PHYSICS (PHAR)(MD)

PHYSICS (PHAR)(MD)

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Code
55422
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
8 credits during the 1st year of 8452 Pharmacy (LM-13) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
FIS/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Pharmacy)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The aim of Physics course is to provide the student with the basic notions of classical physics that form the basis for other subjects in the degree course.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The goal of the course is to make students familiar with the basic notions of physics, and to teach them how to solve elementary physics problems useful for other courses.

PREREQUISITES

Basic mathematics

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Summary of vector calculus and kinematics
  • Mechanics of solids: principles of dynamics, forces, work, power, energy, mechanical energy conservation, quantity of motion, collisions
  • Mechanics of fluids: statics, ideal and real fluids dynamics, surface phenomena
  • Electromagnetism: electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric field and potential, capacitors, electric current, resistors, simple circuits, magnetic field, electromagnetic induction
  • Electromagnetic waves: general properties
  • Optics: geometric optics (Snell's laws, thin lens equation), introduction to physical optics
  • Thermodynamics: calorimetry (thermometers, heat quantity, heat capacity and specific heat, phase transitions), thermodynamic variables, ideal gas law, internal energy and first thermodynamics law, thermal machines, entropy, second thermodynamics law, thermodynamic potentials.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- D.C. Giancoli, Fisica, CEA, Milano
- J.S. Walker, Fondamenti di Fisica, Zanichelli, Bologna
- F. Borsa, A. Lascialfari, Principi di Fisica per indirizzo biomedico e farmaceutico, EdiSES, Napoli
- M. Celasco, D. Panzieri, 2000 problemi di Fisica, ECIG, Genova

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: On request

Exam Board

ORNELLA CAVALLERI (President)

ALESSANDRA PESCE

DARIO MASSABO'

CLAUDIO CANALE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

LESSONS START

February 2018

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists in a written examination (problem solving), compulsory for all the students.

If the written exam mark is <13/30, the student will have to repeat the exam, but not before 28 days.  The written exam is followed by an oral examination, optional for students who obtained a mark ≥ 18/30 in the written test. The oral examination is compulsory for students who got a mark lower than 18/30.


 

Assessment methods

The written exam (duration 120 minutes) consists in problem solving: students are allowed to use notes printed  from Aulaweb. The oral exam, with an average duration of 30 minutes, focuses on the discussion of the written exam and on the program content. Correction of the written test, together with the oral exam, allows the teachers to judge the achievement of the learning outcomes. When these goals are not achieved, the student is invited to deepen the study and to exploit further explanations by the teacher.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
16/04/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
18/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
02/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
16/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
29/01/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
12/02/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto