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Degree course in PHYSICS (Codice 2124)
Curriculum\Profile description: PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2021/2022
School:
  • SCHOOL OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Class:
  • Physics (L-30)

credits total:180

Educational objectives
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The 1st cycle Degree course in Physics aims at providing students with a sound basic background in classical and modern physics, open to subsequent refinement in 2nd cycle courses, but enabling anyway graduates to find professional opportunities where familiarity with the scientific method and capability of using innovative methodologies and complex equipment are required. Graduates in Physics should: - Possess good basic groundings in the various sectors of classical and modern physics; and in particular, sound basic knowledge of classical and relativistic mechanics, thermal dynamics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and structure of matter, together with the foundations of nuclear physics and astronomy; - Acquire familiarity with the scientific investigation method and, in particular, with the representation and modelling of physical reality and their testing; - Possess operational and laboratory skills, having learned to carry out laboratory experiments (and to analyse the relevant results) on all the issues of Physics tackled during the degree course and refined through the relevant modules; - Understand mathematical and computer tools and be able to use them, or be able to use the tools of mathematical analysis, algebra and geometry with respect to physics issues, and be able to develop, tune and use computer codes for solving mathematical problems in the context of Physics; - Acquire the capability to operate professionally in specific applicative ambits, such as scientific support to industrial activities and to the cultural heritage, as well as in various activities aiming at the dissemination of scientific culture; - Acquire the capability of using at least one European Union language, besides Italian, in their specific professional field and to exchange general information; students learn (or consolidate) one European Union language, typically English, in a specific module; they also use texts and scientific articles in English, especially in the last course year and in correspondence to the preparation of the final paper; - Possess sound competences and tools for communication and for information management of, being able to prepare exhaustive and quantitative reports on the experiments carried out, to draw short papers to investigate specific issues, to present in oral for, also through the use of computer tools, their works or results, to present in written and oral form and discuss their final paper during a public session; Acquire the capability of working in group, of working with a certain autonomy, namely in the performance of laboratory experiments and in the preparation of the final paper, and to fit easily into work environments. These skills are acquired both in core teachings and in more specific teachings related to specific issues, and are verified during mid-term tests, the discussion of term papers and lab reports, exams, the final examination. Educational activities include lectures and tutorials, laboratory practice, accompanied by an adequate amount of individual study. Through such educational activities, the Degree course aims to provide graduates with the skills in compliance with the objectives laid down in the declaration of the class L-30.
Professional opportunities
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Profile: Physics technician Functions: A graduate of the class L-30 (Physics) may perform the following functions: - observation, measurement and interpretation of the physical properties of a system or a physical event and the related changes, documenting and recording them in a systematic and reliable manner; - processing and analysing of the data deriving from observations and laboratory measurements and ability to put these data in relation with the appropriate theories; - intervention in the solution of various scientific and technological problems, applying his/her own knowledge with respect to basic physics; - research, control of industrial processes and analysis activities in public and private companies; - ability to design and produce instrumentation and educational material for different applications; - professional activity in the technological and industrial field; - professional activities in laboratories in the field of radiation protection (human, environmental and property), telecommunications, remote control of satellite systems; - participation in the management of the activities of public and private research centres, taking care of modelling and analysis activities and their implications. Skills: Graduates in Physics: - know how to apply their knowledge, relating to basic physics, to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems in various areas; - know how to apply their broad spectrum competences in mathematical analysis, algebra, geometry and numerical methods both in the context of specific physical problems and of Physics in general; - possess practical skills in basic physics acquired during laboratory courses; - use laboratory instrumentation safely; - are able to use a scientific method enabling them to study, critically analyse and solve problems even in not strictly physics-related fields; - develop a good propensity for problem solving, through continuous exposure to questions, discussions, problems; - possess information and data processing skills. Professional opportunities: Almost all graduates in Physics (class L-30) continue their studies by enrolling in a 2nd cycle degree course. The acquired competence and skills should however allow them to carry out high-profile technical functions at: - Universities and public and private research institutes and centres; - National and Regional Agencies for the protection of Cultural Heritage and the Environment and the study and prevention of risks; - Study and design laboratories in public and private companies; - Laboratories of quality certification of industrial productions; - Data processing and modelling centres; - high technology companies; - Banking and financial advisory institutions - Measurement laboratories in the industrial and research fields; - Services related to medical and health physics and environmental safety. Finally the degree in class L-30 is the admission requirement for the qualifying exam for the inclusion in the list of qualified experts and in the Board of chemists and physicists recently established. In collaboration with the Centre for Guidance and Tutoring of the University, job placement seminars are periodically organized for 1st and 2nd cycle graduates in Physics, held by representatives of Organizations and Companies, external to the particularly interested in their professional skills.
Final examination features
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To obtain the degree, students must have acquired 180 credits including those relating to the final examination (6 credits). The final test has the objective of assessing the level of maturity and critical skills of the undergraduate, with respect to learning and to the acquired knowledge, on completion of the activities provided by the course syllabus. The final examination consists of a written or oral test, in accordance with the rules fixed every year by the Degree Course Regulations for the final examination, respecting and consistent to the calendar, the ministerial requirements and to the relevant Guidelines of the University.


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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
03687 - GEOMETRY AND ALGEBRA course specifications UGAGLIA (PA) 6.0 1 V A MAT/03
15540 - PHYSICS I course specifications GELARDI (PO) 12.0 Yearly V
FLUIDS, WAVES AND THERMODYNAMICS GELARDI (PO) 6.0 A FIS/01
MECHANICS (*) GELARDI (PO) 6.0 A FIS/01
16672 - PHYSICS I - LABORATORY course specifications AGLIOLO GALLITTO (PA) 12.0 Yearly V
STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS WITH LABORATORY DI SALVO (PO) 6.0 B FIS/05
THEORY OF ERRORS WITH LABORATORY AGLIOLO GALLITTO (PA) 6.0 B FIS/08
17210 - MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS I BRANDOLINI (PO) 12.0 Yearly V
INTRODUCTORY ANALYSIS ISSUES LIVREA (PO) 6.0 A MAT/05
SINGLE VARIABLE DIFFERENTIAL AND INTEGRAL CALCULUS BRANDOLINI (PO) 6.0 A MAT/05
20692 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS - EQUIVALENT TO LEVEL B1 3.0 1 G E
21933 - PROGRAMMING METHODS FOR PHYSICS course specifications MICCICHE' (PA) 6.0 1 V C FIS/07
01788 - CHEMISTRY course specifications GIANNICI (PA) 6.0 2 V A CHIM/03


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
07870 - PHYSICS II course specifications CANNAS (PO) 12.0 Yearly V
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS CANNAS (PO) 6.0 A FIS/01
ELECTROSTATICS AND MAGNETISM CANNAS (PO) 6.0 A FIS/01
10260 - PHYSICS II - LABORATORY course specifications VETRI (PA) 12.0 Yearly V
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS SCIORTINO (RD) 6.0 B FIS/01
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS EXPERIENCES VETRI (PA) 6.0 B FIS/07
13712 - MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS II TSCHINKE (RU) 12.0 Yearly V
DIFFERENTIAL AND INTEGRAL CALCULUS OF MORE VARIABLES TORNATORE (RU) 6.0 A MAT/05
COMPLEX ANALYSIS AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS TSCHINKE (RU) 6.0 A MAT/05
16169 - ANALYTICAL AND RELATIVISTIC MECHANICS course specifications RIZZUTO (RU) 12.0 Yearly V
ANALYTICAL MECHANICS RIZZUTO (RU) 6.0 B FIS/02
RELATIVISTIC MECHANICS MILITELLO (RU) 6.0 B FIS/02
19973 - NUMERICAL METHODS FOR PHYSICS course specifications REALE (PO) 6.0 1 V C MAT/07
Free subjects (suggested) 12.0 D
Subject for path of excellence 30.0 D, F, S


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
14028 - QUANTUM MECHANICS course specifications PASSANTE (PA) 12.0 Yearly V
INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM MECHANICS NAPOLI (PA) 6.0 B FIS/03
HYDROGEN ATOM AND PERTURBATION CALCULUS PASSANTE (PA) 6.0 B FIS/03
14031 - MODERN PHYSICS - LABORATORY course specifications AGNELLO (PA) 6.0 1 V B FIS/01
18182 - INTERNSHIP AND PRACTICE 2.0 1 G S
19745 - PRINCIPLES OF MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR PHYSICS course specifications BAGARELLO (PO) 6.0 1 V C MAT/07
19972 - STRUCTURE OF MATTER course specifications PALMA (PO) 12.0 Yearly V
ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS CICCARELLO (PA) 6.0 B FIS/03
STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS PALMA (PO) 6.0 B FIS/03
01501 - ASTRONOMY course specifications REALE (PO) 6.0 2 V B FIS/05
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 6.0 2 V E
13351 - COMPETENCES RELATED TO THE LABOUR MARKET 1.0 2 G F
14032 - NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS course specifications MARSELLA (PO) 6.0 2 V B FIS/04


Elective activities

Free subjects (suggested) credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
16038 - COMPLEMENTS OF CLASSICAL PHYSICS course specifications GUCCIONE (RU) 6.0 1 V D FIS/01
06895 - HISTORY OF PHYSICS course specifications FAZIO (PA) 6.0 2 V D FIS/08


Subject for path of excellence credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
21953 - INTERNSHIP ACTIVITIES - EXCELLENCE PATH IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES 3.0 1 G S
21954 - OTHER ACTIVITIES AND IN-DEPTH PROJECT - III YEAR - EXCELLENCE PATH IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES 6.0 1 G F
21955 - OTHER ACTIVITIES AND IN-DEPTH PROJECT - II YEAR - EXCELLENCE PATH IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES 9.0 1 G F
21964 - STEREODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF BIOLOGICAL MATTER,FROM MACRO TO NANO-SCALE(*) course specifications VETRI (PA) 3.0 1 V D FIS/07
21965 - COSMOLOGY(*) course specifications DI SALVO (PO) 3.0 1 V D FIS/05
21966 - ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL METHODOLOGIES(*) course specifications AGNELLO (PA) 3.0 1 V D FIS/01
21967 - INTRODUCTION TO LASERS AND PHOTONICS(*) course specifications MESSINA (PA) 3.0 1 V D FIS/01
21968 - PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL IMAGING(*) course specifications MARRALE (PA) 3.0 1 V D FIS/07
21969 - ADVANCED CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS(*) course specifications PASSANTE (PA) 3.0 1 V D FIS/03
21970 - DETERMINISTIC CHAOS(*) course specifications MANTEGNA (PO) 3.0 1 V D FIS/07
21971 - ADVANCES IN MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR PHYSICS(*) course specifications BAGARELLO (PO) 3.0 1 V D MAT/07
21972 - INTRODUCTION TO COSMIC RAY PHYSICS(*) course specifications MARSELLA (PO) 3.0 1 V D FIS/01
21973 - PHYSICS AND INFORMATION(*) course specifications PALMA (PO) 3.0 1 V D FIS/03


Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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