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General Physics (part C) ( 5 CFU ) Tel. 0521-905234 - Fax. 0521-905223 E-mail. andrea.baraldi@unipr.it Home page. http://www.fis.unipr.it/home/baraldi/

Finalità

The objective of the course is the knowledge of the fundamental laws of electromagnetism and optics. General Physics Parts A and B is a prerequisite. The course is calculus based.

Programma

Current and resistance – Ohm’s law – Drude model – Joule effect – DC Circuits – Electromotive force

The magnetic field – Force on a moving charge and on a current – Torque on a current loop - Hall effect

Magnetic field of a current – Ampère’s law – Force between two currents – Magnetic flux

Magnetic properties of matter – Internal electronic currents and magnetization – Diamagnetism, paramagnetism, and ferromagnetism

Electromagnetic induction and Faraday’s law – Lentz’s law – The current generator -

Self-inductance – inductive circuits – Magnetic field energy – Mutual induction

Displacement current - Ampère-Maxwell’s law

Electromagnetic waves – Types of electromagnetic waves

Maxwell’s equations – Plane waves – Poynting’s vector – The electromagnetic wave spectrum – The speed of light

Ray optics – Reflection and refraction – Lenses and mirrors – Lens systems

Wave optics and Huyghens’ principle – Interference of light – The double slit – Multiple slits –Interference in thin films – Michelson interferometer

Diffraction by narrow slit – Resolving power of a lens – Diffraction grating – Basic spectroscopy – x ray diffraction

Polarization of light – Polarizers – Wave retarders – Brewster angle

The magnetic field – Force on a moving charge and on a current – Torque on a current loop - Hall effect

Magnetic field of a current – Ampère’s law – Force between two currents – Magnetic flux

Magnetic properties of matter – Internal electronic currents and magnetization – Diamagnetism, paramagnetism, and ferromagnetism

Electromagnetic induction and Faraday’s law – Lentz’s law – The current generator -

Self-inductance – inductive circuits – Magnetic field energy – Mutual induction

Displacement current - Ampère-Maxwell’s law

Electromagnetic waves – Types of electromagnetic waves

Maxwell’s equations – Plane waves – Poynting’s vector – The electromagnetic wave spectrum – The speed of light

Ray optics – Reflection and refraction – Lenses and mirrors – Lens systems

Wave optics and Huyghens’ principle – Interference of light – The double slit – Multiple slits –Interference in thin films – Michelson interferometer

Diffraction by narrow slit – Resolving power of a lens – Diffraction grating – Basic spectroscopy – x ray diffraction

Polarization of light – Polarizers – Wave retarders – Brewster angle

Attività d'esercitazione

Exercise sessions will be held during the course.

Modalità d'esame

It is required to pass both a written and an oral examination.

Testi consigliati

Serway & Jewett – Principle of Physics – Wadsworth Publishing