Teacher

DELFINO Ines
(syllabus)
Physics insights Ohm's law. Mesh law, node law. Direct current RC circuits: capacitor charge and discharge. Use of a multimeter to measure resistances, currents, potential differences. Alternating current. Alternating current power. Resistance, capacity and inductance in AC circuits. Photoelectric effect. Elements of modern physics. Waveparticle duality. Quantum theory and models of the atom. Bohr atom. Molecules and solids. De Broglie relation. Uncertainty principle. Principle of operation of the laser. Characteristics and applications of lasers. Nucleus and radioactivity. Radioactive decay. Biological effects of radiation.
Methods and tools for measuring physical quantities and for the analysis of experimental data Measurement of a physical quantity. Features measuring instruments. Confidence interval Systematic errors, reading errors, random errors, errors, significant figures, error propagation. Significant figures and confidence interval, Significant figures and relative error, Representation results: truncation and rounding, Tables of experimental measurements Graphical representation of the experimental data. Repeated measures. Histograms. Average, and mean weighted mean, standard deviation. Probability. Distributions and distributions limit. Gaussian distribution. Confidence limit. Error function. Rejection of data, Chauvenet criterion. Comparison between experimental data and theoretical models. Fitting procedures. Principle of maximum likelihood. Linear fit. Method of least squares. Covariance. Linear correlation coefficient. Adaptation of the method of least squares to other curves. Weighted Fit. Linearization of a function and method of least squares Hypothesis tests. Chi2 test. Poisson distribution. Procedure, methods and tools for measuring various physical quantities. Instruments for measuring currents, ddp, resistors, etc .. Voltage generators (real and ideal) AC and DC Principle of operation of the multimeter. Using the multimeter to measure resistance, current, potential differences. Instruments for measuring quantities in AC circuits . Measurement of doses of ionizing radiation. Instruments for measuring ionizing radiation. Operating principle of the Geiger counter. General safety rules for laboratory operations.
Practice lesson/Laboratory Experiments (mandatory attendance) Statistics Mechanics Calorimetry Ohm's law in direct current. Optics.
(reference books)
Textbook used for the Physics course. Taylor, “Introduzione all’analisi degli errori”, Casa Editrice Zanichelli.
