60/61/119 - PHYSICS AND SCIENTIFIC METHOD
Academic Year 2022/2023
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FIORELLA MARIA CELESTE FIONDA (Tit.)
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The objectives of the course are:
1. Knowledge and understanding.
The teaching, for students of the first year of the degree course in Computer Science, aims to provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of physics and the experimental scientific method. The various topics are described in depth, illustrated with practical examples.
2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding.
During the course reservation will be proposed solving problems in which to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired during the theory lessons, both during lectures or as individual work also using electronic platforms. Students should prove to be able to solve most of the problems proposed.
3. Making judgments.
The course provides students with the skills to apply diligent physical methods explained during the course of the resolution of the physical common problems, and to intuit the basic functioning of many basic electronic devices for their studies.
4. Communication skills.
The discussion of the problems in the classroom leads students to express and argue their choices in a clear and efficient.
5. Learning skills.
The course provides students with diligent preparation to allow comprehension of natural phenomena that surround them and the first principles behind the technology available to them, the first step toward personal insight.
1. Knowledge. The course requires a good knowledge of the basic concepts of linear algebra and mathematical analysis, in particular derivatives, integrals and trigonometry.
2. Skill. Students will be able to apply the methods learned during the course of mathematics. In particular: graphic of elementary functions, calculation of derivatives and integrals, vector calculus, trigonometry.
3. Skills. It requires a knowledge of basic high school mathematics.
Preparatory courses. There are preparatory courses, but it helps to have followed and passed the exams in Mathematics.
1. Getting Started (8 hours).
Introduction to physics and the scientific method. Measuring unit and naming conventions. Vectors.
2. Kinematics and Mechanics (20 hours).
Study of motion in one and two dimensions. Newton's Laws, kinetic energy and work. Calculation of the oscillation and wave theory.
3. Electromagnetism and optics (20 hours)
Electric charge, electric field and Gauss theorem. Current, electrical potential, capacity, resistance. Circuits. Magnetism and magnetic field. Electromagnetic waves.
The course consists of 48 hours of lectures more 12 hours of classroom exercises. The classroom exercises consist in the application of the studied methods and conduct of problems and possible examinations through mentoring activity aims to assist students in the study and the final test. The teacher also lends ongoing support to students, during the whole academic year, either during office hours or through "Moodle" e-mails and through the course window.
According to the Student Information Booklet for the Academic Year 2021-22, and depending on the evolving of the pandemic, the teaching will be mainly in presence and integrated by online activities in order to increase as much as possible the benefits for all the students.
Due to the pandemic, the lessons will be given both in presence and online through a turning system decided apriori at the beginning of the semester.
Verification of learning
The verification is done through a written test and EVALUATION of the work done during the exercises carried out through the moodle platform. The test consists in performing some exercises, concerning the whole course program, requiring both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. The exam is only passed if the student has obtained not less than 18/30. To pass the exam the student must demonstrate a basic knowledge of all topics covered in the course. To achieve the maximum score, equal to 30/30, the student must demonstrate knowledge excellently course content and be able to apply them to solve problems.
Students have the opportunity to check their level of preparation in the course of the exercises carried out by the teacher and during the hours of tutoring. On these occasions can test their skills in carrying out exercises and exams, comparing their results with those presented by the teacher or tutor. Due to the Covid emergency, the exams might have to be online following the indications of the University.
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2) James S.Walker, Fondamenti di Fisica, ed.Pearson
The main Teaching tool is the Moodle site in which the teacher promptly charged transparencies of the lessons, inserts and corrects the exercises and forwards notices to students.