# 58200 - Applied Physics

### Course Unit Page

• Teacher Federico Marulli

• Credits 3

• SSD FIS/07

• Language Italian

• Campus of Bologna

• Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Veterinary Medicine (cod. 8617)

• Course Timetable from Oct 06, 2021 to Dec 15, 2021

### SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. ## Learning outcomes

After completing this module the student knows the physical and methodological foundations of the scientific method for medical applications. In particular, he/she is able to: acquire the experimental data in biomedicine; analyze data and develop predictive models; verify experimentally the models.

## Course contents

Scientific Method

• Measurements and errors
Introduction to the scientific method; physical quantities; direct and indirect measurements; units of measure; statistical and systematic errors; propagation of errors; precision and accuracy; dimensional analysis
• Theories and models
Analytical description of measures; laws of Nature; problem-solving methods in Physics; introduction to Classical Physics

Mechanics

• Kinematics
Position, distance and displacement; velocity; acceleration; uniform linear motion; uniformly accelerated motion; scalar and vector quantities; motion in two dimensions
• Dynamics
Force and mass; Newtons’s three laws of motion; normal forces; frictional forces; ropes and springs; circular motion
• Energy
Work; kinetic energy; conservative and non-conservative forces; potential energy; conservation of energy
• Gravitation
Newton’s law of universal gravitation; gravitational potential energy
• Fluids
Density; pressure; Archimedes’ principle; Bernoulli’s equation

Thermodynamics

• Temperature and heat
Temperature; heat; kinetic theory; phase transitions
• Thermodynamics
The three laws of thermodynamics; thermodynamic processes; heat engines; entropy

Electromagnetism

• Electrostatics
Electric charges; electrical insulators and conductors; Coulomb’s law; electric field; electric potential
• Magnetism
Magnetic field; magnetic forces; Ampère’s circuital law; Faraday’s law
• Electromagnetic waves
Production and propagation of electromagnetic waves; electromagnetic spectrum

Recommended book:
- Fisica generale: Principi e applicazioni, 3/e, Alan Giambattista web page

Alternatively:
- Fondamenti di Fisica 6/Ed. con MyLab, James S. Walker; Pearson
- FISICA Principi e Applicazioni 2/Ed., Douglas C. Giancoli; Casa Editrice Ambrosiana
- Elementi di Fisica in Medicina e Biologia, G. Castellani, D. Remondini; Ed. Bononia University Press

## Teaching methods

Lectures with exercises on the topics covered.

## Assessment methods

The assessment consists in a written examination. The test, lasting 2 hours, consists of solving 6 problems and answering to 2 open questions concerning the topics of the course program. The use of calculators and a formulary is allowed (the latter is avalible at Virtuale). Each problem will be rated from 0 to 5 points (0 if unsolved or totally wrong; from 1 to 4 points if partially solved; 5 points if correct). The open questions aim to further assess the knowledge of the topics covered in the program (including demonstrations) and the student's exhibition quality; they will be rated from 0 to 3 points (0 if no answer or totally wrong; 1 or 2 if the answer is correct but partial, 3 if the answer is correct and complete).

"Lode" will be recognized if the final grade is greater than 30. If the grade is lower than 18, or the student decides not to accept it, the exam can be taken in any of the following sessions, without any restrictions. The final result is integrated with that of the Statistics test. The overall examination is considered passed if both tests are successful (that is, with a grade greater than 18).

The FINAL SCORE of the integrated course will be calculated as arithmetic mean between the results of Applied Physics and Statistics tests (in the mean, 30 with "Lode" counts as 30); if the arithmetic mean is not an integer, the rounding will be carried out considering as predominant the test relative to the teaching with the greatest number of credits, that is Applied Physics.  "Lode" will be recognized if at least in one course the student gets honors and in both courses the score achieved is 30/30.

The Professor who will verbalize the exam is the responsible of the Applied Physics course. To get the exam verbalized, it is sufficient for the student to communicate to the Professor that he/she accepts both the evaluations got in Applied Physics and Statistics.

## Teaching tools

The slides of the lessons and other possible teaching materials are provided during the course at https://virtuale.unibo.it/course/view.php?id=30942

## Office hours

See the website of Federico Marulli