CODE  108855 

ACADEMIC YEAR  2023/2024 
CREDITS 

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR  FIS/01 
LANGUAGE  English 
TEACHING LOCATION 

SEMESTER  2° Semester 
TEACHING MATERIALS  AULAWEB 
The Physics II teaching unit deals with two of the main subjects of classical physics: thermodynamics and electromagnetic theory. The focus will be on the fundamental physical principles but some of its applications (like thermodynamic engines, electrical motors and generators) will also be introduced.
The specific training objective is to provide the student with the ability to solve elementary but concrete problems in thermodynamics and electromagnetism. This implies that the student must know how to distinguish between fundamental concepts (temperature, heat, entropy, electric and magnetic fields and forces, potential energy, Gauss's, Ampere's and Faraday's laws) and more specific issues (heat transport, efficiency of engines, motion of charges in electromagnetic fields, inductance, emf generators) demanding a thorough understanding of fundamental concepts.
The teaching unit aims to provide the basic concepts of thermodynamics and electromagnetism, both to deepen the cultural background of the students, and to provide the technical tools relevant for their future work activity. The students will learn to apply the basic concepts to the solution of simple problems modelling concrete situations that could occur in the maritime workplace and ship management.
The eaching unit provides the necessary theoretical tools to achieve the skills listed in the STCW convention, in particular the skills detailed in the Funtions 1,2,3 of Table AIII/6 (electrotechnical officer).
The basic mathematical knowledge necessary to follow the lectures is
Calculus, first and second order (quadratic) equations
Basic trigonometry
Functions of a real variable and their derivatives
Other mathematical tools will be introduced or recalled during the lectures.
Knwoledge of the basic physical principles introduced in the Physics I course will also be assumed:
Lessons comprising both theory and exercises. Lectures can be attended in class or online, both live or registered.
Didactic material, including guided exercises from the Pearson catalogue, will be made available on AulaWeb.
Working students and students with certified SLD (Specific Learning Disorders), disability or other special educational needs, are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination arrangements so to take into account individual learning patterns, while respecting the teaching objectives.
Thermodynamics
Electromagnetism
The course is instrumental in the development of the soft skills, in particolar the literacy competence.
Any "General Physics" book at university level discusses the subject of the course.
For definitness, the main reference for the course is:
D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker, Fundamentals of Physics 10E – Theory
Office hours: Students can request an appointment by email: stefano.giusto@ge.infn.it
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
EXAM: the exam consists only in an oral part.
During the oral interview students will be asked to solve two exercises on thermodynamics and electromagnetism.
The dates of the exam will be agrreed upon with the students.
Students will evaluated on:
 the knowledge of the contents and the basic principles introduced during the course
 the skill to apply the basic principles to problem solving
 ability to handle and comunicate the arguments discussed during the lectures
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