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Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

24 hours lectures + 24 hours exercises


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^ Course code: 50900585

Course title: Numerical Methods

Type of course: lecture and computer laboratory

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 2nd

Duration: trimester

Period: 1° Trimester - Autumn (Oct-Dec)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: V. Carbone

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should learn how to use a computer to numerically solve differential equations such as that used to study fluid-dynamics.


Prerequisites:

Differential Calculus (50900381)

Integral Calculus (50900382)

Differential Equations (50900583: should be followed simultaneously)


^ Course contents:

Numerical methods for fluid equations. Finite differences. Compact differences. Spectral and pseudo-spectral methods. Numerical equations for kinetic equations. Particle- and Monte Carlo simulations.


Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

24 hours lectures + 24 hours exercises


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^ Course code: 50900021

Course title: Analytical Mechanics

Type of course: lectures

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 2nd

Duration: trimester

Period: 1° Trimester - Autumn (Oct-Dec)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: G. Zimbardo

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: written and oral exams

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should understand the Lagrange and Hamiltonian formulation of classical mechanics.


Prerequisites:

Mechanics (50900386)

Supplements to Mechanics (50900387)

Differential Equations (50900583: should be followed simultaneously)


^ Course contents:

Principle of virtual works. Lagrange’s equations. Principle of minimum action. Conservation theorems and symmetries. Hamilton’s equations. Canonical transformations. Hamilton-Jacobi’s equations. Lagrangian of a relativistic particle. Relativistic formulation of Hamilton’s equations.


^ Recommended reading:

H. Goldstein. Classical Mechanics.

L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshits. Mechanics.


Notes:

24 hours lectures + 24 hours exercises


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^ Course code: 50900577

Course title: Electrostatics and Magnetostatics

Type of course: lectures

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 2nd

Duration: trimester

Period: 1° Trimester - Autumn (Oct-Dec)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: A. Oliva

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: written and oral exams

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should understand the properties of electric and magnetic fields, their sources and their behavior in vacuum and in matter.


Prerequisites:

Mechanics (50900386)

Differential Equations (50900583: should be followed simultaneously)


^ Course contents:

Electricity. Coulomb’s force. Superposition principle. Electric fields. Electric potential. Electric field in conductors. Electrostatic energy. Electrostatic equations. Dielectrics. Currents. Ohm’s Laws. Energy dissipation in a resistor. Magnetic force within an electric wire. Lorentz’s law. Magnetostatic equations. Potential vectors. Coulomb’s gauge. Poisson’s equation. Biot and Savart’s Law . Ampere’s Theorem. Motion of a charged particle in a magnetic field.


^ Recommended reading:

M. Alonso, E.J. Finn. Fundamental University Physics, Volume II. Inter European Editions: Amsterdam, 1974


Notes:

24 hours lectures + 24 hours exercises


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^ Course code: 50900584

Course title: Mathematical Methods for Physics

Type of course: lectures

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 2nd

Duration: trimester

Period: 2° Trimester - Winter (January - March)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: G. Nistico`

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: written and oral exams

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should be able to handle functions of complex variable and calculate integrals within complex planes. They should be able to derive ordinary and partial differential equations relevant in physics.


Prerequisites:

Differential Calculus (50900381)

Integral Calculus (50900382)

Differential Equations (50900583)


^ Course contents:

Functions of a complex variable. Integration on the complex plane. Ordinary differential equations with singular points. Fourier and Laplace transformation. Differential equations with partial derivatives. Helmholtz equation. Diffusion equations. Legendre polynomials, spherical harmonics. Hermite polynomials. Use of eigenvalues and eigenvectors for solving differential equations with partial derivatives.


^ Recommended reading:


Notes:

24 hours lectures + 24 hours exercises


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Course code: 50900578

Course title: Electromagnetism

^ Type of course: lectures

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 2rd

Duration: trimester

Period: 2° Trimester - Winter (January - March)

Number of credits: 2

Name of Lecturer: A. Oliva

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: written and oral exams

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should understand the covariant formulation of Maxwell equations and the derivation of wave equations from them. Moreover, they should learn to characterize the properties of electromagnetic waves as a function of their source and the medium within which they propagate.


Prerequisites:

Electrostatic and Magnetostatic (50900577)

Differential Equation (50900583)

^ Course contents:

Faraday’s laws. Equation for the rotor of magnetic fields. Displacement currents. Maxwell equations. Covariant formulation of Maxwell equations. Poynting’s Theorem. Wave equations. Lorentz gauge. Retarded and anticipated solutions for potentials. Spherical wave. Oscillating dipole. Scattering of light in dipole approximations. Rayleigh’s scattering. Thompson’s cross section.


^ Recommended reading:

M. Alonso, E.J. Finn. Fundamental University Physics, Volume II. Inter European Editions: Amsterdam, 1974


Notes:

24 hours lectures + 24 hours exercises


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^ Course code: 50900127

Course title: Fluid Mechanics

Type of course: lectures plus computer laboratory

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 2nd

Duration: trimester

Period: 2° Trimester - Winter (January - March)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: V. Carbone

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should learn the basic equations of fluid-dynamics and understand how they can be solved numerically, with the help of a computer.


Prerequisites:

Differential equations (50900583)

Electrostatic and Magnetostatic (50900577)


^ Course contents:

Continuous description of matter. Stress and deformation tensors. Navier-Stokes’ equations. Bernoulli’s Theorem. Laminar solutions of fluid equations. Collective instabilities. Couette’s instability and rotative fluids. Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. Non-linear effects and Lorentz system. Deterministic chaos and transitions to chaos. Fully developed turbulence. Intermittence. Anisotropic fluid and magnetofluids.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

24 hours lectures + 24 hours exercises


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Course code: 50900579

Course title: Wave Phenomena

^ Type of course: lectures

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 2nd

Duration: trimester

Period: 3° Trimester Spring (April - June)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: A. Oliva

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: writen and oral exams

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should understand the properties of waves, with particular attention to electromagnetic waves and their properties of reflection, refraction, interference and diffraction.


Prerequisites:

Electromagnetism (50900578)

Fluid Mechanics (50900127: strongly suggested)


^ Course contents:

Wave equations. Elastic waves. Waves in fluids. Electromagnetic waves in vacuum. Plane monochromatic waves. Geometrical optics. Reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction. Electromagnetic waves in matter. Group velocity. Light dispersion. Light polarization. Guides of electromagnetic waves. Oscillating cavities.


^ Recommended reading:

M. Alonso, E.J. Finn. Fundamental University Physics, Volume II. Inter European Editions: Amsterdam, 1974


Notes:

24 hours lectures + 24 hours exercises


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^ Course code: 50900436

Course title: Introduction to Quantum Physics

Type of course: lectures

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 2nd

Duration: trimester

Period: 3° Trimester Spring (April - June)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: A. Papa

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: written and oral exams

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should understand the fundamental experiments which lead to the appearance of quantization in atomic physics. They should learn the principles of quantum mechanics, through the formalism of wave mechanics.


Prerequisites:

Differential Calculus (50900381)

Integral Calculus (50900382)

Differential Equations (50900583: should be followed simultaneously)

Mathematical Methods for Physics (50900584)

Mechanics (50900386)

Electrostatic and Magnetostatic (50900581)

Electromagnetism (50900578)

Wave phenomena (50900579: students are strongly advised to follow this simultaneously)


^ Course contents:

Quantization in light (black body, photoelectric effect, the Compton effect) and in matter (Bohr’s atom, Franck-Hertz’s experiment, Stern-Gerlach’s experiment). Young’s double-slit experiment. De Broglie’s hypothesis of matter waves. Heisenberg indetermination. Principles of quantum wave mechanics. Schrödinger’s equation. One-dimensional systems. Harmonic oscillators. Introduction of orbital angular momentum and spherical harmonics.


^ Recommended reading:

A. Messiah. Quantum Mechanics

M. Born. Atomic Physics

L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshits. Quantum Mechanics,

L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshits. Nonrelativistic Theory

J.J. Sakurai. Modern Quantum Mechanics


Notes:

24 hours lectures + 24 hours exercises


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^ Course code: 50900588

Course title: Statistical Mechanics

Type of course: lectures

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 2nd

Duration: trimester

Period: 3° Trimester Spring (April - June)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: P. Veltri

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: written and oral exams

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should understand the theory of ensembles and the connection between thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.


Prerequisites:

Analytical Mechanics (50900021)


^ Course contents:

Phase space. Liouville equation. Quantization of phase space. Ensemble theory. Microcanonical, canonical and grancanonical ensembles. Partition function. Statistical definition of thermodynamic variables and potentials. State equations of an ideal gas. State equations of a real gas. BBJGKY hierarchy. Boltzmann’s equation. H-theorem.


^ Recommended reading:


Notes:

24 hours lectures + 24 hours exercises (the latter includes some computer-work)


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Course code: 50900592

Course title: Nuclei and particles

^ Type of course: lectures

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 3rd

Duration: trimester

Period: 1° Trimester - Autumn (Oct-Dec)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: E. Lamanna

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: written and oral exams

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should understand the main properties underlying the fundamental interactions between elementary particles and become familiar with models used to describe the structure of the nucleus.


Prerequisites:

Introduction to Quantum Physics (50900436)


^ Course contents:

Cross sections. Inclusive reactions and their characteristic spectra. Fundamental interactions and coupling constants. Nuclear structure. Nuclear form factors. Binding energy. Nuclear models. Elements of nuclear instability. Structure of sub-nuclear particles. Introduction to elementary particle physics. Form factors and structure functions. The Quark model.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises


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Course code: 50900598

Course title: Advanced Mathematical Methods

^ Type of course: lectures

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 3rd

Duration: trimester

Period: 2° Trimester - Winter (January - March)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer:

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: written and oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should understand the properties of Hilbert spaces and the operators acting on them, with special reference to the connection of these operators with observables in quantum mechanics.


Prerequisites:

Geometry (50900383)

Linear Algebra (50900384)

Mathematical Methods for Physics (50900584)


^ Course contents:

Spaces with internal products. The Norm. Hilbert spaces. Riesz lemma. Orthogonal projectors. Orthonormal bases. Dual of a Hilbert space. Riesz Theorem. Operators in Hilbert spaces. Limited operators, Hermitian operators. Matrix representation. Unitary and isometric operators. Spectral properties of operators in Hilbert spaces. Spectral Theorem. Physical applications.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

24 hours lectures + 24 hours exercises


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Course code: 50900597

Course title: Quantum Mechanics

^ Type of course: lectures

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 3rd

Duration: trimester

Period: 2° Trimester - Winter (January - March)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: R. Alzetta

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: written or oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should learn the Dirac formalism for quantum mechanics and use it to study quantum systems such as the harmonic oscillator and the hydrogen atom.


Prerequisites:

Introduction to Quantum Physics (50900436)

Advanced Mathematical Methods (5090098: students are strongly advised to follow this course simultaneously


^ Course contents:

Mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics. Schrödinger and Heisenberg pictures. States and observables. Bras and kets. Matrix representation. Theory of angular momentum. Particle in a central potential. Hydrogen atom. Intrinsic angular momentum (spin). Addition of angular momenta. Harmonic oscillator with the operator formalism. Two-state systems. Time-dependent perturbations.


^ Recommended reading:

J.J. Sakurai. Modern Quantum Mechanics


Notes:

24 hours lectures + 24 hours exercises


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Course code: 50901075

Course title: Advanced Mathematical Analysis

^ Type of course: lectures

Level of course: Advanced Level Course

Year of study: 1st

Duration: trimester

Period: 1° Trimester - Autumn (Oct-Dec)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer:

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: written and oral exams

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should understand the formal theory of integration and differential equations.


Prerequisites:

Differential Calculus (50900381)

Integral Calculus (50900382)

Differential Equations (50900583)


^ Course contents:

Riemann and Lebesgue integration. Jordan measure. Lebesgue measure . Systems of ordinary differential equations. The Cauchy Theorem of existence and unicity . Qualitative studies of differential equations: selected problems.


Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises


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^ Course code:

Course title: Inelastic Scattering

Type of course: lectures

Level of course: Advanced Level Course

Year of study: 1st

Duration: trimester

Period: 1° Trimester - Autumn (Oct-Dec)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: G. Susinno

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should learn relativistic kinematics and dynamics and acquire a phenomenological understanding of fundamental interactions, their properties and be able to describe these with Feymann diagrams.


Prerequisites:

Introduction to Quantum Physics (50900436)

Particles and Nuclei (50900592)


^ Course contents:

The principles of special relativity. Lorentz covariant formulation of electrodynamics. Gauge invariance. Quantum electrodynamics (QED). Feynamn rules of QED. Tree-level cross section in QED. Quantum chromodynamics. Parton’s model. Deep inelastic scattering. Proton structure functions.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises


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Course code: 50901781

Course title: Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics

^ Type of course: lectures

Level of course: Advanced Level Course

Year of study: 1st

Duration: trimester

Period: 2° Trimester - Winter (January - March)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: E. Lamanna

Teaching methods: lecures

Assessment methods: oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should learn the phenomenology of fundamental interactions in more detail and become familiar with the models which describe the structure of nuclei and the quark structure of hadrons.


Prerequisites:

Particles and Nuclei (50900592)


^ Course contents:

The Quark model. Color interactions. Matter instability. Weak interactions. Symmetry breaking. Elements of the Standard Model. Multiparticulate structures : positronium, quarkonium, particles, nuclei. Connection between micro- and macrocosm.


Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises


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^ Course code:

Course title: Advanced Mathematics for Physics

Type of course: lectures

Level of course: Advanced Level Course

Year of study: 1st

Duration: trimester

Period: 2° Trimester - Winter (January - March)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: G.. Nistico`

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: written and oral exams

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should learn the basics of group theory for physics, the theory of representation of groups and the theory of distributions.


Prerequisites:

Mathematical Methods of Physics (50900584)

Advanced Mathematical Methods (50901075)


^ Course contents:

Group theory. Theory of group representation. Schur’s lemma. Lie groups. Infinitesimal generators. Lorentz groups. Poincaré group . Distribution theory. Green’s functions. Dispersion relations.


Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises


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^ Course code:

Course title: Theory of Free Relativistic Fields

Type of course: lecture

Level of course: Advanced Level Course

Year of study: 1st

Duration: trimester

Period: 3° Trimester Spring (April - June)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: R. Fiore

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should understand the foundations of relativistic field theory, both classical and quantum, in the absence of interactions.


Prerequisites:

Advanced Quantum Mechanics


Course contents:

Classical and quantum Lagrangian field theory. Symmetries and conservation laws. Real and complex scalar fields. Electromagnetic fields. Dirac field. Covariant commutation relations. Propagator theory.


^ Recommended reading:

Ryder. Quantum Field Theory

Mandl and Shaw. Quantum Field Theory


Notes:

32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises


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^ Course code:

Course title: Unification of Fundamental Interactions

Type of course: lecture

Level of course: Advanced Level Course

Year of study: 1st

Duration: trimester

Period: 3° Trimester Spring (April - June)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: G. Susinno

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should learn the Standard Model of fundamental interactions in a unified way based on the gauge symmetry.


Prerequisites:

Inelastic Scattering


Course contents:

Spontaneous symmetry breaking. Goldstone bosons. Higgs mechanism. Weak interaction phenomenology. Interaction of electromagnetic and weak interactions. The Standard Model of fundamental interactions.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises


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Course code:

Course title: Field Quantization and Quantum Statistics

^ Type of course: lecture

Level of course: Advanced Level Course

Year of study: 1st

Duration: trimester

Period: 3° Trimester Spring (April - June)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: R.. Alzetta

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

This course is addressed to all students, not only those oriented towards nuclear or particle physics. Students should learn the basics of the field quantization and of quantum statistical mechanics.


Prerequisites:

Advanced Quantum Mechanics


^ Course contents:

Harmonic oscillator with the operator formalism. Coupled oscillators. Phonons. Coherent states of the harmonic oscillator. Systems of indistinguishable particles. Fock’s space. Density matrix. Field operators. Field quantization. Quantum statistics. Bose and Fermi’s ideal gas. Critical phenomena. Response and Green’s functions, propagators. Propagators in the formulation of functional integration.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises


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Course code: 50900593

Course title: Stars and Galaxies

^ Type of course: lectures

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 3rd

Duration: trimester

Period: 1° Trimester - Autumn (Oct-Dec)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: G. ZIMBARDO, V.CARBONE

Teaching methods: lectures, data analysis by computer

Assessment methods: Written (3 hours) plus oral exams

Language of instruction: Italian-English if requested


^ Objective of course:

Students should understand the basic concepts of astrometry, the classification schemes for stars and galaxies, the main features of star formation and evolution in relation to relevant physical laws.


Prerequisites:

Fluid Mechanics (50900127)

Introduction to Quantum Physics (50900436)


^ Course contents:

This course covers the basic concepts of astrometry such as apparent and absolute brightness, color indexes, the Hertzsprung Russell diagram, absorption lines and black body radiation. In addition the solar structure, star formation and Jeans mass and instability are also addressed as is the production of energy in the star nucleus and the equations of stellar structure. Dimensional analysis and scaling laws for main sequence stars, star evolution, white dwarfs, red giants, supernovae and neutron stars are considered at an introductory level. The quantum principles of indetermination and of exclusion are considered in connection with Chandrasekhar mass limit. Pulsars as neutron stars, the solar cycle and

variability, and data analysis in the solar wind are addressed. The structure of the Milky Way and

the local group of galaxies are described. Galactic coordinates, galactic rotation, missing mass

are discussed, as well as the Hubble law of galaxy motion and the critical mass density of

the universe.


^ Recommended reading:

Abell. Introduction to Astronomy


Notes:

There are 36 h of lectures and 12 of laboratory.


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Course code: 50901137

Course title: Laboratory of Electronics

^ Type of course: Lectures and laboratory

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 2nd

Duration: trimester

Period: 3° Trimester Spring (April - June)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: Carlo Versace (lectures) - Riccardo Barberi (laboratory)

Teaching methods: Lectures and laboratory

Assessment methods: Circuits practice and written examination - 3 hours

^ Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should understand the basics of laboratory electronics and the combinatorial and sequential logic networks. They should be able to design and build basic analogue electronic circuits (amplifiers, converters and oscillators) using operational amplifiers. They should be able to analyze and simplify combinatorial logic functions and to implement them using logic circuits.


Prerequisites:

Electromagnetism (50900578)

Laboratory of Electromagnetism (50900581)

Electronic Techniques and Devices (50900454)


^ Course contents:

Theory and applications of operational amplifiers (theory 4 hours + laboratory 6 hours). Characteristics of electronic amplifiers: stability and oscillations (theory 2h).

Systems and codes of numeration (theory 2h).

The Boole's algebraic, logic gates (theory 4h + lab 3h).

Logic circuits and arithmetical operations (theory 2h + lab 3h).

multiplexers (theory 2h + lab 3h).

logic families and their characteristics (theory 2h).

Flip-flop circuits (theory 2h + lab 3h).

Elements of sequential circuit networks (theory 4h + lab 2h).


^ Recommended reading:

J.Millman and A. Grabel. Microelectronica (2d Ed.). McGraw-Hill (Italian or English version).

W.Kleitz. Digital electronics. Prentice Hall.


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^ Course code: 50900454

Course title: Electronic Techniques and Devices

Type of course: Lectures and laboratory

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 2nd

Duration: trimester

Period: 2° Trimester - Winter (January - March)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: Carlo Versace (lectures and laboratory)

Teaching methods: Lectures and laboratory

Assessment methods: Circuits practice and written examination - 3 hours

^ Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

Students should understand the principles of electronic techniques, the elementary principles of semiconductor physics of electric currents in semiconductors and junctions. They should understand the working principles of single- and double-junction electronic devices. Students should be able to properly use basic laboratory electronics (ammeters, voltmeters, ohmmeters, oscilloscopes), to design and build basic electric circuits (voltage partitors and filters, resonant circuits) and elementary electronic circuits involving junction diodes and transistors.


Prerequisites:

Electromagnetism (50900578:

Laboratory of Electromagnetism (50900581)


^ Course contents:

Elements of the theory of electronic circuits (6 hours theory + 12 hours laboratory).

Elements of the physics of semiconductors (2h theory).

The p-n junction, diodes, elements of opto-electronics (5h theory + 6h lab).

The bipolar junction transistor (5h theory + 3h lab).

Transistor amplifiers (4h theory + 6h lab).

JFET, MESFET, MOSFET (2h theory)


^ Recommended reading:

J. Millman and A. Grabel. Microelectronica (2d Ed.). McGraw-Hill, IT

P. Horowitz, W Hill. The Art of Electronics (2d Ed.). Cambridge University Press

L.O. Chua, C.A. Desoer, E.S. Kuh, Linear and Nonlinear Circuits. McGraw-Hill, UK

C.A. Desoer, E.S. Kuh. Basic Circuit Theory. McGraw-Hill, UK


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^ Course code: 50901832

Course title: Biophysics

Type of course: lecture

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 3rd

Duration: trimester

Period: 1° Trimester - Autumn (Oct-Dec)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: L. Sportelli

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Prerequisites:

Introduction to Quantum Physics (50900436)


Course contents:

Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Structure and properties of biological macromolecules: Nucleic acids, Proteins (amino acids, peptide bond, 310-, p-, -helix and -strand secondary structures). Transport proteins. Biomembranes. Liotropic and thermotropic phase behavior of lecithin/water model systems. Chemical-physics properties of water. Weak interactions in biological systems. Diffusion theory and applications. Introduction to biospectroscopies: UV-VIS optical absorption. Electronic transitions of DNA and Protein monomers. Prosthetic groups. Fluorescence of biomolecules. Raman spectroscopy. Electron spin resonance spectroscopy. Applications.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises


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Course code:

Course title: Biological Materials

^ Type of course: lecture plus laboratory

Level of course: Advanced Level Course

Year of study: 1st Elective

Duration: trimester

Period: 1° Trimester - Autumn (Oct-Dec)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer:

Teaching methods: lectures and laboratory

Assessment methods: oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Prerequisites:

Biophysics (50901832)


Course contents:

Supramolecular systems. Properties of surfactants and lipid molecules. Self-assembling lipid molecules. Lyotropic and thermotropic properties. Physical properties of double layers. Sterically stabilised liposomes. Molecular motions in lipid bilayers. Preparation of amphiphilic aggregates. Lateral pressure and packing density in bilayers. Investigation of lipid bilayers by ESR spectroscopy: dynamics and structural analysis. DSC measurements: the two-state model, cooperativity. Function /properties relationship of biological materials.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

24 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises + 12 hours laboratory;

This is an Elective Module.


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^ Course code:

Course title: Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Type of course: lecture

Level of course: Advanced Level Course

Year of study: 1st Elective

Duration: trimester

Period: 1° Trimester - Autumn (Oct-Dec)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer:

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Prerequisites:

Biophysics (50901832).


Course contents:

Species with unpaired electrons. Nuclear spins. Spin Hamiltonian. Magnetic dipole transitions. Block equations. T1 and T2 relaxation times. Shape of resonance lines. Factors affecting resonance lines. NMR spectrometer. Chemical shift. NMR spectra of proteins, nucleic acids and membranes. ESR spectrometer. Zeeman and hyperfine interaction. Free radicals. Spin labels to investigate membranes and proteins. Spectral anisotropy. Rotational correlation time. Order parameter, fluidity and polarity profiles of membranes. Introduction to EPR spectroscopy of biological transition metal ions: The copper ion.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises;

This is an Elective Module.


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^ Course code:

Course title: Laboratory of Biophysics

Type of course: laboratory

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 2nd Elective

Duration: trimester

Period: 1° Trimester - Autumn (Oct-Dec)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer:

Teaching methods: lectures and laboratory

Assessment methods: oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Prerequisites:

Biophysics (50901832)


Course contents:

Elastic and inelastic light scattering. Experimental set-up and applications for the study of biosystems. Optical absorption and quantum mechanics: the two-level system. Electric transition dipole moment. Einstein coefficients, cross-section, relationship between Einstein coefficients and molar extinction coefficient. Fluorescence life-time. Singlet-singlet energy transfer. Polarization and anisotropy of fluorescence. Rotational dynamics of biomolecules and fluorescence polarization. Translational diffusion of lipid molecules investigated by ESR spectroscopy. EST spectroscopy studies of phase transitions and the molecular dynamics of biomembranes. Laboratory training in optics and ESR.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

16 hours lectures + 6 hours exercises + 36 hours laboratory;

This is an Elective Module.


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^ Course code:

Course title: Structural and Dynamic Properties of Biological Systems

Type of course: lecture

Level of course: Advanced Level Course

Year of study: 1st Elective

Duration: trimester

Period: 3° Trimester Spring (April - June)

Number of credits: 3

Name of Lecturer:

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Prerequisites:

Biophysics (50901832)


Course contents:

  • The basics of electron spin resonance. Electronic structure of the first transition metal ions series (3dn). Splitting of the 3dn orbitals in crystal fields of different symmetry (tetrahedral and octahedral). Spin Hamiltonian of the Cu2+ ion. Effects of ligand atoms on the g and A tensors.

  • Thermodynamic properties of biopolymers. Characterization of the folding-unfolding thermal process of proteins. Reversible two-state model and thermodynamic analysis of the unfolding process. The two-state irreversible model: effects of kinetics on the unfolding process. Multi-state models for complex unfolding transitions.

  • Elements of computational methods for studying biological systems. Force field computational methods and molecular dynamics simulation (MDS). Set-up of a MDS for protein molecules in a canonical ensemble (NVT). Data analysis of the trajectories.




^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises;

This is an Elective course.


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^ Course code: 50900389

Course title: General Chemistry

Type of course: lecture

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 1st

Duration: trimester

Period: 2° Trimester - Winter (January - March)

Number of credits: 6

Name of Lecturer:

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: written exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

The aim of the module is to give the general concepts of atoms and molecules, of chemical reactions and of molecular bonds.


Prerequisites:

Introduction to Experimental Methodology (50900390)

Differential Calculus (50900381)


^ Course contents:

Atoms and molecules; atomic and molecular weights; chemical reactions; chemical kinetics and reaction speed; gas phase and liquid phase reactions; solubility; atomic structure; the Periodic table; molecular bonds; organic and inorganic compounds.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


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Course code: 50901141

Course title: Spectroscopic Techniques

Type of course: lectures

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 3rd

Duration: trimester

Period: 2° Trimester - Winter (January - March)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: C. Umeton

Teaching methods: lectures

Assessment methods: written and oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

The purpose of this course is to give an introduction to some spectroscopic techniques generally used to study the interaction of neutron and light with matter.


Prerequisites:

Atoms, Molecules and Solids (50900591)

Introduction to Quantum Physics (50900436)


^ Course contents:

Basic concepts on correlation function and the static structure factor; elastic neutron scattering. Sources of neutrons; monochromators and detectors of neutrons. Time-dependent correlation function; dynamic structure factor. Inelastic scattering of neutrons; 3-axes neutron spectrometer. Molecular dynamics; correlation of velocity and diffusion. Basic concepts of magnetic resonance spectroscopy; EPR and NMR spectrometers. The hydrodynamic limit; propagation in liquids; Brillouin lines; Rayleigh broadening. Elastic and quasi-elastic light scattering. Basic concepts of laser sources. Laser spectroscopy; laser spectrometers.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


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Course code: 50901139

Course title Techniques of observation and measurements in meteorology

^ Type of course: Lecture plus laboratory

Level of course: First Degree Course

Year of study: 2nd

Duration: trimester

Period: 1° Trimester - Autumn (Oct-Dec)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: Vincenzo Formoso

Teaching methods: lectures, laboratory

Assessment methods: written and orals exams

Language of instruction: Italian-English if requested


Objective of course:

Students are expected to acquire competencies concerning the instrumentation used to investigate structures of the atmosphere which aid forecasters in predicting the weather. An overview on meteorological instruments is also covered. This course is particularly recommended for students majoring in meteorology and who are particularly interested in the application of physics to the understanding of environmental problems.


Prerequisites:

Thermodynamics (50900388)


^ Course contents:

One major step towards improving the precision of weather forecasts involves better techniques for observing the atmosphere and better ability to measure its chemical-physical properties. Therefore, an overview of the major meteorological instruments is provided with special attention given to:

- network of surface-based meteorological observatory stations

- Boundary layer Meteorology: Towers, Tethered balloons, Kytoons, Free balloon, Tetroons, Aircrafts

- Fundamentals of radar meteorology; Doppler radar

- Remote Sensing of the Environment

- Meteorological satellite in forecasting weather on Earth: meteosat , NOAA, etc.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


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Course code:

Course title: Physics of Materials

Type of course: lectures

Level of course: Advanced Level Course

Year of study: 1st Elective

Duration: trimester

Period: 2° Trimester - Winter (January - March)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer: G. Chiarello

Teaching methods: lectures, student-seminar

Assessment methods: written and oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

This course covers the subject of ‘materials’ from its foundation in physics to the mechanical, electrical, magnetic and optical properties of conventional as well innovative materials (e.g. ceramics, nano-structures)


Prerequisites:

Introduction to Quantum Physics (50900436)

Quantum mechanics (50900597)


^ Course contents:

Electrical, optical, magnetic and mechanical properties of conventional materials. Physical properties of ceramic materials; metal oxide, defects and chemical reactivity. Preparation and characterization of materials in ultra-high-vacuum conditions; Electronic properties at the interface (metal-metal, metal-oxide, metal-semiconductor, oxide-oxide). Preparation and characterization of nano-structures.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

This is an Elective Course.


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Course code:

Course title: Innovative Materials

^ Type of course: lectures

Level of course: Advanced Level Course

Year of study: 1st Elective

Duration: trimester

Period: 3° Trimester Spring (April - June)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer:

Teaching methods: lecture and student-lead seminars

Assessment methods: proposals and oral exam

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

The aim of this module is to introduce the physical properties of some innovative materials such as carbon-based materials, metallic and semi-conducting films;


Prerequisites:

Quantum Mechanics (50900597)

Advanced Quantum Mechanics


^ Course contents:

Physical properties of conventional materials, composite materials, crystalline and amorphous materials, carbon-based materials; development of innovative materials, preparation of thin and ultrathin films: structural and electronic characterization.


^ Recommended reading:

Handouts are given throughout the course


Notes:

This is an Elective Course.


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Course code:

Course title: Electronic Spectroscopies

^ Type of course: lectures and seminar series

Level of course: Advanced Level Course

Year of study: 1st Elective

Duration: trimester

Period: 2° Trimester - Winter (January - March)

Number of credits: 5

Name of Lecturer:

Teaching methods: lectures, professors-led and student-led seminars

Assessment methods: oral and seminars

Language of instruction: Italian


Objective of course:

This course introduces the foundations and instrumentation of electronic spectroscopies which are based on electron and photon interactions in matter.


Prerequisites:

Quantum Mechanics (50900597)

Advanced Quantum Mechanics


^ Course contents:

Excitation and de-excitation of electrons in solids; Electron and photon sources, electron analyzers, interaction of electrons with matter and related spectroscopic techniques (Auger electron spectroscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy), interaction of photon with matter and related techniques (Ultraviolet and x-ray photoemission spectroscopies), Gas-surface interaction and electronic and vibrational properties


^ Recommended reading:




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