Files (es. Power Point, PDF, etc.) presented during the course and given to students, possibly together with additional material related to specific subjects. In those files, suggestions are present about possible textbooks of general physics, available either in the University of Florence libraries or in the market.
At the end of the course, the student must know the basic principles of physics, necessary to understand physical and chemo-physical phenomena described in other courses, such as (for example) chemistry, physiology, pharmacology.
Base mathematics: algebra, fundamental functions, x-y plane. Knowledge of the physics base principles is recommended, and in particular: physical quantities and their inter-relationship, physical interpretation of a function between various physical quantities.
1) Lectures, divided into theoretical lectures and exercises on selected subjects, representative of the whole programme.
2) Fruition of the teaching material inserted in the Moodle web platform, including also additional material on the mathematics and physics pre-requisites
Type of Assessment
Multiple-choice written test, with closed-type questions only OR oral examination. Written questions consist of two different complementary types: (i) about physics principles / laws; (ii) numerical questions related to the solution of small problems.
Physical quantities; unit systems. Base concepts about errors. Mechanics: base concepts in kinematics, the 3 laws of dynamics. Energy, work, power. Electrostatics: electric potential, electric field, Coulomb's force, electrostatic energy. Conductors and isolators. Electric currents; Ohm's laws. Condensors, RC circuits. Statics of fluids: pressure, law of Stevino, buoyancy. Dynamics of fluids: flux, continuity law, Bernoulli's theorem; viscosity, law of Poiseuille. Waves: general properties. Electromagnetic waves, light, light-matter interaction, light spectrum and sources. Optics: diopters, mirrors, lenses, simple optical systems.