EEXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS

EEXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS

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Code
25934
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8763 Earth Sciences (L-34) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
FIS/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Earth Sciences)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This one semester course will provide Geology students with an in-depth study of the fundamental laws of Mechanics and termodynamics. The course is designed for first year students who are assumed to have little or no background knowledge in Physics. It is assumed however that the students have some fundamental knowledge of elementary Mathematics: algebra, geometry and trigonometry in particular. The basic and practical aspects of Mechanics will be introduced with an emphasis on the energy balance of a mechanical process. The course coninues with the study of systems of particles and solid bodies and their fundamental laws involving momentum and angular momentum. Finaly there willl be an introduction to the laws of thermology and of the thermodynamical systems.

Teaching methods

Lectures.

Please refer to the specific AulaWeb page for updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • The scientific method. Measure and physical laws. Units of measure and International System.
  • Kinematics. Scalar and vectorial quantities.
  • Newton's laws of dynamics.
  • Forces: weight, gravity, elastic forces, mentions of electric forces.
  • Work. Kinetic and potential energy. Conservation of energy.
  • Balance and motion of rigid bodies.
  • Mentions of fluid statics and dynamics.
  • Temperature and thermodynamic systems.
  • Principles of thermodynamics.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Halliday, Resnick, Walker: Fondamenti di Fisica – Meccanica e Termologia, CEA
Giancoli: Fisica, CEA
James S Walker: Fondamenti di Fisica - Zanichelli

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures.

Please refer to the specific AulaWeb page for updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation. 

ORARI

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EEXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS

EXAMS

Exam description

Written and oral exam.
Please refer to the specific AulaWeb page for updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation. 

Assessment methods

Written exam (problems and short exercises with open answer) and oral exam (theoretical questions).
Please refer to the specific AulaWeb page for updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Frequency is recommended.