Physics Daniele Rinaldi
The basic concepts of CALCULUS, VECTOR ALGEBRA, LINEAR ALGEBRA
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
This course gives students the fundamentals of the experimental method, typical of each scientific subject, and the fundamental laws of classical mechanics and thermodynamics. It represents a basic link between the secondary school knowledge and the university teaching. The acquired knowledge allows students to get the necessary instruments for a scientific approach to the analysis of engineering problems. CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The acquired knowledge and physic methods will allow students to understand, analyse and sketch engineering problems. In particular, students will have to acquire the ability to outline complex phenomena into their essential elements and to apply the classical physics laws to describe them. To this aim, the proposed exercises are usually derived from the common experience. Such knowledge and methods can be applied to many of the university courses the student will attend and, in the following, to the problems he will face during the working career. TRANSVERSAL SKILLS:
The methodological approach acquired and the exercises proposed during this course will contribute to improve the judgement ability, the learning skill and that of drawing conclusions.
1. The scientific method. The time. The length. The mass. Fundamental quantities and units, the MKSC system of units.
2. Kinematics of a particle .
3. Dynamics of the particle. Angular momentum and torque of a force.
4. Examples of forces. Simple harmonic motion. Damped oscillations. Forced oscillations.
5. Galileis relativity. Galileos transformation. Covariant nature of the laws of the Classic Mechanics.
6. Non inertial frame of reference and fictitious forces
7. Work and power. Conservative forces. Potential. Equilibrium conditions.
8. Particle systems and center of mass. The cardinal equations.
9. Collisions. Elastic Collisions. 2D collisions. Inelastic collisions.
10. Rigid bodies. Dynamics of the rigid body. Statics of rigid bodies.
13.First law of thermodynamics.
14.Ideal and real gases.
15.Second law of thermodynamics
Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
Written and Oral exam. The oral examination must be sustained in the same appeal of the written test. In case of failure of the oral exam, the student must also repeat the written test.
LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
understending the principles of physics
LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
Overcoming the written test and knowledge of the fundamental principles of physics. For each of the tests specified before it is assigned a mark between zero and thirty. The overall mark, in thirtieths, is given by the average of the marks obtained in the two tests
FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
The student has to overcome the written test. The student passes the examination if obtains at least the mark of eighteen points in both tests. The highest mark is achieved by demonstrating a thorough understanding of the course content in the tests. Praise is given to students who, having done all the tests correctly, have demonstrated a deep knowledge of physical concepts
P. Mazzoldi, M. Nigro, C. Voci, FISICA vol. I, EDISES, Lecture notes available on the web page of the Teacher
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