Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course has been designed to provide an introductory basis for other major degree fields including Chemistry, Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, etc. The course will also provide the conceptual basis for understanding a number of major technologies that with increasing frequency are used by doctors and technologists.
Course contents summary
Physical quantities. Physical quantities and measurements. Unit systems. Powers of ten and order of magnitude. Scalar and Vector quantities. Properties of vectors. Addition, resolution of a vector in its components, scalar product and vector product. Motion in one dimension. Displacement, velocity and acceleration. The laws of motion. Graphs. Motion in a circular path. Periodic motion, period and frequency. Forces. Newton's laws. Mass and weight. Force of a spring. Friction force. Circular motion andcentripetal force. Inclined plane. Force of the rope. Atwood engine. Work and energy. Work done by a constant force and by a force which varies with position (spring). Kinetic energy, Potential energy. Conservative forces and conservation of energy. Power. Rigid body. Moment of a force. Static equilibrium of a rigid body. Center of gravity. Two necessary conditions of equilibrium. Levers. Types of levers. Levers of the human body. Deformation of solids Stress and strain. Young law. Stress vs. strain graphs for a solid and for a bone of the human body. The muscular stress.
E. Ragozzino - Elementi di Fisica - EdiSES
Assessment methods and criteria