Academic Year 2022-2023



Andrea Vacchi
Course Year
Unit Credits
Teaching Period
Second Period
Course Type
Prerequisites. Avoiding an excess of attention to the individual details, the student must feel at ease with the conceptual structure of physics in order to face the possible needs of deepening individual concepts in the main fields of the course exploiting any possible stimulus and prior knowledge in the fields of modern physics and related technologies.
Teaching Methods. The purpose of the course is to stimulate a deeper understanding of science and the most common advanced technologies today. Activating students’ initiatives in this direction, taking advantage of the wide-ranging scenario in which independent initiatives can be taken today, is among the objectives of the course. Being able to frame the most favorable approach to verify simple physical hypotheses is the ultimate goal.
Verification of Learning. discussing the proposed examples and exercises
The student will have a basic knowledge of the concepts of modern physics, identify the key new relevant aspects and the consequences. Be able to frame simple problems proposing solutions using the appropriate formalism.
The lessons are cut for a six-month course. Requirements are the basic classical physics and calculation. The goal is an introduction to Modern Physics, necessarily concise and schematic, but taking into consideration the main topics of Special Relativity, Quantum Physics and its implications. These topics are closely related. The lessons will be accompanied by sufficient analytical tools to allow a full understanding of the contents and applications. The structure and meaning of the lessons are aimed at consolidating the understanding of the scientific and technological scenario related to modern physics. This requires a selection of topics in a logical progression that can be harmonised from the point of view of physical content and mathematical formalism. This by combining physics, experimental methods and applications. The arc crosses the Maxwell equations, the special relativity of Einstein, electromagnetism, waves and propagation, quantisation, the photon, the Schroedinger equation, Heisenberg’s uncertainty theorem, the Bohr atom.
Introduction to Electrodynamics

David J. Griffiths


Concepts Of Modern Physics 2015

di Arthur Besier

Mac-Graw Hill

The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol. II

Electromagnetism and Matter

Richard Feynman

The New Millennium Edition

The classical Theory of Fields

L. Landau M. Lifshitz

Pergamon Press