FIS/02 - 8 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

Office: Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, via S.Sofia 64 - 95123, Catania
Phone: +39 095 3785423
Office Hours: Lunedì 9-11

Learning Objectives

Understanding the mechanisms of the scientific method and the main physical laws of mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism. Ability to perform simple exercises on the topics of the program.

With reference to the Dublin Descriptors, this course contributes to acquiring the following transversal skills:

Knowledge and understanding:

Ability to apply knowledge:

Autonomy of judgment:

Communication skills:

Learning ability:

Course Structure

Frontal lectures - Audiovisual material

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.

Detailed Course Content

Fundamental physical quantities and units. Kinematics in one and two dimensions. Laws of Dynamics. Gravitation. Conservation of energy and momentum. Friction forces. Harmonic oscillator. Statics and dynamics of fluids. Calorimetry and Thermodynamics. Electrostatics and electrodynamics. Magnetism and electromagnetism.

Textbook Information

1) D.C.Giancoli, “Fisica”, Ed.Ambrosiana, Milano

2) A.Giambattista, "Fisica Generale. Principi e applicazioni" (terza ed.), McGrawHill

3) G.Bellia, "Fisica per un anno. 21 spunti di conoscenza", Idelson Gnocchi

4) D.Halliday, R.Resnick, J.Walker, “Fondamenti di Fisica” (sesta ed.), Ed.Ambrosiana, Milano

5) P.J.Nolan, “Fondamenti di Fisica”, Ed.Zanichelli, Bologna

6) A.Pluchino, "La firma della complessità. Una passeggiata al margine del caos", Malcor D' Edizione 2015

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