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PHYSICS

Course info

  • Course: PHYSICS
  • Year: First year
  • Semester: First semester
  • Activity type: Basic educational activities
  • CFU: 9
  • SSD: FIS/01

Characteristics

TitleCodeCFUSSDSubject areaLecture (Hours)Exercise (Hours)Lab (Hours)
Attività formative di baseA9FIS/01Discipline matematiche, fisiche, informatiche e statistiche64N.D.12

Channels

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ProfessorDepartment
GIOVANNI ORGANTINI

Objectives

Understanding of the basic physics that is essential to the comprehension of the more complex phenomena observed in biological systems. Understanding of the logical foundations of the scientific method, employed to solve technical problems in a quantitative manner.

Textbooks

Any physics textbook for graduate student is fine. Better those defined "for science and engineering". In particular, good textbooks are:

R. Serway e J. Jewett, "Physics for scientists and engineers"
J. Walker, "Physics"
Giancoli, "Physics for Scientists & Engineers with Modern Physics"

Programme

Measurements and Units. Characteristics of an instrument. Errors and uncertainties. Motion, Motion in two dimensions. Newton’s laws of motion. Momentum, momentum conservation. The rotation of rigid bodies, angular motion and angular momentum. Work energy and power. Kinetic energy. Potential energy, conservative forces. Dissipative forces.Elastic properties of materials. Simple harmonic motion, waves. Mechanics of non viscous fluids. Viscosity. Temperature, heat capacity, heat conduction. Thermodynamic equilibrium. The first law of thermodynamics. The second law of thermodynamics. Heat engines, reversible engines, efficiency of an ideal engine. The thermodynamic temperature. Entropy. Thermodynamic potentials. Coulomb law, electric field, electrostatic potential. Gauss’s theorem. Electric dipole. Capacitance. Ohm’s law. Electric current and Joule’s effect. Lorentz’s force, magnetic field. Electromagnetic field.
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ProfessorDepartment
ENZO PASCALE

Objectives

Understanding of the basic physics that is essential to the comprehension of the more complex phenomena observed in biological systems. Understanding of the logical foundations of the scientific method, employed to solve technical problems in a quantitative manner.