FIS/01 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

** INTRODUCTION: **scientific method, physical quantities and units of measurement

** VECTORS: **scalar and vectorial quantities; calculus with vectors

** KINEMATICS OF A PARTICLE: **frame of reference; law of motion, trajectory, velocity, acceleration; rectilinear motion; free fall of body; projectile motion; circular motion

** DYNAMICS OF A PARTICLE: **fundamental principles: Newton’s laws; inertial and gravitational mass; forces: force of gravity, normal and friction force, tension, elastic force, air resistance; the simple gravity pendulum; moment of a force; linear momentum and angular momentum of a particle; work; kinetic energy; potential energy; total energy and its conservation

** OSCILLATIONS: **simple harmonic oscillator; damped oscillator; driven oscillator

** UNIVERSAL GRAVITATION: **Kepler’s laws of planetary motion; law of universal gravitation; energy in a gravitational field

** DYNAMICS OF MANY PARTICLES AND RIGID BODIES: **center of mass; theorems of the center of mass; density of a material; Konig’s theorems, moment of inertia; Huygens-Steiner’s theorem; motion of rigid bodies: translation and rotation; the compound pendulum

** HYDROSTATICS AND HYDRODYNAMICS: **pressure; Stevino’s law; the experiment of Torricelli; Pascal’s principle; Archimede’s principle; Bernoulli’s theorem

__EXERCISES on the above topics__