Topics covered in the course are presented by emphasizing the phenomenological aspects of geometrical optics, physical optics, some aspects of experimental electromagnetism and introductory knowledge on electrical circuits and electric measurements. Priority is
given to issues inherent in the experimental verification of the physical laws discussed. It is trying to improve and stimulate
(A) learning and deepening of concepts of optics and electromagnetism
(B) acquisition of manual skills in the use of electronics and optics
(C) ability to observe and recognize the phenomena.
The assessment aims to ascertain the degree of theoretical knowledge and understanding of the topics (knowledge and understanding), but also the ability to set the experimental verification of a physical phenomenon (Applying knowledge and understanding), the ability to implement it independently and critically the proposed experiments and clearly discuss them (Independent judgment and Communication skills).
Attendance of the courses: Physics 1, Physics Laboratory 1 and the first modulus of Physics Laboratory 2.
Course contents summary
Electromagnetism and optics experiments.
See the description of the cours on ELLY DiFeST portal.
No printed textbook; see teaching notes on ELLY DiFeST portal.
Lectures will include a brief introduction on the relevant theory of optics and electromagnetism followed by experiments of laboratory, discussion of experimental results and in some cases discussion of written exercises. Each experiment will be accompanied by written reports.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam requires the preliminary submission of the reports on the experiences made during the course and consists of a practical test, a questionnaire and an oral test.
It requires the discussion of the issues raised in the course, in particular the subject matter of the practical test. It requires the ability to comment critically on the submitted reports, concerning the experiments carried out during the course.
It evaluates the submission of reports [20%], the practical test carried out (as evidence of autonomy in the conduct of an experiment) [20%], thoroughness of the preparation, critical sense and ownership of language [60%].
laboratory and an oral examination.