Learning outcomes of the course unit
To acquire a basic knowledge of the basis of physics and thermodynamics.
Course contents summary
Kinematics: Displacement, velocity, acceleration. Uniform rectilinear motion. Uniformly accelerated motion. Empirical definition of derivative and integral. Carriers and their components. Addition and subtraction of vectors. Motion of a projectile. Uniform circular motion. Tangential and radial acceleration.
Dynamics: The concept of force and Newton's first law, inertia mass, Newton's second law and the law of action and reaction. Examples of forces: weight force, normal force, elastic force, tension, friction. Inclined plane.
The concept of Work and Energy: Labor Force. Kinetic energy. Conservative forces and potential energy. Energy conservation. Work of non-conservative forces. The concept of Power.
Fluids: density, pressure, and the static equilibrium. The Archimede's principle and its aplications.
Termology and Thermodynamics: Concept of temperature and zeroth law of thermodynamics. Thermometric Scale. Thermal expansion. State functions. Heat and internal energy. Specific heat. Work in thermodynamic processes. Conservation of energy and first law of thermodynamics. Heat engines.
J.S. Walker. Fondamenti di Fisica 1- Meccanica, Elettromagnetismo, Termologia, Onde, Relatività. Zanichelli
Oppure: F.J. Bueche, E. Hecht. Fisica Generale. Collezione Schaum.
Oppure: D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker Fondamenti di fisica ed. Ambrosiana
Oppure: A. Caforio A. Ferilli, Nuova Physica ed. Le Monnier, 1.o e 3.o volume.
Oppure: R. Searway, J. Jewett Elementi di Fisica ed EdiSES
Write exam to be taken jointly the the Mathematic's one.