# C.I. FISICA STATISTICA ED INFORMATICA

10 CFU - 1° Semester

### Teaching Staff

FILIPPO PALERMO - Module INFORMATICA - INF/01 - 5 CFU
MASSIMO COSTANZO - Module STATISTICA MEDICA - MED/01 - 2 CFU
PAOLA LA ROCCA - Module Applied Physics - FIS/07 - 3 CFU

## Learning Objectives

• Applied Physics

Ability to describe and develop models of simple physical phenomena through the scientific method. Knowledge of the basic principles of Physics and their main applications to the biomedical field, focusing on topics like geometric and physical optics. Ability to make numerical estimations of physical quantities, to identify and solve science problems in phenomena of interest to orthoptists.

## Detailed Course Content

• Applied Physics

1) Oscillations and waves.
Waves, simple harmonic motion, damped and forced oscillations, classification of waves, the linear wave equation, ray representation and wave fronts, Huygens' principle, waves superposition, reflection and transmission, waves in interference, beats, diffraction
2) Light and Optics.
Electromagnetic waves, the spectrum of electromagnetic waves, the nature of light, the ray optics, wave under reflection, waves under refraction, total internal refraction, optical fibers and their applications (endoscopy), laser light and its application in medicine, images formed by refraction, thin lenses, lens aberrations, images formed by mirrors.
3) Optical applications in biology and medicine.
Simple and compound microscope, the eye, visual acuity, visual defects, color vision.
4) Sound waves.
Propagation of sound waves, intensity of sound waves, ultrasound, ultrasound images and ultrasound modality to record images.
5) Radiations in biology and medicine.

## Textbook Information

• Applied Physics

1) Scannicchio D. : Fisica Biomedica, Ed. Edises – Napoli
2) Giancoli D.C.: Fisica. Principi e applicazioni, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana – Milano
3) Serwey R.A. e Jewett J.W.: Principi di Fisica, Ed. Edises – Napoli

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