70/0004/E - PHYSICS/E
Academic Year 2020/2021
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ANDREA POSSENTI (Tit.)
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At the end of the course it is expected that the student has developed:
1 • basic knowledge of mechanics and thermodynamic, and a capacity to focus the related physical issues, mainly those relevant to engineering.
2 • the capacity to apply the above knowledge to solve quantitatively some simple problems of mechanics and thermodynamics.
3 • the capacity to understand the information on a given problem and introduce simplification for its solution
4 • the capacity to describe mechanics and thermodynamics issues adopting a correct terminology
5 • the intellectual instruments of mathematics necessary in physics
They are basicaly the requirements adopted in the access to the enginnering faculty
3. Rotational cinematics and dynamics
64 hours of lecturing and 16 hours of exercises which can be downloaded from the web platform, tutorials in video-conference and questionnaires
Verification of learning
Written examination/oral examination/partial examination during the course.
The written examination aims to evaluate the basic knowledge of the student in the fields of mechanics and thermodynamics (item 1 of the listed aims of the course). The evaluation is achieved on one side by proposing a series of simple problems, which require a quantitative solution (item 2 of the listed aims of the course), and, on another side, by reading the terminology adopted by the student when describing the meaning of a given physical quantity or a given physical law, related with mechanics and thermodynamics (item 4 of the listed aims of the course). When facing the quantitative solution of the problems, the student must also show the capacity of using the known data of the problem, as well as developing the required steps to be able to solve the problem (item 3 of the listed aims of the course). The aforementioned capabilities (item 2, 3, and 4) have the same weight when establishing the mark associated to a given exercise and question.
The oral examination occurs upon a request of the students who already obtained a sufficient mark during the written examination and who aims to upgrade their grade (of course the net result can also be a downgrade of the grade). The exam is focused on general questions related to mechanics and thermodynamics, with a specific emphasis for the theoretical foundations.
The partial written examinations (two of them are usually set up, one at mid-course mainly focused on Kinematics and Dynamics and the other one immediately after the end of the course, focused on the remaining part of the program of the course) are organized in order to allow the students of evaluating the individual level of acquired knowledge in parallel with the development of the course.
The combination of the grades of the partial examinations can lead the students to automatically pass the final examination.
1. Halliday, Resnick, Walker: Fondamenti di Fisica (Vol.
Meccanica-Termologia oppure Volume unico), Ambrosiana.
2. P.Mazzoldi, M.Nigro, C.Voci: Elementi di Fisica, ( Vol.
Meccanica-Termodinamica e Vol. Onde), Edises.
Written papers by yhe professor
Slides available online
Excericses available online
Individual and group video-conference
Tutor online assistance