GENERAL PHYSICS II

GENERAL PHYSICS II

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Code
57191
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
7 credits during the 3nd year of 8760 Mathematics (L-35) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
FIS/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Mathematics)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course contains an exposition of the fundamental principles and the main applications of classical electromagnetism and optics.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Basic understanding of the fundamental laws of electromagnetism, based on experimental facts. Role of electromagnetism and optics in other fields of science and technology. Capability of solving simple problems in this context.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

- Understanding of the observational basis of classical electromagnetism and formulation of the relevant laws.

- Maxwell's equations in integral form from experimental evidences. Main applications.

- Maxwell's equation in differential form and their solutions.

- Wave equation from Maxwell's equations. Idea of elecromagnetic wave and connections with optics.

- Solution of simple problems  electrostatics, magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, geometrical optics and wave optics.

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures at the blackboard. About 30% of the total time is devoted to exercises and problems.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Electrostatics in empty space: electric field and electric potential. Systems of conductors. Electrostatics in the presence of dielectric media. Stationary electric currents. Kirchoff's laws. RC circuit. Stationary magnetic field in empty space. Time-dependent electric and magnetic fields. Maxwell equations. Electromagnetic waves: spectrum, energy, sources. Releftion and transmission. Interference and diffraction.
 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, third edition (1998, Benjamin Cummings)

W.E. Gettys, F.J. Keller, M.J.Skove, Fisica 2, Mc Graw Hill

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The students may contact the teacher at any time, for discussions, clarifications of the lectures, suggestions for the solution of problems. A preliminary contact via e-mail is suggested.

Exam Board

GIOVANNI RIDOLFI (President)

FABRIZIO PARODI

FABIO CAVALIERE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures at the blackboard. About 30% of the total time is devoted to exercises and problems.

LESSONS START

The class will start according to the academic calendar.

ORARI

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GENERAL PHYSICS II

EXAMS

Exam description

Written test with three exercises in three hours. Oral test, approximately 30 minutes.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
15/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Teaching style: In presence