Basic knowledge of Electromagnetism and Geometric and Physical Optics
The course is organized for about 13 weeks. During the first 3 weeks (in each week there are 3 + 3 + 2 hours of lectures for a total of 8 hours per week) are devoted to explain Physics experiments. Afterwards the frontal lectures (5 hours per week) are alternated with practical activity in the Physics laboratory (3 hours per week).
Physics: Electromagnetism and Optics
Electrostatics: Electric Charge, Coulomb's Law, Electric Field, Electric Potential, Gauss's Law,Conductors, Capacitors, Dielectrics
Electric Current: Electric Current, Electric Resistance, Electric Power, DC Circuits, Resistors in Circuits, Capacitors in Circuits
Magnetostatics: Magnetic materials, Electromagnetism, Ampère's Law, Electromagnetic Force
Magnetodynamics: Electromagnetic Induction, Faraday-Neumann-Lenz ‘s Law, Inductance
AC Circuits: Alternating Current, RC Circuits, RL Circuits, RLC Circuits
Physical Optics: The Nature of Light: Diffraction & Interference
Geometric Optics: Reflection, Refraction, Spherical Lenses
Laboratory experiments to measure: Gravitational acceleration using the simple pendulum, Elasticity constant of a spring, Electric Resistance using the Wheatstone bridge, Rotary power and Malus law, Electric Resistance with the Volt-Amperometric method, Electric high resistances through the discharge of a capacitor, Focal distance of a converging lens with the Bessel method, Inductance via RLC circuit in alternating current. Analysis of the collected experimental data.