Students should know: essentials of algebra and Euclidean geometry; linear equations, inequalities and equation systems; elements of trigonometry.
The exam will consist in a written and an oral test.
The objective of the course is to teach students the concepts of classic physics necessary to understand the natural world, in its broadest and most fundamental sense.
Kinematics; vector and scalar quantities; one and two dimensional motion; uniform and accelerated motion;
Dynamics: the Newton’s laws; classification and behavior of forces; the concept of work; energy and power; conservation of energy. Conservation of the quantity of motion; collisions in one dimension.
Fluids mechanics: pressure and fluid statics; basic laws of fluid statics. Archimedes’ principle. Fluids in stationary motion; continuity equation and Bernoulli’s law.
Thermodynamics: temperature and zero law of thermodynamics. Ideal gas. Specific heat and heat capacity; first and second law of thermodynamics; heat engine and Carnot cycle.
Electrostatics: Coulomb’s law; insulating and conductor materials. The intensity of the electric field; the electric potential and the electric field. The Gauss’ theorem.
Walker J.S. : Fondamenti di fisica. Volume 1. Zanichelli
A. Caforio, A. Ferilli Nuova Physica 1, 2, 3, Le Monnier
Tutorials with the study of practical problems.