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PHYSICS I
FISICA I

Physics I
Fisica I

A.Y. Credits
2012/2013 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Michele Veltri Friday from 11:00 am to 1 pm

Assigned to the Degree Course

Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The objective of this course is to give the student a basic knowledge of general physics with emphasis on classical mechanics and thermodynamics.

Program

01. BASICS CONCEPTS
01.01 The scientific method in Physics
01.02 How to express physical quantities: numbers, errors, significant digits
01.03 The International System of units of measure
01.04 Dimensional equations

 
02. VECTORS
02.01 Scalar and vector quantites 
02.02 Operations on vectors 
02.03 Decomposition of vectors
02.04 Scalar product
02.05 Cartesian reference frame. Cartesian representation 
02.06 Vector product
02.07 Cartesian espression of vector operations
02.08 Derivative of a vector 

03. KINEMATICS.
03.01 Basic Concepts 
03.02 The "inverse problem" in Kinematics

04. ONE-DIMENSIONAL MOTION: 
04.01 Introduction
04.02 Uniform rectilinear motion. 
04.03 Uniformly variable rectilinear motion
04.04 Simple harmonic motion. 

05. TWO-DIMENSIONAL MOTION
05.01. Parabolic motion
05.02 Circular motion: 
tangent and central accelerations and velocities, angular velocity.
05.03 Uniform circular motion
05.04 Uniformly variable circular motion

06. RELATIVE MOTION. 
06.01 The motion from different reference systems 
06.02 Galilei transformations. 

07. DYNAMICS
07.01 Forces.
07.02 First principle of Dynamics
07.03 Second principle of Dynamics..
07.04 Third principle of Dynamics (Action and Reaction).
07.05 Inertial and noninertial frames, fictitious forces. 

08. APPLICATIONS OF DYNAMICS PRINCIPLES
08.01 Composition of forces. Equilibrium. 
08.02 Some important cases: costant force, elastic force, friction. 
08.03 The problem of motion: some examples 

09. WORK AND ENERGY
09.01 Work. Power. Definition of work of a force.
09.02 Kinetic energy. Theorem of Kinetic Energy.
09.03 Work of some forces.
09.04 Conservative forces. Potential energy.
09.05 Conservation of mechanical energy. 

10. LINEAR MOMENTUM
10.01 Linear Momentum. 
10.02 Newton laws revisited. Conservation of momentum. 
10.03 Systems of particles
10.04 Consevation of momentum for a system of particles.

11. GRAVITATION
11.01 Kepler laws.
11.02 Newton's universal law of gravitation.
11.03 Central forces.
11.04 The gravitational field

12. ROTATIONAL DYNAMICS
12.01 Rotational Kinetic energy
12.02 Moment of Inertia
12.03 Steiner theorem
12.04 Moment of force
12.05 Angular Momentum
12.06 Conservation of angular momentum

13. FLUID MECHANICS
13.01 Definition of fluid
13.02 Density and Pressure
13.03 Stevin's Law
13.04 Pascal's law
13.05 Archimedes' principle
13.06 Bernoulli's equation

14. THERMODYNAMICS
14.01 Temperature and zeroth law of thermodynamics
14.02 Thermometers
14.03 Gas internal energy
14.04 Ideal gas
14.05 Work and heat
14.06 First law of thermodynamics
14.07 Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics

Bridging Courses

Calculus

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lectures, both face-to face and on-line.

Attendance

Although recommended, course attendance is not mandatory.

Course books

Elementi di Fisica Vol. 1 - Meccanica e Termodinamica
P. Mazzoldi - M. Nigro - C. Voci
EdiSES  Edizione: II / 2007
Fisica I
D. Halliday, R. Resnick, K. S. Krane
Casa Editrice Ambrosiana
2003
Physics, Volume 1
D. Halliday, R. Resnick, K. S. Krane 
John Wiley & Sons

Assessment

Written exam and oral exam.

Notes

The course is offered both face-to-face and on-line within the Laurea Degree Program in Applied Computer Science.

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