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 to apply knowledge

Autonomy of judgment

Communication skills


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

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



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