Bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science (from 2008-2009)

Subject requirements: basic mathematics

Course code
Name of lecturer
Barbara Pellegrini
Barbara Pellegrini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
II semestre dal Mar 5, 2018 al Jun 1, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

To acquire the basic skills in the kinematic and dynamics of the material point and the rigid body


Unit of measure
Dimensional analysis
Conversion factors
Order of magnitude

The vectors in physics
Sum of subtraction of vectors
Related motion

Position, distance and linear displacement
Average and instantaneous speed and acceleration
Uniformly accelerated motion
Free falling motion
Motion of a bullet

The laws of Newton's motion
Strength, mass and weight
The Law of Dynamics
The law of dynamics
III law of dynamics
Friction forces
Elastic forces

Work and energy
Work done by constant or variable forces
Kinetic energy
Potential energy
Elastic energy
Conservative and non-conservative forces
Energy conservation theorem

Momentum and collisions
Linear moment
Preservation of the momentum
Elastic and anaelastic collisions
Mass center

Rotational kinematics
Angle position, speed, and acceleration
Moment of inertia

Rotational Dynamics and Static Balance
Angular acceleration
Static equilibrium
Conservation of the angular momentum

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Vinicio Villani Matematica per discipline Bio-mediche McGraw-Hill Ed, Milano 2000

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination consisting of questions to be solved. The use of the calculator is allowed, the use of the smartphone is prohibited.

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