Physics 2 (2015/2016)

Course code
4S00035
Name of lecturers
Claudia Daffara, Yves Gaspar
Coordinator
Claudia Daffara
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II semestre dal Mar 1, 2016 al Jun 10, 2016.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall A  
Friday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall A  

Learning outcomes

The course provides the basic knowledge of Electromagnetism and Optics in Classical Physics aimed at achieving a good level of understanding of the physical principles and phenomena illustrated during the course, making the student familiar with the mathematical formalism used to model these phenomena, providing methodologies for solving an applied problem in the field.

Syllabus

- Electric charges, Coulomb law, electrostatic field, electrostatic potential, Stokes theorem, electric dipole
- Gauss theorem, Poisson equation, Laplace equation, conductors in equilibrium, capacitance, dielectrics, polarization
- Electric current, classic model of conduction), Ohm law, resistance, Kirchoff laws, elementary circuits
- Magnetic field, Lorentz force, magnetic properties of matter
- Ampere law, RLC circuit, electric oscillations, alternating currents
- Electromagnetic induction, Faraday law, Maxwell equations
- Fundamental principles of oscillatory phenomena, phase velocity and group velocity
- Electromagnetic waves, electromagnetic spectrum, Doppler effect
- Principles of optics, reflection, refraction, geometrical optics, dispersion of light, Fermat principle, optical instruments
- Polarization of light, birefringence
- Interference, Young experiment, Fizeau interferometer
- Diffraction, diffraction grating

* SUGGESTED TEXTBOOKS *

P. Mazzoldi, M. Nigro, C. Voci
Elementi di Fisica Vol. 2 - Elettromagnetismo e Onde
ediSES, II ed./2008

Alessandro Bettini, Elettromagnetismo Zanichelli, 2010

Assessment methods and criteria

Written. students that have passed the written examination can benefit, if they wish, of an oral examination in order to complement the test.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016