# FISICA I M - Z

FIS/01 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

### Teaching Staff

**MARIA JOSÉ LO FARO****Email:** mariajose.lofaro@ct.infn.it**Office:** Stanza 215 - 2° Piano - Edificio 6 - Dip. Fisica e Astronomia "E. Majorana", Via S. Sofia 64, CT

**Phone:** 0953785341

**Office Hours:** Martedì e Giovedì 8:30 - 10:30 (E' comunque consigliabile contattare il docente tramite e-mail per verificare che non vi siano impedimenti)

## Learning Objectives

The course is intended as an introduction to the study of the phenomena of mechanics addressing the study of classical mechanics of the material point, systems of material points and rigid bodies, the principles of statics and dynamics of fluids and training the student to the "problem" solving ": the ability to solve physics problems related to the aforementioned topics.

**Knowledge and understanding**

- Ability of inductive and deductive reasoning.
- Ability to describe a physical phenomenon in terms of scalar and vector fields.
- Ability to describe a problem in terms of suitable (algebraic, integral, or differential) relations among physical magnitudes through analytical or numerical methods.

**Ability to apply knowledge**

- Ability to apply one's knowledge to describe physical phenomena using scientific methods rigorously.

**Autonomy of judgment **

- Ability of critical reasoning.

**Communication skills**

- Ability to present scientific topics, with a suitable vocabulary and sufficient rigor, with attention to motivations and results.

## Course Structure

Attendance is mandatory and strongly recommended in order to familiarize with the content of the course.

## Detailed Course Content

**Physical quantities and units of measurement.** The scientific method. Physical quantities and units of measure. The International System (SI). Scientific notation. Dimensional issues. Fundamental quantities and derived quantities. Measurement errors and approximations. Significant figures. Function approximations.

**Scalars and vectors. **Scalar and vector quantities. Invariance and symmetry. Vector algebra. Vector analysis: derivatives and integrals of vectors.

**Kinematics.** Speed, acceleration and hourly law of motion. Smooth and uniformly accelerated rectilinear motion. Vertical motion. Simple harmonic motion. Rectilinear motion damped exponentially. Plane motion: speed and acceleration. Circular motion. Parabolic motion. Motions in space.

## Textbook Information

- R. Davidson
__“Metodi matematici per un corso introduttivo di Fisica” __casa editrice EdiSES;
**R. Serwey, J. Jewett: ***Fisica per Scienze ed Ingegneria*, Vol.I, V Edizione,casa editrice EdiSES;
**P.Mazzoldi, M. Nigro, C. Voci: “**__Elementi di Fisica” __Meccanica e Termodinamica, II edizione, casa editrice EdiSES;
- Focardi S., Massa I., Uguzzoni A., Villa M. -
*Fisica generale - MECCANICA E TERMODINAMICA*, Casa editrice Ambrosiana;
- Halliday, Resnick, Krane,
__Fisica 1__, Casa editrice Ambrosiana

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