PHYSICS II
Stampa
Enrollment year
2020/2021
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
FIS/03 (MATERIAL PHYSICS)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL,COMPUTER AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Course
ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Curriculum
PERCORSO COMUNE
Year of study
Period
1st semester (27/09/2021 - 21/01/2022)
ECTS
9
Lesson hours
76 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
WRITTEN AND ORAL TEST
Teacher
AGNESI ANTONIANGELO (titolare) - 9 ECTS
Prerequisites

Concepts and methods from 1st year courses. In particular: vector calculus identities, derivatives, theorems on gradient, divergence and curl (Stokes and Gauss).
Learning outcomes

Learning of electromagnetism principles and laws, stationary and time-dependent, including simple analysis methods. The student should be able to calculate electric and magnetic fields of simple charge/current distributions, applying such concepts to simple devices like capacitors and inductors. He should be able to analyze simple e.m. induction phenomena with time-varying fields and circuit shapes. Basic e.m. wave properties should be understood: polarization, intensity, refraction/reflection, interference and geometrical optics.
Course contents

Electric phenomena in vacuum
Coulomb force; electric field, potential energy and electric potential
Electrical phenomena in dense media
Conductors, capacitors, dielectrics, electric current
Magnetic phenomena in vacuum
Lorentz force, magnetic field, Biot-Savart law, Ampère law, induction
Magnetism in the matter
Fields M and H
Electromagnetic waves in vacuum
Maxwell equations, energy, power and intensity of the field, radiation pressure
Interference, diffraction and polarization
Waves in dense media
Reflection, refraction, optics.
Teaching methods

Lectures (hour/year): 64
Exercise classes (hour/year): 12
Practical activities (hour/year): 0
Lectures are based on explanations and practical examples, using the blackboard.
Exercise classes consists in solution of problems and exam exercises on the blackboard, encouraging students’ active participation.
Reccomended or required readings

Reference textbooks: Serway (easier, more intuitive), ISBN 9788879598248 or Mazzoldi-Nigro-Voci (more complete and formal, more difficult overall), ISBN 8879591525.
There are many equivalent textbooks, however. See the course's website.
Brief lectures videos prepared by the teacher (2016/17) and covering the whole course are available on the e-learning platform KIRO, including notes and useful links:
see http://www.unipv.it/fis/fisica2/EleInfoBio/index.pdf (some topics have been dropped or treated in a simpler way in later years).
Assessment methods

Final exam will be written, with optional oral (24/30 maximum possible score for written exam).
The written exam lasts 2h and consists of 6 exercises. Correct solution of 2-3 of them normally is sufficient for a positive exam.
The oral exam starts with a revision of the written part, then further questions on general topics of the course will be asked, their complexity depending on the student’s preparation. Oral exam takes usually 15-20 minutes.
While written exams in physical classroom will be impossible due to COVID emergency, the exam will be only oral: 30 min max, questions on 4 main topics (E, B static fields, e.m. induction, waves/optics).
Further information
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