Bachelor's degree in Obstetrics (to qualify as an obstetrician)

Biological and physical sciences - FISICA APPLICATA

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Name of lecturer
Federico Boschi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
1° ANNO 1° Semestre dal Oct 1, 2019 al Dec 8, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Familiarization with the basic concepts of mechanics and fluidodynamics.


Physical quantities, vectors, exercises. Derivative of a function, calculation, examples and exercises. Fermat's theorem and Rolle’s theorem.

Position , displacement , various dimensional motion , rectilinear motion. Average speed and instantaneous speed . Exercises.
Acceleration , rectilinear motion uniformly accelerated . Exercises. Laws of Motion ( I, II , III ) .. inertial mass . Weight force . Exercises.
Work of a force . Kinetic energy. Kinetic energy theorem . Conservative forces . Potential energy.
Gravitational potential energy . Theorem of mechanical energy. Exercises
Power .

Pressure , density , specific gravity , the law of Stevin , hydraulic press , barometer Torricelli tube manometer open , Archimedes' principle . Exercises.
Ideal fluid , stationary bike , motorcycle not turbulent flow . Continuity equation . Venturi . Exercises. Theorem of Torricelli (tank) . Applications . Exercises.
Stokes force . Friction in fluids .

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
scannicchio fisica biomedica  

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with to 5-10 exercises (open questions). About 1 hour.
No books or notes. Bring calculator and pen.

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