Basic knowledge of Trigonometry, Algebra, Geometry and Calculus (differential and integral calculus)
Test on exercises of Mechanics and Electromagnetism, and oral exam on Course content listed in the program.
The course is aimed at acquiring the basic knowledge of General Physics (Mechanics and Electromagnetism) and at achieving the ability to solve quantitatively exercises.
Introduction: Physical quantities and their measurement. Coordinate systems in space. Vectors and scalars. Operations with vectors.
Kinematics: Motion in one, two and three dimensions.
Dynamics: Force and motion. Newtons laws. Kinetic energy and work. Potential energy and energy conservation. Center of mass and linear momentum. Rotation and angular momentum. Galilean invariance.
Basics of kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies.
Electricity and magnetism: Electric charge. Electric field. Gauss Law. Electric potential. Capacitance. Current and resistance. Magnetic field. Magnetic fields due to currents. Induction and inductance. Oscillation and Alternating current. Maxwell's Equations.
D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker, Fondamenti di Fisica (Elettrologia, Magnetismo, Ottica). (Casa Editrice Ambrosiana).
Lectures and exercises
Availability for student assistance in English. Availability for examination in English.