Physics (2015/2016)

Course code
4S00004
Name of lecturer
Alessandro Romeo
Coordinator
Alessandro Romeo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
FIS/07 - APPLIED PHYSICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II semestre dal Mar 1, 2016 al Jun 10, 2016.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall D from Mar 7, 2016  to Jun 10, 2016
Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall D from Mar 10, 2016  to Jun 10, 2016

Learning outcomes

LINKS:


Additional informations (as for example previous exams) are available at:

http://profs.scienze.univr.it/~romeo/lectures.htm
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The Physics lectures aim to give a basic knowledge of the whole physics of mechanics and electromagnetism, enough for the understanding of physical phenomena in biotechnology and in life science.
The lectures will have a strong applicative part with exercises in class in order to ease the comprehension of the theoretical concepts and to develop the ability in problem solving.

Index:
1. Vectors, physical quantities, approximations
2. Motion in one dimension
3. Motion in two dimensions
4. Newton Laws
5. Energy
6. Momentum
7. Rotational motion
8. Gravity laws
9. Oscillation laws
10. Fluid Mechanics
11. Electric Field
12. Electric potential
13. Electric circuits
14. Charges in motion: electromagnetism
15. Magnetism

Syllabus

Detailed program:

-Introduction to vectors

Dimensional analysis, unit conversion, coordinate systems, trigonometry, vector and scalar quantities, scalar product, vector sum, vector product: graphical method and analytical method.

-Motion

Average speed and instantaneous speed, hints on derivatives, constant speed, average acceleration and instantaneous acceleration, falling bodies, carriers position-velocity-acceleration, projectile motion, particle in uniform circular motion, radial and tangential acceleration, relative velocity and reference systems.

-Newton's laws

Concept of Force, Newton's first law, the concept of mass, Newton's second law-resultant force, gravitational force and weight, Newton's third law, static friction and kinetic friction, uniform circular motion and Newton's law, notes on the fundamental forces) , conservative and dissipative forces.

-Energy and energy transfer

Concept of Work, work done by a constant force, work done by a variable force, the concept of kinetic energy, non-isolated systems, dynamic friction and work, potential energy, isolated systems, the concept of conservative force, potential energy from the gravitational force, theorem kinetic energy

-Quantity Momentum and impact

Momentum and its conservation, the concept of momentum, elastic collision and inelastic collision, collisions in two dimensions, the center of mass motion of a particle system.

The rotational motion

Position, velocity and angular acceleration, concept of rigid body, rigid body in constant rotation, rigid body in constant acceleration, rotational and translational quantities, concept of rotational kinetic energy, the concept of torque, call the vector product, rigid body and resultant moment of forces, levers, definition of angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum, rolling of rigid bodies, rotational kinetic energy.

-Gravity

Outline of Kepler's laws, escape velocity, circular and elliptical orbit.

-The oscillatory motion

Particle attached to a spring, simple harmonic motion, Hooke's law, energy in a harmonic motion and soft, simple pendulum and nods of compound pendulum, damped oscillations.

- Fluid Mechanics

Concept of pressure, pressure and depth, pressure measurements, Archimedes' principle, the law of Pascal, ideal fluid, fluid dynamics and continuity equation of fluid flow, Bernoulli's theorem, viscous fluid.

-Electric Force and electric fields

Properties of electric charges, insulators and conductors, the concept of charge, Coulomb's law, electric force, the concept of field, electric field, electric field lines, the concept of electric dipole, motion of charged particles in a uniform electric field, electrical flow, Gauss theorem (with proof), application of Gauss theorem (various examples), conductors in electrostatic equilibrium.

- Electric potential

Potential difference and electric potential, the potential difference in a uniform electric field, electric potential energy, potential in a non-uniform electric field, electric potential and electric field, electric potential of a charged conductor, capacity concept, capacitors, connection of capacitors , energy of a charged capacitor.

-Current and electric circuits

Introduction to electric current, the concept of electrical resistance, Ohm's law, resistors in series and parallel, Kirchoff's laws, Joule's law.

-Elettromagnetism

Introduction to the magnetic field, charged particle in a uniform magnetic field, magnetic force, the Lorentz force, Read Maxwell.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be mainly written, with a number of exercises to be solved (typically 4 or 5) following the lectures' program and similar to those that will be done in class.

The professor reserves the possibility to add an oral consultation, or in particular in the case in which the student is very close to the sufficiency without obtaining it, or in case there is any doubt about the actual evaluation of the student or even in the case where there is doubt or suspicion that the student has copied.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016