EEXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS

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Code
25934
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
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
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS 65849
  • GEOLOGY 2 (MODULO 2 ) 80272
  • TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS 57252
  • ELEMENTS OF HYDROLOGY AND APPLIED METEOROLOGY 61673
  • EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS WITH APPLICATIONS TO EARTH PHYSICS 38654
  • OCEANOGRPHIC MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION 61674
  • ELEMENTS OF GEORESOURCES 61663
  • EARTHQUAKES DYNAMICS 98685
  • OPERATIVE GIS TOOLS 98963
  • GEOSTATISTICS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES 101741
  • TRAINING AND ORIENTATION APPRENTICESHIP 104621
  • GEOMORPHOLOGICAL MAPPING AND CARTOGRAPHY 104651
  • ENGINERING GEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION 62223
  • ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND HYDROGEOLOGY 62222
  • FIELD GEOLOGY 1 80250
  • INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL MAPS 80251
  • GEOLOGY 2 (MODULE 1) 80271
  • GEOCHEMISTRY 57253
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide the basic notions, concepts, and methods necessary to describe the physical phenomena of the surrounding world, including those concerning the earth system and geological dynamics. Thanks to the close connection between theory and facts, the study of physics helps students develop a scientific attitude, extremely useful for solving the concrete problems that a geologist will face.

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.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attendance, interaction with the teacher during lectures and individual study will allow the student to

- know the concepts and formulas underlying Classical Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, and Thermodynamics;

- develop a scientific attitude aimed at actively solving problems;

- be able to apply the knowledge learned by solving simple exercises in Classical Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, and Thermodynamics.

PREREQUISITES


Basic knowledge of elementary mathematics: algebra, geometry and trigonometry in particular.

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of lectures on theory (for a total of about 40 hours) and lectures in which exercises will be carried out (for a total of about 20 hours).

During the carrying out of the exercises, there will be moments in which the active participation of the students will be stimulated by involving them in the resolution process.

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.
  • Equilibrium 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

Office hours: By appointment (email: bochicchio@fisica.unige.it).

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of lectures on theory (for a total of about 40 hours) and lectures in which exercises will be carried out (for a total of about 20 hours).

During the carrying out of the exercises, there will be moments in which the active participation of the students will be stimulated by involving them in the resolution process.

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


 

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.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
21/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
17/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
18/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
17/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
27/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
15/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
18/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
09/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
12/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Frequency is recommended.