APPLIED PHYSICS (A)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Provide basic to approach issues of increasing complexity; introduce the student to the study and application of the scientific method, the basic research tool in any field of science; illustrate the most significant aspects of natural phenomena, with particular reference to the measurement of magnitudes that comprise them; describe, within a context of logical continuity, the most common physical properties that provide support and interpretation for biomedical-related magnitudes.
Course contents summary
Definition of fluid. Density. Pressure and its units of measure. Pressure variation in a fluid at rest: Stevino¿s law. Pascal¿s principle. Archimede¿s principle. Pressure measurement: Torricelli¿s barometer and open tube manometer. Lines of flow and continuity equation. Bernoulli¿s equation. Real liquids and Poiseuille¿s theorem.
Thermometry, calorimetry and zero principle of thermodynamics. The first law and the conservation of energy. Ideal gases and real gases. The second law of thermodynamics and entropy. Thermodynamics applied to thermal machines.
. Lecture notes
. J. W. Kane , M. M. Sternheim: Fisica Biomedica, ed. E.M.S.I. (Roma).
. D.Halliday-R.Resnick-J.Walker: Fondamenti di Fisica,Casa Ed. Ambrosiana (Milano).
Written tests during the course and final oral exam