CODE  52501 

ACADEMIC YEAR  2020/2021 
CREDITS 

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR  FIS/01 
LANGUAGE  Italian 
TEACHING LOCATION 

SEMESTER  2° Semester 
TEACHING MATERIALS  AULAWEB 
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.
Intended learning outcomes are:
to understand the fundamental laws of Mechanics and Thermodynamics;
to solve simple problems concerning Mechanics or Thermodynamics.
 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).
Basic concepts of calculus are used, as well as sum and product of vectors.
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.
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
Office hours: At the end of every lesson or on request by email to terreni@fisica.unige.it
SILVANA TERRENI (President)
ANNALISA RELINI (President Substitute)
MARIA PIERA ROGANTIN (Substitute)
The class will start according to the academic calendar.
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
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.
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.
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 