knowledge of basic math functions and sets, and logical expressions.
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written examination on the theoretical topics of the course
The course aims to provide the basic physical knowledge needed to obtain reasoning skills to solve problems
definition of space, time, velocity, acceleration. Monodimensional and bidimensional motions. Parabolic motion. Power. Newton's laws. Gravitational force. Friction. Definition of Energy. Kinetic and potential energy. Work. The law of conservation of energy.
definition of pressure. Pascal's principle. Stevino's law. Archimedes' principle. Flow rate. Bernoulli's theorem and its applications. Venturi effect.
definition of temperature and its measurement. Heat propagation. Calorimeter. Thermal expansion. Carnot cycle. Thermal engines. Definition of entropy. Thermal processes.
Electric charge. Coulomb's law.
definition of electric current: Ohm's laws. Circuits and Kirchhoff's law.
6. Optics and its applications
differences between physical and waves optics. Definition of refractive index. Reflection and refraction. Snell's law. total reflection.
7. Electromagnetic waves and applications
8. Ionising radiation
Radioactivity and Xray
Readings and lecture notes are available on Moodle platform. Bibliography Textbook: Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett, Principi di fisica, ed. Edises
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