person able to solve simple math problems of thermodynamics and heat transfer, while helping to acquire a proper scientific-technical language, as an essential tool either to understand technical documentation or to talk with several actors in the designing and manufacturing processes of the pleasure boats.
Preliminary and essential to the study of physical phenomena is the familiarity with the physical dimensions of the mechanics and the relative units of measurement: the same are recalled in fact in the introductory part of the course.
The course then addresses the main topics of technical thermodynamics, hinting at the analysis of thermodynamic systems and energy exchanges that characterize them.
Following is the study of the main mechanisms of heat exchange, conduction, convection and thermal radiation. Finally, the main photometric quantities are introduced, with notes on colorimetry. Then the different types and the technical parameters of light sources and luminaires are analyzed.
With the aim of favoring an adequate critical knowledge of the phenomena, numerical exercises are also provided for the resolution of simple problems.

PREREQUISITES

The following basic mathematical knowledge is necessary to effectively address the teaching content.

  • Calculation of areas and volumes of simple geometries.
  • Functions: line, module, parabola, hyperbola, logarithm, exponential, trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, tangent and related inverse functions).
  • Resolution of equations and of first and second degree, of equations with logarithms and trigonometric functions.
  • Simple inequations.
  • Meaning of limit.
  • Differential calculus of a real variable: geometric interpretation of the concept of derivative and integral, calculation of derivatives and primitives of simple functions.
  • Ordinary differential equations to the separable variables of the first and second order.

In order to face the resolution of simple numerical problems, it is also necessary to have an adequate familiarity in the use of a scientific calculator.

Teaching methods

Teaching is carried out by alternating theoretical lessons with practical/numerical exercises.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main topics discussed are the following.

GENERAL PHYSICS RECALLS: mechanics, static of fluids, notes of electricity.

NOTES ON TECHNICAL THERMODYNAMICS: closed and open thermodynamic systems, temperature, heat, mechanical work, first and second principle of thermodynamics, dynamics of fluids.

HEAT TRANSFER: conduction, convection, thermal radiation, combined heat transfer mechanisms.

LIGHTING: physical nature of light, light emission by temperature and luminescence; photometry and photometric dimensions; notes on colorimetry; types and technical parameters of light sources and luminaires.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bergero S., Chiari A., Appunti di termodinamica, Aracne editrice, 2007.
Bergero S., Chiari A., Appunti di trasmissione del calore, Aracne editrice, 2012.
Bergero S., Cavalletti P., Chiari A., Problemi di Fisica Tecnica, Dario Flaccovio, 2014.

In the aulaweb of the course, additional teaching materials are made available to students, including handouts for the topics "General physics recalls" and "Lighting", the complete reference bibliography, proposed and solved exercises, texts of past exams, etc.).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The indicative office hours for students are on Tuesday, at the Polo di La Spezia, and on Wednesday, at the Genoa teacher office (a Skype connection is also possible). In all cases, interested students must make an appointment by sending an email at least two days in advance.

Exam Board

ANNA CHIARI (President)

MARIO MISALE

STEFANO LAZZARI

FRANCESCO DEVIA

STEFANO BERGERO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Teaching is carried out by alternating theoretical lessons with practical/numerical exercises.

LESSONS START

The lessons of the course are held in the first semester, as per the academic calendar.

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of a written test and an oral test.
The access to the oral examination is admitted after passing the written test.
Registration for the exam tests through the unige portal.

Assessment methods

The written test focuses on application exercises related to the main issues addressed in the course with particular reference to the topics developed during the numerical exercises. The oral examination is aimed at ascertaining theoretical and critical knowledge of the phenomena acquired by the student.

FURTHER INFORMATION

All information relating to the course (office hours for students, teacher communications, teaching material, etc.) can be found and are constantly updated on the aulaweb.