GENERAL PHYSICS
Stampa
Enrollment year
2020/2021
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
FIS/01 (EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE
Course
BUILDING ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE
Curriculum
PERCORSO COMUNE
Year of study
Period
1st semester (27/09/2021 - 21/01/2022)
ECTS
6
Lesson hours
53 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
WRITTEN AND ORAL TEST
Teacher
PIRZIO FEDERICO (titolare) - 6 ECTS
Prerequisites
Those required for admission and for understanding basic notions of Calculus, Geometry and Algebra.
Learning outcomes
The basic concepts of kinematics, dynamics of point masses and particle systems will be introduced in the first semester; the second semester deals with rigid bodies dynamics and statics, as well as thermodynamics. Students will be trained to problem solving with simple applicative exercises. The course emphasizes the importance of understanding basic principles, and encourages the students to affine their analytic and algebraic techniques for solving the proposed exercises.
Course contents
Modulo A (first semester) Units and dimensions. Vectors. Kinematics. Forces and Newton’s laws. Work and energy. Angular momentum. Particles systems, momentum and collisions. Introduction to rigid body, basics of statics.
Teaching methods
Lectures (hours/year in lecture theatre): 33
Practical class (hours/year in lecture theatre): 20
Practicals / Workshops (hours/year in lecture theatre): 0
Reccomended or required readings
- Serway Jewett. Fisica per Scienze ed Ingegneria - Vol. 1 (4a edizione). EdiSES.

- Halliday Resnick Walker, "Fondamenti di Fisica", Casa Editrice Ambrosiana Alonso Finn, "Fisica / Corso per l'Università", Masson Appunti delle lezioni (mod. A) (A. Agnesi)
Assessment methods
The exam consists in a written test. In special cases it will be possible to sustain the exam in an oral videoconference. At the end of the first semester (Module A), only for the student of the degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, it is possible to sustain a partial exam. In case of a positive mark (a mark of at least 18/30), at the end of the second semester (module B) it is possible to sustain a second partial oral exam. If the student obtains a mark of at least 18/30 in each of the two partial exams, the average mark (properly rounded, if necessary) will be registered as the mark of the exam.
Further information
Detailed informations about the course, notes and handouts regarding lectures and exercises are on-line for the students enrolled in the Degree in Civile and Environmental Engineering at the course KIRO platform web-page. The students enrolled in the "Edile-Architettura" Engineering course, find the same material at the KIRO platform web-page of their physics course.
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