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Physics C ( 5 CFU )
Prof. Laura Romano'
          E-mail. laura.romano@unipr.it

To stress and clarify the importance of the method of Physical Sciences and to help acquiring the knowledge of classic electromagnetic phenomena highlighting today applied physics resources.

static magnetic fields
introduction to magnetic interactions (see Mazzoldi p.227)
the magnetic field B; the magnetic force
Lorentz’s force; motion of charged particles in static electric and magnetic fields
Hall effect
Magnetic forces on conducting wires and rings
magnetic dipole moment
potential energy of a conducting ring in magnetic field

origin of the magnetic interaction
interactions between magnets and conducting rings
magnetic field due to a charges flux
The Biot-Savart’s law
Interactions between parallel conducting electric wires;
Electromagnetic gun
The Ampere’s law and magnetic field calculations

Faraday’s law
induced electric currents: Faraday’s law; Lenz’s law
e.m. induction and energy exchanges
induced electric fields
inductance; magnetic flux and induced current
self induced electromotive force;
RL circuits; magnetic energy density

magnetic fields inside the matter
the magnetic flux and the Gauss’s law for magnetic fields
terrestrial magnetic field
magnetic fields inside the matter; magnetism and electrons
magnetic materials: dia- para- and ferro-magnetic materials
induced magnetic fields; displacement current
Maxwell’s equations

time-dependent electromagnetic fields
LC oscillations and damping
a.c. currents
forced oscillations e resonance
RLC (series) circuits
electric power in a.c. circuits; transformers

electromagnetic waves
waves (see Mazzoldi p. 465)
the spectrum of e.m. waves;
wave motion
energy transfer; Poynting’s vector
radiation pressure

nature of light and propagation rules
reflection and refraction;
chromatic dispersion
total reflection;
Brewster’s law

Geometric Optics
Mirrors and images
spherical dioptres
thin lenses
optical systems

wave like behaviour of light and energy balance
energy preservation in light reflection and refraction (see Mazzoldi p. 578);
Lambert ‘s law on wave intensity attenuation (see Mazzoldi p. 544)
Young’s experiment; coherence
Interference phenomena from thin layers

Attività d'esercitazione
Joint exercises in class (45%) and individual tests (5%) (in itinere) directed to solve and clarify problems and questions accurately selected among the most suitable to verify correct learning of lectures (50%).

Modalità d'esame
With “in itinere” positive results evaluation will be assigned at the of semester and recorded within January. Otherwise the assessment method consists of a selective written exam and (when required by the examining staff) an oral discussion.


Testi consigliati
Halliday, Resnick, Walker "Fondamenti di FISICA" (El-Magn-Ottica) V edizione, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano.
Halliday, Resnick, Walker "Fondamenti di FISICA" (single volume), Casa Editrice Ambrosiana.
R. A. Serway, "Principi di Fisica ", Casa editrice EdiSES (English version available).

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