PHYSICS AND LABORATORY OF PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS

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Code
65511
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
8 credits during the 1st year of 8762 Biological Sciences (L-13) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
FIS/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Biological Sciences)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • Biological Sciences 8762 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY AND LABORATORY 67060
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The goal 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.

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons

Laboratory

If the University regulations relating to the COVID-19 emergency do not allow face-to-face teaching, lessons and laboratory experiences will be delivered remotely via the Teams platform.

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

 

  • Four laboratory experiences: mechanics, electrical measurements, geometric optics and calorimetry

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

Office hours: On request

Office hours: On request

Exam Board

ALESSANDRA PESCE (President)

CESARE USAI

ORNELLA CAVALLERI (President Substitute)

PAOLO CANEPA (Substitute)

GIULIA PINTO (Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons

Laboratory

If the University regulations relating to the COVID-19 emergency do not allow face-to-face teaching, lessons and laboratory experiences will be delivered remotely via the Teams platform.

LESSONS START

25 September 2017

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

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

If the written exam mark is <15/30, the student will have to repeat the exam.

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, on the program content and on the laboratory experiences. 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 exploitt further explanations by the teacher.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
21/01/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
04/02/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
23/06/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
07/07/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
15/09/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

The attendance of laboratory experiences is compulsory.