GENERAL PHYSICS

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Code
86983
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
12 credits during the 1st year of 9273 Electronic Engineering and Information Technology (L-8) GENOVA
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Electronic Engineering and Information Technology )
modules
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Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course Fisica Generale is divided in 2 modules. The first, module A, is devoted to classical mechanics of point-particles and rigid bodies; the second, module B, to the theory of electromagnetism in vacuum.

AIMS AND CONTENT

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Upon personal request by phone, e-mail or Microsoft Teams. Elena Angeli Dipartimento di Fisica, via Dodecaneso 33, 16146 Genova floor 7th, room 711 phone: 010 3536309 email: elena.angeli@unige.it

Office hours: Upon personal request by phone or mail. Giulia Rossi, Dipartimento di Fisica, via Dodecaneso 33, 16146 Genova, floor 7th, room 704 Phone: 010 3536239; email: rossig@fisica.unige.it

Exam Board

GIULIA ROSSI (President)

NICOLA MAGGIORE

PAOLO SOLINAS

LUCA VATTUONE

ELENA ANGELI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

EXAM: Activities during the course (online - not mandatory) + written exam (one complete or two partial - mandatory) + oral exam (mandatory)

The final grade is the result of the sum of the marks of the written and oral exams and of the activities proposed during the course. The 4 online tests are not mandatory and they are reserved for first-year students (enrolled in the academic year 2021/2022). Written and oral exams are mandatory for all students.

ACTIVITIES PROPOSED DURING THE COURSE (only for students matriculated ay 2021-2022)

TEST AULAWEB Two online quiz tests for each module of the course are available on Aulaweb. Each test is passed if the score is ≥ 7/10. For each test, the student is awarded 0.5 points (for a maximum of 2 points, 1 for module A and 1 for module B).

GROUP ACTIVITIES
Group activities include short experimental sessions, group exercises and presentations to the class, etc ... Students who participate in, at least, 2 of these activities in each semester will be entitled to 1 point/semester which will be added to the mark of the written exam.

The points obtained with the activities evaluated during the course (Aulaweb tests and group activities) are valid up to February 2023 exam.

COMPLETE WRITTEN TEST

The complete written test consists of four exercises: 2 exercises on Mechanics + 2 exercises on Electromagnetism. The maximum time available for the complete test (2 + 2 problems) is four hours. The dates of the written tests are reported on Aulaweb and on the exam calendar website. Only scheduled exams are granted.

PARTIAL WRITTEN TESTS

There are two partial written tests reserved for those enrolled in the ay 2021-2022. The first (on module A - classical Mechanics), concurrent with the ordinary exams of January and February 2022, consists of 2 exercises on Mechanics. The second one (on module B - Electromagnetism), concurrent with the ordinary exams of June and July 2022, in 2 exercises on Electromagnetism. The maximum time available for each partial test is 2 hours.

Only students enrolled in ay 2021-2022 can choose this type of written test. 

The partial written exam on Mechanics of January 2022, can be repeated, regardless of the test mark, in February 2022.

If the partial exam on Mechanics is passed with a score ≥ 15/32 (excluding Aulaweb test points), students are allowed to sustain the partial exam on Electromagnetism, which will take place during the ordinary tests of June and July 2022. Also in this case, it is possible to repeat the test in July 2022.

If the second partial test is passed with a score ≥ 15/32 (excluding Aulaweb test points), the written exam is considered passed with a score equal to the arithmetic mean of the first and second partial tests.

CAN I USE TEXTBOOKS DURING THE WRITTEN EXAM?

During the written exam, students are not allowed to use any textbook. A copy of the formulary (the same downloadable from Aulaweb) is provided to each student. No electronic devices other than scientific calculators are allowed.

CAN I REPEAT THE WRITTEN EXAM?

The student who has already passed the written exam, if not satisfied with the mark, can repeat the written exam. The submission of the new classwork cancels the previous mark, independently of the result.

HOW LONG THE MARK OF THE WRITTEN EXAM IS VALID?

The mark of the written exam, obtained with the complete test (≥ 15/32) or with the two partial tests (≥ 15/32 for each test), grants the right to access the oral exam up to February 2023.

DATE OF THE ORAL EXAM

The date of oral examinations are announced during the written exam and are published on Aulaweb.

WRITTEN EXAM 

Due to the limitations related to classroom booking, students wishing to take part in the written, partial or complete exam must register on unige pass, at least 5 days before the exam date.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The assessment tools associated with each learning objective are reported in the table below. Please note that the test for admission to the oral examination is an alternative to the written exam ONLY during the Covid-19 emergency. 

 

Activities during the course

Oral admission test (ONLY during Covid-19 emergency)

Written exam

Oral exam

to describe how to use the scientific method for analyzing physical phenomena

no

no

no

yes

to understand the language/lexicon of Physics for describing physical phenomena

yes

yes

yes

yes

to identify the model, among those proposed, which best describes a specific physical phenomenon

yes

yes

yes

yes

to use the language/lexicon of Physics in the description of physical phenomena and in solving problems

no

no

yes

yes

to describe the theory of classical mechanics and electromagnetism presented by the teachers

no

no

partially

yes

to describe, in a quantitative way, the physical phenomena

yes

yes

yes

yes

to solve problems of mechanics and electromagnetism by combining the theoretical principles of Physics with mathematical formalism yes yes yes partially

to explain all the steps required to solve exercises, demonstrate a theorem, or describe models

no

no

yes

yes

self-assess the ability to describe physical situations by exploiting the theories and models proposed during the course

yes

no

no

yes

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
14/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Compitino
14/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
02/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Compitino
02/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Compitino
09/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
08/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Compitino
08/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Compitino
14/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
02/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Compitino
02/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Compitino
09/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
08/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Compitino
08/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto