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First Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento

Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[60/56]  INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY [60/56-00 - Ord. 2014]  PERCORSO COMUNE 7 56


At the end of the course, students should know the main physics phenomena which are the bases pre-requisites for the overall degree course: the energy concept, the mechanics of fluids, electrostatic and magnetic phenomena, waves.


Mathematic and geometry basic knowledge. Elementary knowledge of physics pehnomena. Mathematic skills and concepts acquired by the exam in Mathematic and Informatics skills, the latter being propaedeutic to the exam in Physics.


Scalars and vectors: Physical quantities, systems of units, coordinates and graphical representation of physical laws. Vectors.
Cinematic: position, velocity, acceleration. Relevant motions.
Dynamic: Force. Dynamic Laws. Relevant forces. Reference systems. Work and energy. Conservation of energy. Hints on momentum and rotational dynamic.
Fluids: Pressure. Stevino, Pascal and Archimede’s laws. Bernoulli’s theorem. Hints on real fluids.
Electricity: charges and electric field. Coulomb and Gauss laws. Potential. Capacitor. Current and resistance.
Magnetism: magnetic field. Lorentz force. Biot-Savart. Current-magnetic field interactions. Faraday-Lenz’s Law. Ampere’s Law. Maxwell’s Laws.
Waves: mechanical and electro-magnetic waves. Doppler’s effect. Interference, Diffraction and Polarization. Geometric optics.

Teaching Methods

Classroom lessons for 7 CFU. Classroom exercises sections.

Verification of learning

Examination is both written and oral. During the lessons there are at least two partials.


Final judgement
The final grade takes into account several factors:
Quality of the knowledge, skills, competences:
a) appropriateness, accuracy and consistency of knowledge
b) appropriateness, accuracy and consistency of abilities
c) appropriateness, accuracy and consistency of ability to apply knowledge and understanding

Communication skills:
a) Ability of expression;
b) Proper use of the specific language of the discipline;
c) Logical skills and inherent consequentiality in communicating;
d) Ability to connect different subjects by finding the common points and establish a consistent overall design, i.e. taking care of structure, organization and logical connections of speech;
f) Ability to summarize also through the use of specific symbolism of each discipline and graphic expression of ideas and concepts, for example in form of formulas, schemes, equations.

Relational qualities:
Availability to exchange and interact with the teacher during the interview.

Personal qualities:
a) critical thinking;
b) ability of self-evaluation.

Consequently, the judgment can be:

a) Sufficient (from 18 to 20/30)
The candidate demonstrates little acquisition of theoretical knowledge, superficial level, many gaps. Modest communicative abilities, but still sufficient to support a coherent dialogue, logical capacity and consequentiality in fitting the subjects of elementary level; poor capacity of synthesis and rather stunted ability of graphical expression, scanty interaction with the teacher during the interview.

b) Moderate (21 to 23)
The applicant demonstrates a moderate acquisition of knowledge but lack of expatiation, a few gaps; communicative abilities more than sufficient to support a coherent dialogue; acceptable mastery of the scientific language, logical capacity and consequentiality in fitting the subjects of moderate complexity, good enough capacity of synthesis and acceptable ability of graphical expression.

c) Good (24 to 26)
The candidate demonstrates a rather large wealth of knowledge, moderate in-depth, with small gaps; satisfactory mastery of the communicative abilities and meaningful scientific language; dialogical ability and critical thinking well detectable, good capacity of synthesis and more than acceptable ability of graphical expression.

d) Outstanding (27 to 29)
The candidate demonstrates a very extensive wealth of notions, high in-depth, with marginal gaps; remarkable ability in communicating and high mastery of scientific language; remarkable dialogical capacity, good competence and relevant aptitude for logical synthesis, high capacity of synthesis and graphical expression.

e) Excellent (30)
The candidate demonstrates a wealth of very extensive and in-depth knowledge, irrelevant gaps, high capacity and high mastery in communicating through the scientific language; excellent dialogical ability and marked aptitude to make connections among different subjects, excellent ability to synthesize and very familiar with the graphical expression.

The praise is attributed to the candidates clearly above average, and whose notional, expressive, conceptual, logical limits, if any, as a whole are completely irrelevant.


- Fondamenti di Fisica, Halliday, Resnick, Walker, C.E. Ambrosiana
- Giancoli: Fisica. Principi e applicazioni (CEA)
- Principi di Fisica, Serway & Jewett, EdiSES

More Information

Slides, previous written exams, answered exsercises.

Questionnaire and social

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