FIS/01 - 9 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

Office: Ufficio 215 - Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia / Via Santa Sofia 64, Catania
Phone: +39 095 378 5399
Office Hours: Lunedì dalle 15:00 alle 17:00 e Mercoledì dalle 15:00 alle 17:00. Si consiglia di contattare il docente in anticipo per verificare che impegni istituzionali o personali non lo costringano a spostare il ricevimento.

Learning Objectives

Aim will be to give basics of electromagnetisms (steady state or time-dependent, in vacuum or in matter) and of its propagation. At the end, students will be able to solve simple electromagneticm tasks, basing on the Maxwell equations.

In particular, among the learning objectives, the following skills will be assessed:

- knowledge and understanding
- applying knowledge and understanding
- making judgements
- communication skills
- learning skills

Should the circumstances require online or blended teaching, appropriate modifications to what is hereby stated may be introduced, in order to achieve the main objectives of the course.

Exams may take place online, depending on circumstances.

Course Structure

Lectures and problem solving.

Cooperative learning session.

Mid-term and end-term written tests.

Detailed Course Content


Electric Fields in Matter


Magnetic Fields in Matter


Textbook Information

1. R.A. Serway, J. W. Jewett, Jr, Fisica per Scienze ed Ingegneria, Vol. 2, Quinta edizione, EdiSES

2. P. Mazzoldi, M. Nigro, C. Voci, Fisica volume II Seconda edizione, EdiSES 2000.

3. Edward M. Purcell, La Fisica di Berkley 2, Elettricità e Magnetismo, Zanichelli.

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