


Politecnico di Torino  
Anno Accademico 2009/10  
01LQODR, 01LQOAX, 01LQOJA Mechanics 

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Obiettivi dell'insegnamento
This course covers the basic principles of mechanics: vectors, displacement, velocity, accelerations, force, equilibrium, mass, Newton's law, gravitation, work, energy. These arguments will be studied for a single particle, for a system of particles and rigid bodies. The wave mechanics will also be discussed.
The main goal of this course is the learning of the scientific methodology. The course is foundamental for all engineering courses. 
Competenze attese
The student learns how to describe the physics phenomena.

Prerequisiti
It would be better if the student previously attended the Mathematics courses.

Programma
Kinematics in One and Two Dimensions, Vectors and relative velocity. Relative accelerations. Motion with constant and generic accelerations. Dynamics. Forces. Vector dynamics. Newton's Laws. Work, energy and power.
Momentum. Equilibrium. Circular motion. Systems of particles. Center of mass. Dynamics of systems. Rigid body. Gravitation. Potential energy. Coulomb law. Oscillations and waves. Wave mechanics. Sound. Interference. 
Laboratori e/o esercitazioni
Exercises.

Bibliografia
Halliday, Resnick, Walker: Fundamentals of Physics, Wiley
The Feynman Lectures on Physics 
Controlli dell'apprendimento / Modalità d'esame
Examination is both written and oral. Written examination takes place first. The written part is aimed at verifying the basic knowledge of physics. In this part, the student must solve few exercises. Oral examination follows written examination and consists of discussing a subject of syllabus.

Orario delle lezioni 
Statistiche superamento esami 
