Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Movement science
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Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
First Semester
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Lesson (32 hours)
Voto Finale

Topics of the Physics module (4 CFU)
1. The scientific method
2. An introduction to the kinematics of point-like particles
3. Dynamics of point-like particles: Newton’s laws and conservation theorems (energy and linear momentum)
4. The states of matter
- Rigid body and the statics of body joints
- Statics and dynamics of the ideal fluid. Pills of real fluids.
- The properties of gasses. The state equation of perfect gas.
5. Exchanges of internal energy between bodies: calorimetry and heat flux
6. Electric charges and electrostatics
7. Charges in motion: current, resistance and the transduction of signals.
8. What is light and how it interacts with matter?
- Geometric optics
- Some physical optics (waves)

Buying textbooks is not compulsory. The textbooks quoted below are only proposals, selected either for the rigorous and clear exposition of topics or for the affinity with the course planning and with the student profile (e.g.: the textbooks designed explicitly for general physics courses in biomedical faculties). Any textbook, even of the high school level, can be used by the student for the domestic study, to complement the didactic materials which will be set at the student disposal by the teacher on the e-learning website. Nevertheless, it is strongly advised to have a reference textbook, whatever it be.
The teacher will briefly review the textbooks quoted below during the first lecture. The students are kindly advised not to afford the purchase of a textbook in advance of this date.
- General physics textbooks
R. D Knight, B. Jones, S. Field: “Fondamenti di fisica: un approccio strategico” ed. Piccin – Nuova Libraria (2017). ISBN 882-99-2790-2
R. Wolfson: “Fisica” (Vol. 1) ed. Pearson Paravia – Bruno Mondadori S.p.A. (2008). ISBN 887-19-2429-0
D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker: “Fundamentals of physics – fourth edition” John Wiley and sons, Inc. (1993). ISBN 0-471-57578-X (or subsequent editions).
- Textbooks of physics for biomedical faculties
D. Scannicchio, E. Giroletti: “Elementi di fisica biomedica” ed. EdiSES (2015). ISBN 978-88-7959-887-3
F. Borsa, A. Lascialfari: “Principi di Fisica per indirizzo biomedico e farmaceutico”, seconda edizione, ed. EdiSES (2014). ISBN 978-88-7959-816-3.
- Textbooks with solved exercises and problems of general physics
J. R. Gordon, R. V. McGrew, R. A. Serway, J. W. Jewett, Jr. “Esercizi di fisica. Guida ragionata alla soluzione”ed. EdiSES (2010). ISBN 978-88-7959-556-8.
C. del Papa, M. P. Giordani, G. Giugliarelli “Problemi di fisica con soluzione: meccanica-termodinamica-gravitazione” ed. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana (2014). ISBN 978-88-08-18738-3.
- Textbooks with solved exercises of biomedical physics
R. Cerbino “Problemi di fisica biomedica” ed. EdiSES (2019). ISBN 978-88-33-19039-6
- Additional didactic materials
Once fixed the lectures timetable, the detailed program of the topics treated in each lecture will be promptly published on the e-learning website, each semester.
To favor the acquisition of prerequisites by all students, a short compendium of basic notions of mathematics and physics will be also uploaded on the e-learning platform before the beginning of the course.
After the completion of each topic, a wide panel of exemplary exercises similar to those used in the partial tests on this topic will be also provided on the platform. The solutions to these exercises will be loaded after roughly one month, in order to allow the students to test their preparation autonomously and check ex-post the correctness of their answers.

The main teaching method will be frontal lectures. However, critical and active participation of the students will be fostered by recurring to brain storming activities and involving the students in problem solving activities individually as well as in small groups.
For frontal lectures, the teacher will use:
- Animated logical schemes
- Slide presentations
- Recorded lectures
- Films made by the teacher himself with experimental activities
During the course, on a voluntary basis, some tests to be completed at home will be administrated to the students using the e-learning platform (function QUIZ).

The teacher can be contacted by e-mail or by phone at the number 031 238 6272
The teacher is available to receive students by appointment at his office in Como, via Valleggio 11, or in streaming on Teams.