# GENERAL PHYSICS 1 (UNIT 1)

## Learning outcomes of the course unit

The objective of the course is the basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamental laws of classical mechanics. Students will also learn how to solve simple problems.

The objective of the course is the basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamental laws of classical mechanics. Students will also learn how to solve simple problems.

## Prerequisites

The course is calculus based.

The course of Mathematical Analysis should be previously attended.

The course is calculus based.

The course of Mathematical Analysis should be previously attended.

## Course contents summary

Mechanics

Introduction, physical quantities, their measure, errors; vector quantities.

Kinematics and dynamics, mass, force, laws of motion.

Mechanics of point particles, equations of motion, linear momentum, collisions.

Work and energy, kinetic and potential energy, conservation of mechanical energy.

Outline of rigid-body mechanics, kinematics, moment of inertia, angular momentum, torque, statics and dynamics, rolling and rotations, conservation of energy, linear momentum and angular momentum.

Newton's law of gravity, gravitational and inertial mass, potential energy.

Mechanical waves: wave motion, superposition and interference, waves on strings, linear wave equation, sound waves, standing waves.

Mechanics

Introduction, physical quantities, their measure, errors; vector quantities.

Kinematics and dynamics, mass, force, laws of motion.

Mechanics of point particles, equations of motion, linear momentum, collisions.

Work and energy, kinetic and potential energy, conservation of mechanical energy.

Outline of rigid-body mechanics, kinematics, moment of inertia, angular momentum, torque, statics and dynamics, rolling and rotations, conservation of energy, linear momentum and angular momentum.

Newton's law of gravity, gravitational and inertial mass, potential energy.

Mechanical waves: wave motion, superposition and interference, waves on strings, linear wave equation, sound waves, standing waves.

## Recommended readings

Suggested textbooks

Gettys - Fisica 1 - McGraw Hill Quinta Edizione

Walker - Halliday-Resnick-Fondamenti di Fisica - CEA Settima Edizione(vol. primo - Meccanica - Termologia)

oppure

Halliday-Resnick-Krane - Fisica 1 - CEA Quinta edizione

Focardi-Massa-Uguzzoni - Fisica Generale - CEA Vol. Meccanica/Termodinamica e fluidi

Mazzoldi-Nigro-Voci - Elementi di Fisica Meccanica Termodinamica - Edises Seconda Edizione

or

Mazzoldi-Nigro-Voci - Fisica Vol.1 - Edises

Suggested textbooks

Gettys - Fisica 1 - McGraw Hill Quinta Edizione

Walker - Halliday-Resnick-Fondamenti di Fisica - CEA Settima Edizione(vol. primo - Meccanica - Termologia)

oppure

Halliday-Resnick-Krane - Fisica 1 - CEA Quinta edizione

Focardi-Massa-Uguzzoni - Fisica Generale - CEA Vol. Meccanica/Termodinamica e fluidi

Mazzoldi-Nigro-Voci - Elementi di Fisica Meccanica Termodinamica - Edises Seconda Edizione

or

Mazzoldi-Nigro-Voci - Fisica Vol.1 - Edises

## Teaching methods

Lectures are highly recommended. Many examples will be discussed during the course. Exercise sessions will be held during the course.

Lectures are highly recommended. Many examples will be discussed during the course. Exercise sessions will be held during the course.

## Assessment methods and criteria

Only one examination for unit 1 and 2. An intermediate and a final written test. An oral exam is compulsory only for test results below a certain threshold (details on the specific course web page)

Only one examination for unit 1 and 2. An intermediate and a final written test. An oral exam is compulsory only for test results below a certain threshold (details on the specific course web page)