Salta al contenuto principale della pagina

EEXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS

CODE 25934
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8763 SCIENZE GEOLOGICHE (L-34) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR FIS/01
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS 65849
    • GEOMORPHOLOGICAL MAPPING AND CARTOGRAPHY 104651
    • ELEMENTS OF HYDROLOGY AND APPLIED METEOROLOGY 61673
    • EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS WITH APPLICATIONS TO EARTH PHYSICS 38654
    • OCEANOGRPHIC MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION 61674
    • ELEMENTS OF GEORESOURCES 61663
    • EARTHQUAKES DYNAMICS 98685
    • OPERATIVE GIS TOOLS 98963
    • GEOSTATISTICS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES 101741
    • TRAINING AND ORIENTATION APPRENTICESHIP 104621
    • ENGINERING GEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION 62223
    • ENGINERING GEOLOGY AND HYDROGEOLOGY 62222
    • FIELD GEOLOGY 1 80250
    • INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL MAPS 80251
    • GEOLOGY 2 (MODULO 2 ) 80272
    • TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS 57252
    • GEOLOGY 2 (MODULE 1) 80271
    • GEOCHEMISTRY 57253
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course aims to provide the basic notions, concepts, and methods necessary to describe the physical phenomena of the surrounding world, including those concerning the earth system and geological dynamics. Thanks to the close connection between theory and facts, the study of physics helps students develop a scientific attitude, extremely useful for solving the concrete problems that a geologist will face.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This one semester course will provide Geology students with an in-depth study of the fundamental laws of Mechanics and termodynamics. The course is designed for first year students who are assumed to have little or no background knowledge in Physics. It is assumed however that the students have some fundamental knowledge of elementary Mathematics: algebra, geometry and trigonometry in particular. The basic and practical aspects of Mechanics will be introduced with an emphasis on the energy balance of a mechanical process. The course coninues with the study of systems of particles and solid bodies and their fundamental laws involving momentum and angular momentum. Finaly there willl be an introduction to the laws of thermology and of the thermodynamical systems.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Attendance, interaction with the teacher during lectures and individual study will allow the student to

    - know the concepts and formulas underlying Classical Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, and Thermodynamics;

    - develop a scientific attitude aimed at actively solving problems;

    - be able to apply the knowledge learned by solving simple exercises in Classical Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, and Thermodynamics.

    PREREQUISITES

    
    Basic knowledge of elementary mathematics: algebra, geometry and trigonometry in particular.
    
    

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course consists of lectures on theory (for a total of about 40 hours) and lectures in which exercises will be carried out (for a total of about 20 hours).

    During the carrying out of the exercises, there will be moments in which the active participation of the students will be stimulated by involving them in the resolution process.

    Please refer to the specific AulaWeb page for updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.

    
     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    • The scientific method. Measure and physical laws. Units of measure and International System.
    • Kinematics. Scalar and vectorial quantities.
    • Newton's laws of dynamics.
    • Forces: weight, gravity, elastic forces, mentions of electric forces.
    • Work. Kinetic and potential energy. Conservation of energy.
    • Equilibrium and motion of rigid bodies.
    • Mentions of fluid statics and dynamics.
    • Temperature and thermodynamic systems.
    • Principles of thermodynamics.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Halliday, Resnick, Walker: Fondamenti di Fisica – Meccanica e Termologia, CEA
    Giancoli: Fisica, CEA
    James S Walker: Fondamenti di Fisica - Zanichelli

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    DAVIDE BOCHICCHIO (President)

    RICCARDO FERRANDO

    CLAUDIO CANALE (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written and oral exam.
    Please refer to the specific AulaWeb page for updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation. 

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Written exam (problems and short exercises with open answer) and oral exam (theoretical questions).
    Please refer to the specific AulaWeb page for updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    16/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Appello scritto: 2 problemi e 8 quesiti sul programma del corso (Meccanica, Fluidi, Termodinamica). Si possono tenere libri, appunti e calcolatrice.
    17/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Appello scritto: 2 problemi e 8 quesiti sul programma del corso (Meccanica, Fluidi, Termodinamica). Si possono tenere libri, appunti e calcolatrice.
    20/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Appello scritto: 2 problemi e 8 quesiti sul programma del corso (Meccanica, Fluidi, Termodinamica). Si possono tenere libri, appunti e calcolatrice.
    14/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Appello scritto: 2 problemi e 8 quesiti sul programma del corso (Meccanica, Fluidi, Termodinamica). Si possono tenere libri, appunti e calcolatrice.
    12/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Appello scritto: 2 problemi e 8 quesiti sul programma del corso (Meccanica, Fluidi, Termodinamica). Si possono tenere libri, appunti e calcolatrice.
    13/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Appello scritto: 2 problemi e 8 quesiti sul programma del corso (Meccanica, Fluidi, Termodinamica). Si possono tenere libri, appunti e calcolatrice.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Frequency is recommended.