Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Physics
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
First Semester
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There are no prerequisites, except the basic knowledge of calculus and classical mechanics acquired during the first year of the Bachelor’s Degree Program.

The exam will be both written and oral. The written test will consist of 4 exercises (2 of them for each module) and will last 3 hours. For each academic year, at least six written exam sessions will be organized. In order to have access to the oral examination, the students have to pass the written test first. In the exercises of the written test, the students can be asked to give some theoretical explanations and demonstrations. Each exercise will consist of more than one question. A proper score will be attributed to each exercise, as directly indicated in the text itself. The sum of the scores of each exercise will be equal to 30/30.
For the evaluation of the written test the criteria that will be adopted are the following in decreasing order:
- The correctness and the explanation of the strategies used to solve the problems
- The physical reliability of the obtained results
- The correctness of the calculations and of the final results
- The proper use of the technical language and of the units of measurements.
The written text will be considered passed with a score of at least 16/30.
During the oral exam the students will be asked to answer questions about both modules by the two teachers. First of all, the students will be asked to comment on their errors in the written text, if any. Then, the students will have to answer 4 or 5 questions about both modules. In particular, they have to perform some demonstrations and calculations. The final mark will be given on the basis of the marks obtained both in the written test and in the oral exam. The weight assigned to the written part is 1/3, while that of the oral exam is 2/3. The exam is considered passed if the weighted average is at least equal to 18/30. To obtain full marks, the students have to provide a written test without any errors and have to answer quite difficult questions and perform non-trivial calculations during the oral exam.

Voto Finale

The Course is aimed at providing the basic knowledge of Electromagnetism. The classical theory of electromagnetic phenomena is one of the main pillars of any Bachelor’s Degree Course in Physics. Indeed, the Course intends to contribute to the formation of the professional profile provided by the Bachelor’s Degree Program in Physics both in terms of basic Physics knowledge and of development of mathematical models for the description of the physical phenomena. The course is divided into two modules: the first module is devoted to Electrostatics and Magnetostatics and it is delivered by Prof. Allevi, while the second module is devoted to classical electrodynamics and is delivered by Prof. Haardt. For the academic year 2020/2021 the two modules will be delivered during the first term one after the other.

At the end of the Course, the students will be able to:
- Identify the electrostatics and magnetostatics physical phenomena and their applications
- Distinguish the phenomena described by the classical electrodynamics, especially the radiative processes generated by non-relativistic moving charges
- Recognize the Physics that lies behind Maxwell’s equation
- Independently solve a large variety of problems and exercises connected to electromagnetic phenomena by clearly explaining the chosen physics laws and all the adopted steps.