Università degli Studi di Pavia

Dipartimento di Matematica ''F. Casorati''

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General Physics 1

Professors:
Riccardi Cristina
Year:
2015/2016
Course code:
500313
ECTS:
9
SSD:
FIS/01
DM:
270/04
Lessons:
72
Period:
II semester
Language:
Italian

Objectives

The course aims at providing the basics of mechanics and thermodynamics. The kinematics and dynamics of the motion of a material point and of more complex systems will be presented. The laws of the thermodynamics will be discussed and analysed from both macroscopic and microscopic points of view.

Teaching methods

Lessons with pratical examples

Examination

Written and oral evaluation

Prerequisites

Analysis I

Syllabus

Kinematics of the material point: uniform linear motion, uniform accelerated motion, circular motion, harmonic motion and dumped oscillations. Relative motions.
The three laws of dynamics. Force fields, potential energy, non-conservative force-fields (friction).The momentum theorem and the kinetic energy theorem; the mechanical energy, momentum and angular momentum conservation laws.
Dynamics of particle systems: König's theorems: angular momentum and kinetic energy, collisions between particles.
Dynamics of rigid bodies: momentum of inertia, Huygens-Steiner theorem, pure rolling motion. Gravitation laws.
Introduction to ideal fluid mechanics: statics and dynamics.
Thermodynamic systems and thermodynamic equilibrium. Zeroth law of thermodynamics. Definition and measurement of the temperature. The state equation for the ideal gas. Kinetic theory of the ideal gas. The state equation of the real gas.
First law of thermodynamics: work in thermodynamic systems, heat, internal energy. Specific heats. Calorimeters, phase transitions and heat transfer.
Second law of thermodynamics. Carnot cycle and theorem. Heat engines.
Clausius theorem and entropy. Entropy calculations. Irreversible thermodynamic processes. Introduction to the third Law of thermodynamics.

Bibliography

P.Mazzoldi, M.Nigro,C.Voci: "Fisica-Volume I", Edises, second edition


Dipartimento di Matematica ''F. Casorati''

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