FIS/01 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

This course provides the basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of Newtonian Mechanics, showing the universality of the laws of physics and their application in the interpretation of natural phenomena (knowledge and understanding).

The course aims the student to acquire sufficient familiarity with the basic models of classical Physics and to develop the ability to apply the learned concepts to solve simple numerical problems (applying knowledge and understanding).

The study induces the student to think in a scientific way by acquiring the ability to assess the applicability of the principles of Physics to real and concrete scientific problems (Making judgments).

Particular attention has given in acquisition and use of appropriate technical language, the prerogative to the development of communication skills in scientific and professional fields (communication skills).

Introducing students to the study and application of the experimental method, which is a basic investigative tool not only in Physics but in every scientific discipline, it allows the student to independently face and solve new problems that could arise both in the study of other scientific disciplines and in the future professional activity (learning skills).

Course Structure

The course is structured in lectures and practical classes.

There will be one in-itinere test consisting in the resolution of questions and problems related to the part of the program already explained. The tests is not mandatory but introduce the student to the final examination test.

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Learning assessment may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it.

Detailed Course Content


Physics and Measurement - Motion in One Dimension – Vectors - Motion in Two Dimensions - The Laws of Motion - Applications of Newton's Laws - Energy of a System - Conservation of Energy - The centre of mass - Linear Momentum - Collisions - Harmonic oscillations - Damped and forced oscillations. - Rotational Motion - Fluid Mechanics

Textbook Information

  1. MAZZOLDI, NIGRO, VOCI – Elementi di Fisica: Meccanica e Termodinamica (III Edizione) – EdiSES UNIVERSITA’

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