|Lecturer||Office hours for students|
|Michele Veltri||Friday 11-13|
|Teaching in foreign languages|
Course with online activities entirely in a foreign language
For this course offered in face-to-face/online mixed mode, online teaching is entirely in a foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.
Assigned to the Degree Course
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The objective of this course is to give the student a basic knowledge of general physics with emphasis on classical mechanics and thermodynamics.
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
02.01 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
03.01 Basic Concepts
03.02 The "inverse problem" in Kinematics
04. ONE-DIMENSIONAL MOTION:
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.
07.02 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.
11.01 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
14.01 Temperature and zeroth law of thermodynamics
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
Although there are no mandatory prerequisites for this exam, students are strongly recommended to take it after Calculus. It is also worth noticing that the topics covered by this course will be used in Physics II.
Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)
Knowledge and Understanding
On completion successful students will be able to understand the basic concepts of classical mechanics and thermodynamics. In particular: Newton's laws, work, energy, conservation of energy, the principles of thermodynamics.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding
The student will be able to understand phenomena related to classical mechanics and thermodynamics and to solve simple problems on these subjects.
The student will be able to recognize a physical phenomenon and the laws which govern it, to understand the most relevant physical quantities involved and to give an estimate of them.
The student will have to know how to communicate in a rigorous and effective way the concepts learnt during the course.
The acquired knowledge will allow the student to further study the classical physics and to apply the methodologies of physical sciences to other subjects.
The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it
Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment
Theory lectures and exercises, both face-to face and on-line.
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
D. Halliday, R. Resnick, K. S. Krane
Casa Editrice Ambrosiana
Physics, Volume 1
D. Halliday, R. Resnick, K. S. Krane
John Wiley & Sons
Written exam and oral exam. The written exam (duration 3 hours) consists of two exercises on different subjects of the course. It is passed if the mark (which is valid for all the exam calls of the same academic year) is at least 15/30. The oral exam can be taken only if the written exam is passed. The final mark is the weighted average of the written and the oral marks with weights 1/3 and 2/3, respectively.
The course is offered both face-to-face and on-line within the Laurea Degree Program in Applied Computer Science. For additional lecture notes and information see http://hal.fis.uniurb.it/fisicaI-info/
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