Teacher

SPADINI SIMONE
(syllabus)
1) Introduction:  Models, theories, laws, measurements and uncertainties. Units of measurement (International System)  Scalars, vectors and operations between them 2) Basics of kinematics:  Vectors position, velocity, acceleration  Rectilinear motion, decomposition of motion 3) Dynamics  Newton's Laws  Applications, friction forces, normal, weight, Hooke's law  Periodic motions, uniform circular motion, harmonic motion 4) Work and energy  Definition of work, power  Conservative forces, potential energy, conservation of mechanical energy 5) Impact and momentum  Elastic and inelastic impacts  Conservation of momentum 6) Rotational dynamics  Moment of inertia  Rotational kinetic energy  Angular momentum and its conservation 7) Fluid dynamics  Statics: pressure, Stevin's law, Pascal's and Archimedes' principles  Fluid dynamics, Bernoulli's equation  Surface tension and capillarity 8) Waves  Wave motion, propagation and wave characteristics  Reflection interference, superposition and refraction of light  Sound waves and their characteristics 9) Temperature and kinetic energy  Thermometric scales and thermal expansion  Principle 0 of thermodynamics  Gas law, absolute temperature kinetic theory of gases 10) Heat  Internal energy and heat transfer  Changes of state and latent heat 11) Thermodynamics  First and second principles of thermodynamics  Thermodynamic transformations, thermal machines  Definition of entropy 12) Electric field  Structure of atom, electric charges and Coulomb's law  Electric field, electric potential and electric potential energy  Electric capacity 13) Electric current  Ohm's law, Joule effect, electromotive force and simple circuits 14) Magnetic field  Magnetic field characteristics, Lorentz force  Application: mass spectrometer and velocity switch 15) Electromagnetic induction and Faraday's law  Induced electromotive force, Faraday's law Neumann Henry Lentz  Notes on timevarying electric and magnetic fields  Magnetic properties of matter 16) Electromagnetic waves  Physical meaning of Maxwell's equations  Electromagnetic waves and their spectra 17) Light, geometric optics  Reflection and refraction of light  Approximation of thin lenses and optical instruments 18) wave nature of light  Interference of electromagnetic waves, diffraction, Huygens' principle  Diffraction and spectroscopy
(reference books)
‘FISICA con fisica modera’, D. Giancoli, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana
