


Politecnico di Torino  
Academic Year 2006/07  
01AWRDI, 01AWREG Physics 

1st degree and Bachelorlevel of the Bologna process in Logistics And Production Engineering  Torino 1st degree and Bachelorlevel of the Bologna process in Business Organization Engineering  Torino 





Objectives of the course
The aim of the course is to introduce the basic concepts on the classical physics devolving a special attention to several technological physical applications in mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism.

Prerequisites
Mathematical analysis

Syllabus
Basic concepts on metrology. Straightline kinematics; motion in a plane; Newton's laws, forces and static equilibrium; particle dynamics, force and conservation of momentum; relative inertial frames and noninertial force; work, potential energy and conservation of energy; rigid bodies and rotational dynamics; vibrational motion; conservation of angular momentum; central force motions; fluid mechanics.
Basic concepts on thermodynamics. Introduction to electromagnetism and electrostatics: electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric structure of matter; conductors and dielectrics. Concepts of electrostatic field and potential, electrostatic energy. Electric currents, magnetic fields and Ampere's law. Magnetic materials. Timevarying fields and Faraday's law of induction. Basic electric circuits. Electromagnetic waves and Maxwell's equations. Basic concepts on optics. 
Laboratories and/or exercises
Exercises and application of topics studied during lectures.

Bibliography
 Serway, Jewett: Principles of Physics, Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.
 Halliday, Resnick, Walker: Fundamental of Physics, John Wiley & Sons.  Pasquarelli: Lecture notes on mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism.  Lavagno: Problems on mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism. 
Revisions / Exam
written and oral examination.

