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## GENERAL PHYSICS 1

CODE 52501 2020/2021 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8766 STATISTICA MATEM. E TRATTAM. INFORMATICO DEI DATI (L-35) - GENOVA FIS/01 Italian GENOVA 2° Semester AULAWEB

## OVERVIEW

The basic teaching of Physics at the Degree of Statistics is aimed at enhancing observation and reasoning skills. Particular importance is given to the ability to describe phenomena with appropriate simplifying assumption and mathematical model, identifying the validity limits of the model. The program provides an introduction to Mechanics and Thermodynamics with brief notes on statistical aspects.

## AIMS AND CONTENT

### LEARNING OUTCOMES

Intended learning outcomes are:

to understand the fundamental laws of Mechanics and Thermodynamics;

to solve simple problems concerning Mechanics or Thermodynamics.

### AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

```- Students will be able to describe the main physical phenomena in Mechanics and Thermodynamics using simple macroscopic and microscopic mathematical models.
- Students will be able to apply physical principles to solve simple problems (that are the model of a real case study).```

### PREREQUISITES

`Basic concepts of calculus are used, as well as sum and product of vectors. `

### TEACHING METHODS

`Class lessons with examples and solved problems. The course includes about 52 hours of lectures and 20 hours of lectures. Students' participation is solicited in setting up and solving problems.`

### SYLLABUS/CONTENT

`The Scientific method. Physical quantity  and  units.  Measurement errors. Fundamental principles of Mechanics, Newton’s Laws of motion applied to mass points, systems of particles. The conservation of energy;  conservation of linear momentum.  Introduction to fluid statics and fluid dynamics. The laws of thermodynamics and their statistical basis. (Microscopic models: ideal gas, Van der Waals gas, entropy and number of microscopic states). Any new topic is introduced with a familiar example and the general principle is followed by further examples; model are frequently used to provide an approximate description of a real process. Basic concepts of calculus are used.`

D.Halliday, R.Resnick, Fundamentals Of Physics, tenth Edition, Jonh Wiley & Sons

## TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

### Exam Board

SILVANA TERRENI (President)

ANNALISA RELINI (President Substitute)

MARIA PIERA ROGANTIN (Substitute)

## LESSONS

### LESSONS START

The class will start according to the academic calendar.

### Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

## EXAMS

### EXAM DESCRIPTION

`The exam consists of a written test and an oral examination.`
` The written test consists in solving some simple problems: a Mechanical Problem, ( eventually) a Fluids Problem, and a Thermodynamics problem. The duration of the test is three hours. Reading ability of text and modeling of the problem is required.  The passed test holds valid throughout the academic year.`
`The oral exam consists of a brief discussion of the written test, followed by one or two questions on general topics of the program. The duration of the oral exam is about half an hour. If the written test is passed with a (minimum) rating of 9/10 the topic of the oral exam can be chosed by the student. The date of the oral exam may be agreed by the students at the time of the written test.`

### ASSESSMENT METHODS

`The written test is divided into multiple questions for each problem. This articulation allows students to demonstrate the extent to which the intended learning outcomes have been achieved: - ability to model simple phenomena, - ability to identify the physical laws that describe them, - ability to apply them.`
`The oral exams is used to clarify any deficiencies shown in the written test. Such interview provides through a few questions an opportunity for teacher to probe a student's understanding of the material.`
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### Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/01/2021 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale appello riservato agli studenti che hanno frequentato l'insegnamento nell'a.a.2019/20 o aa.aa. precedenti
05/02/2021 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale appello riservato agli studenti che hanno frequentato l'insegnamento nell'a.a.2019/20 o aa.aa. precedenti
11/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
15/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
06/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale