Providing to second-year students in Physics the understanding of the most important facts and physical laws concerning electromagnetism and optics. The experimental method will give this understanding starting from experimental results and from mathematical methods. The most relevant physical theories will be learned in terms of logical and mathematical structure, experimental evidences and physical phenomena.
Course contents summary
Electrostatics and magnetostatics in vacuum and in materials. Electrodynamics. Electromagnetic waves. Wave optics.
- C. Mencuccini e V. Silvestrini: Fisica II (Elettromagnetismo-Ottica). Liguori Ed.
- R. Caciuffo e S. Melone, “Fisica Generale”, Vol. 2, Masson, Milano
- R. P. Feynman, R. B. Leighton, M. Sands: The Feynman Lectures on Physics,
- Halliday, Resnick, Krane, Fisica 2, Casa Ed. Ambrosiana.
Frontal lectures and exercises
Assessment methods and criteria
The evaluation is based on three partial written tests during the semester, or, alternatively, on a single final written test, and a final oral examination. To be admitted to the oral examination, the average mark of the partial written tests, or the mark of the final written test, must be at least 16/30.