GENERAL PHYSICS I
Knowledge and Understanding: The students will be able to understand the basic concepts of classical mechanics and thermodynamics. In particular: Newton's laws, work, energy, conservation of energy, the principles of thermodynamics.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: The student will be able to understand
the proposed problems during the course and the ability to properly apply theoretical knowledge. The student will be able to proceed to the qualitative and quantitative study of the physical processes of classical mechanics and thermodynamics, to solve kinematic problems and classical dynamics for a material point, material point systems and rigid bodies. The student will also be able to solve simple thermodynamic problems.
Autonomy in Judgement: The student must be able to deepen his / her own knowledge as he / she learns and therefore, he / she must develop the ability to critically evaluate the problems and propose the most appropriate approach to solve them. The student will be able to recognize a physical phenomenon and the laws which govern it, to understand the most relevant physical quantities involved and to give an estimate of them.
Communication Skills: The student must have the ability to expose and communicate his / her knowledge with appropriate scientific language. In addition, the student must demonstrate logical-deductive and synthesis skills in the communication.
Learning Skills: The acquired knowledge will allow the student to further study the classical physics and to apply the methodologies of physical sciences to other subjects. The student will be able to integrate knowledge from various sources in order to gain a broad view of the issues related to the topics and to develop the necessary connections between concrete examples and the knowledge of physics acquired in the course.
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the English and the final exam can be taken in English.
Good knowledge of Mathematics. Prerequisites for an adequate understanding of the topics of this course are the basic concepts of trigonometry, analytic geometry and mathematical analysis. In particular, it requires the student to be able to solve simple equations and knowledge of derivative and integral concepts.
BASICS CONCEPTS (2 hours of frontal teaching and 2 exercises): Physical quantities; Hints of trigonometric and vector calculus; Functions and Cartesian representation; Differential and integral calculations; vector derivative.
KINEMATICS (4 hours of frontal teaching and 4 exercises): Material Point Cinematics; speed and acceleration; hourly law of a material point; uniform and accelerated weather; ballistic motion in two dimensions.
NEWTON'S LOWS AND MOTION EQUATION (4 hours of frontal teaching and 4 exercises): the principle of relativity; definition of force; inertial references and principle of inertia; amount of motion, pulse theorem; definition of mass; according to the principle of dynamic massive operational definition; equations of motion.
CONSEQUENCES OF THE SECOND PRINCIPLE OF DYNAMICS (4 hours of frontal teaching and 4 exercises): impulse and momentum; angular momentum and momentum of strength; work; kinematic energy theorem; conservative forces and conservation low of mechanical energy; non-conservative forces; potential energy; stable, unstable and indifferent balance; power.
FORCES (2 hours of frontal teaching and 2 exercises): binding forces; friction; Hooke's law, viscous forces, conservatism of the gravitational field, potential energy of the gravitational field.
DYNAMICS OF POINTS SYSTEMS (4 hours of frontal teaching and 4 exercises): Third Principle of Dynamics; center of mass; Kinematic energy and Koenig theorem; collision between particles in one and two dimensions, completely anelastic and elastic impact.
DYNAMICS OF RIGID CORPS (4 hours of frontal teaching and 4 exercises): angular momentum and momentum of inertia; cardinal equations; rotating and translating motions; pure rolling motion; Huyghens-Steiner theorem.
HEAT, WORK AND FIRST PRINCIPLE OF THERMODINAMICS (4 hours of frontal teaching and 4 exercises): Thermodynamic systems. Thermodynamic Coordinates. Thermodynamic zero principle. Empirical temperature. Thermometric scales. Heat-work equivalence. Adiabatic work. Internal energy. First Principle of Thermodynamics. Reversible and irreversible transformations. Specific heat. Phase changes.
IDEAL GAS AND KINEMATIC GAS THEORY (4 hours of frontal teaching and 2 exercises): Ideal gas. Boyle's law, Volta-Gay Lussac, Avogadro. Mole. Characteristic equation of ideal gas. Internal energy of an ideal gas. Mayer's relationship. Clapeyron Diagram. Phase transitions. Microscopic model. Molar specific heat.
SECOND PRINCIPLE OF THERMODYNAMICS AND ENTROPIA (4 hours of frontal and 4 exercise exercises): Isothermal, isocore, isobaric, adiabatic transformations. Cyclic transformations. Carnot cycle. Thermal Machine Performance. Refrigerator. Kelvin and Clausius statements of the Second Principle of Thermodynamics. Equivalence of the two statements. Carnot theorem. Absolute thermodynamic temperature. Clausius Theorem. Entropy concept.
BASICS CONCEPTS; KINEMATICS, NEWTON'S LOWS AND MOTION EQUATION, CONSEQUENCES OF THE SECOND PRINCIPLE OF DYNAMICS, FORCES, DYNAMICS OF POINTS SYSTEMS, DYNAMICS OF RIGID CORPS, HEAT, WORK AND FIRST PRINCIPLE OF THERMODINAMICS, IDEAL GAS AND KINEMATIC GAS THEORY, SECOND PRINCIPLE OF THERMODYNAMICS AND ENTROPIA
Mencuccini, Silvestrini Fisica Generale I (ed. Liguori)
Mazzoldi, Nigro, Voci Fisica Generale I (ed. EdiSes)
Gettys, Vannini, Fisica I (ed. McGraw-Hill)
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