Academic Year 2021/2022 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Giuseppe Gabriele Rapisarda
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: FIS/03 - Matter physics
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Learn the basic laws of classical physics. Be able to express the relations between physics quantities in the framework of the SI. Know some of the measuring instruments, the related working principle and the proper way to use such measuring instruments. Acquire the physics knowledge preparatory to the following teachings planned for the present degree course.

Course Structure

Ex cathedra teaching + exercises


As a guarantee of equal opportunities and in compliance with current laws, interested students can ask for a personal interview in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measures, based on their specific needs and on teaching objectives of the discipline.
It is also possible to ask the departmental contacts of CInAP (Center for Active and Participatory Integration - Services for Disabilities and/or DSAs), in the persons of professors Giovanna Tropea Garzia and Anna De Angelis.

Detailed Course Content

Physics basic concept - Vectors – One-dimensional Kinematics - Bi-dimensional Kinematics - Dynamics - Work and Energy - Systems of Particles - Rotational Kinematics – Angular Momentum – Gravity (notes) - Fluid Mechanics - Thermodynamics - Electricity and Electromagnetism (outline) – Electromagnetic waves and Geometric optics (notes).

Textbook Information

1. David Halliday, Robet Resnick, Jearl Walker, “Fundamentals of Physics”, 8th Edition (2008)

2. Ugo Amaldi, "L'Amaldi per i licei scientifici", Vol. 1, 2 e 3, Zanichelli Editore

Students are free to use any other text that may be more convenient for them

Further teaching materials will be provided on Teams and Studium