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Physics on line

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Physics on line

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Academic year 2022/2023

Course ID
SCB0480
Teacher
Prof. Roberto Cirio (Coordinator)
Year
1st year
Teaching period
First semester
Type
Basic
Credits/Recognition
3
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
FIS/07 - applied physics (a beni culturali, ambientali, biologia e medicina)
Delivery
E-learning
Language
English
Attendance
Optional
Type of examination
Written and oral
Prerequisites
Mathematics and Physics as learnt at College
Propedeutic for
Physics is not officially propedeutic for any other course. But I think it is very fair to say that the skills acquired in the Physics course allow the best assimilation of the concepts taught during the second year in the Physiology course, and in several other courses of the following years.
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Sommario del corso

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Course objectives

The Student will acquire the tools of analysis necessary for a reasonable understanding of the physical phenomena involved in life sciences.

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Results of learning outcomes

The goal of Physics teaching is to be able to correctly analyze and solve a complex problem, as experienced in clinics every day. Being able to use the Scientific Method and to handle easily an order of magnitude calculations and factorization of solutions is the first goal. Once this is obtained, it is time to acquire the basics of all the physical laws that underlie medical phenomena. At the end of the teaching, Students will be able to use the physical laws and the mathematical tools all along most of the subjects that will be part of the Medicine and Surgery Course and Specialization School.

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Program

  • Physics and physical measures, dimensional analysis and significant digits, conversions.
  • Vectors.
  • 2D kinematics.
  • Newton's laws, friction, tension and pulleys, Springs and Hooke’s law.
  • Work and energy.
  • Momentum and impulse.
  • Rotational kinematics.
  • Biomechanics (torque, static equilibrium, levers, elasticity, stress and strain).
  • Ideal and real fluids (Bernoulli’s theorem, applications, viscosity, hydrodynamic resistance, Stoke’s law, centrifuges).
  • Molecular phenomena (surface tension, Laplace’s law, applications).
  • Thermal physics (temperature, heat and work; conduction, convection, radiation; equation of state for gases; applications; kinetic theory of gases; the laws of thermodynamics).
  • Diffusion and osmosis.
  • Electrical phenomena (Coulomb’s law, electric field, electric potential, capacitance, electric currents and circuits, charge and discharge of a capacitor, applications).
  • Magnetism, the cyclotron.
  • Waves and sound, stationary waves, Doppler effect.
  • Fourier, electromagnetic waves.
  • Geometrical and physical optics (lenses, interference, diffraction).
  • Basis of Radiation Protection, Application of radiation in medicine (X-ray production, interaction of electrons with matter, interaction of X-rays with matter, radiological images).
  • Basis of Radiation Protection, Nucleus and radioactivity (nuclear decays, law of radioactive decay, interaction of radiation with matter, applications).
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Course delivery

IMPORTANT

1) The Students who have Physics ALO/OFA (Additional Learning Obligations/Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi) cannot use Physics Online. They have to follow the Physics Course in presence, that is carried out during the 2nd semester.

2) The Students that do not have Physics ALO/OFA and decide to follow Physics Online must sit the exam in presence either in December or in February. If they do not succeed in December or February, they have to follow the Physics Course in presence, that is carried out during the 2nd semester.

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The Physics Online Course has to be followed on the start@unito platform (https://start.unito.it/).

It is a self paced Course; this means that the Student can follow it with her/his timing.

After having followed the Course (Theory and Exercises), the Student has to undertake the Online Exam, that is mandatory to access the Exam in presence. In the following section (Learning assessment methods) it is described in detail how the Exam in presence is held.


Any questions, please send me an email: roberto.cirio@unito.it

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Learning assessment methods

I very very strongly suggest you sit it as soon as possible (June/July or, AT LATEST, September). It is important that you sit Physics before starting the second year, so that you can take advantage of the things we learn and that you will use in the other Courses. The sooner, the better!

Suggestions to succeed at the Physics exam:

  • study the Theory
  • be sure to be able to apply Theory solving Exercises.  See them on Moodle (activities, assignments, written tests of previous years).

Written exam: you can find on the Moodle of the Physics course examples of the written tests of last year. This way you can easily understand the flavour of the written test you will undergo.

If you succeed in the written test (that is, a grade equal to or higher than 18), you must sit the oral exam.

Oral exam: I will ask 3 questions (one of them on a subject chosen by you). The 3 questions will start describing things as usual (as an example, I might ask: "Talk about Surface tension.").

The final grade will be the mean value of the grade obtained at the written and the grade obtained at the oral.


Any questions, please send me an email: roberto.cirio@unito.it

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Support activities

At any time Students can ask for meetings (in the presence or via Webex) to work together on specific problems and items.

Suggested readings and bibliography



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Libro
Titolo:  
Physics
Anno pubblicazione:  
2017
Editore:  
Pearson
Autore:  
Walker J. S.
ISBN  
Note testo:  

e-Book (once in the web page, write Walker in the search tab): J. S. Walker - Physics

Obbligatorio:  
No


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Libro
Titolo:  
College Physics
Anno pubblicazione:  
2019
Editore:  
Mc Graw Hill
Autore:  
Giambattista A.
ISBN  
Note testo:  

e-Book (once in the web page, write Giambattista in the search tab): A. Giambattista - College Physics

Obbligatorio:  
No


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Libro
Titolo:  
Physics
Anno pubblicazione:  
2017
Editore:  
Pearson
Autore:  
Giancoli D.C.
ISBN  
Obbligatorio:  
No


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Libro
Titolo:  
College Physics
Anno pubblicazione:  
2017
Editore:  
Cengage
Autore:  
Serway R.A., Vuille C.
Obbligatorio:  
No


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Libro
Titolo:  
Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology
Anno pubblicazione:  
2010
Editore:  
Springer
Autore:  
Hobbie R.K., Roth B.J.
ISBN  
Note testo:  
Obbligatorio:  
No


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Libro
Titolo:  
Physics of the human body
Anno pubblicazione:  
2016
Editore:  
Springer
Autore:  
Herman I.P.
ISBN  
Note testo:  

e-Book (downloadable PDF): Herman I.P. - Physics of the human body

Obbligatorio:  
No
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IMPORTANT

If you already own a Physics book from the Secondary School, do ask me whether it is suitable for this Course



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