Academic Year 2020/2021 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Giuseppe POLITI
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: FIS/01 - Experimental physics
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 24 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The main purpose of this course of Physics is to introduce the scientific approaching methods, and to provide an adequate knowledge of basic concepts of kinematics and dynamics, together with solving problem capabilities in this domain.

Course Structure

Classes on theoretical parts, examples and exercises

Should the circumstances require online teaching, appropriate modifications to what is hereby stated may be introduced, in order to achieve the main objectives of the course.

Exams may take place online, depending on circumstances.

Detailed Course Content

Experimental method.

Measurement and Dimensions. Vectors.

Motion in one and three dimensions, position, velocity and acceleration.

Force, mass and dynamics laws.

Kinetic Energy and Work. Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy.

Centre of Mass and Linear Momentum. Linear momentum conservation.

Motion of a rigid body, rotation. Torque, Angular Momentum and conservation.




Textbook Information

P.A.Tipler, G.Mosca - Physics for Scientists and Engineers

J.S. Walker - Physics