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Fisica Superiore
Advanced Physics
Oriano Francescangeli

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 9
Hours 72
Period I
Language ENG

Good knowledge of the contents of the courses of Physics and Mathematical Analysis.

Learning outcomes
This course allows students to get basics knowledge of structure of atom, molecules, condensed matter and light-matter interaction. This knowledge, completing the concepts learned through the courses of Fisica, represents the necessary detailed analysis to enrich the knowledge of basic physical phenomena in order to bring the student to a clear view of the processes which lead to the different applications of engineering based on material properties.
In order to apply the learned concepts to sectors of interest of engineering, the student will have to figure out the phenomenology which governs the different technologic applications already studied in different courses and are exploited in the engineering practice. This ability will come out through learning a critical method approach to concepts and simple problems related to structure of matter, to be extended in the professional activity.
The course includes subjects related to wave optics, quantum mechanics, structure of matter, quantum electronics, they will be studied with the aim of highlighting the need of the student to develop transversal skills in order to get a critique view and a deeper knowledge of the applications of engineering based on material properties.

Wave properties of light. Relativity. Photons and matter waves. Elements of quantum mechanics. Atoms, molecules, solids. Chemical bonds. Physical, optical and electro-optical properties of the condensed matter. Lasers.

Development of the examination
The evaluation of the student's level of learning is done at the end of the course by means of a written and an oral test. The written test consists in solving various problems that cover all the topics of the course, with particular attention to the wave-particle nature of the light, the special theory of relativity, to the principles of quantum mechanics, the atomic structure, the chemical bonds and the the physical properties of electric conductors. The written text is preliminary to the oral test: to access to the latter the student must earn a passing score on the written test. The oral exam consists of the discussion of three topics covered in the course, appropriately chosen in order to test the preparation of the student on the cardinal issues. In the case of a negative outcome for the oral exam, the student must repeat the written test.

In the written test students must demonstrate to have understood and assimilated in depth the physical contents of the course and to be able to use the laws of modern physics as a tool for the resolution of a variety of problems. Besides the fundamental processes of formulation and modeling, particular attention will be addressed to the computational and measuring aspects connected with the resolution of the quanto-mechanical problems.

It is evaluated the level of understanding of the concepts and the degree of knowledge of the subject. Is is evaluated the independent ability of the student to set up and solve problems and to make correct use of the relevant methodologies and tools of the modern physics.

In the written text, each exsercize receives a mark up to the maximum reported in the text, for a maximum total score of 30 points. In the oral test, each of the three questions is graded up to a maximum of 10 points, for a maximum total score of 30 points. Because the overall outcome of the evaluation is positive, the student must achieve a minimum score of 18 in both tests. The final mark, out of thirty, is the result of the arithmetic average of the marks obtained in the two tests. The honors (laude) will be given to students who, having achieved the highest rating, have argued brilliantly both tests, demonstrating a particular mastery of the subject or a level of detail of topics higher than it is normally required.

Recommended reading
[1] P.A. Tipler, G. Mosca, Corso di Fisica, Vol. III Fisica Moderna, Zanichelli [2] D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker, Fondamenti di Fisica - Vol. III Fisica Moderna - CEA

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