ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS LABORATORY

Scienze Ambientali ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS LABORATORY

0512700021
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY "ADOLFO ZAMBELLI"
EQF6
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
2022/2023

YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
324LESSONS
336LAB
ExamDate
LABORATORIO DI FISICA DELL'AMBIENTE17/02/2023 - 10:00
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS AT PROVIDING THE STUDENTS WITH THEORETICAL AND OPERATIONAL KNOWLEDGE RELATIVE TO THE MEASUREMENTS OF PHYSICAL QUANTITIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL INTEREST, THE TYPE OF INSTRUMENTS AND SENSORS AVAILABLE, COMPUTER INTERFACING AND DATA TRANSMISSION TECHNIQUES.
Prerequisites
ADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE OF GENERAL PHYSICS AND IN PARTICULAR ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS AND ELECTROMAGNETISM.
MASTERING CALCULUS (LIMITS, DERIVATIVES, INTEGRALS, STUDY OF FUNCTIONS).
MASTERING COMPLEX NUMBERS.
Contents
LECTURES (3 CFU):
MEASUREMENT OF PHYSICAL QUANTITIES, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS. DATA ANALYSIS AND LEAST SQUARES FITTING. - 4 HOURS
RECAPITULATION OF LINEAR CIRCUIT THEORY. - 4 HOURS
ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS: OSCILLOSCOPE AND FUNCTION GENERATOR. - 2 HOURS
ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES: PROPAGATION AND CHARACTERISTIC IMPEDANCE - 2 HOURS
INSTRUMENTATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MEASURES. - 1 HOUR
TRANSDUCERS. - 3 HOURS
SPECTRAL MEASUREMENTS OF EM FIELDS. - 1 HOUR
DIGITAL SIGNALS AND DATA TRANSMISSION. - 1 HOUR
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRON MICROSCOPY. - 2 HOURS
INTRODUCTION TO X EDS ANALYSIS. - 1 HOUR
INTRODUCTION TO X-RAY DIFFRACTOMETRY. - 1 HOUR
INTERACTION OF RADIATION WITH MATTER. - 1 HOUR
INTRODUCTION TO IONISING RADIATIONS. - 1 HOUR

LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS (3 CFU):
DC CIRCUIT STUDY - 4 HOURS,
CHARGE/DISCHARGE OF RC CIRCUIT - 4 HOURS,
RC CIRCUIT WITH SINUSOIDAL EXCITATION - 8 HOURS,
CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSMISSION LINES - 4 HOURS,
MEASUREMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS: TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, LIGHT, NOISE, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD, AMBIENT RADIOACTIVITY - 4 HOURS
PH OF SOIL, WATER CONDUCTIVITY - 4 HOURS
PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS - 4 HOURS
ANALYSIS OF THERMOMETER DATALOG - 4 HOURS
Teaching Methods
LECTURES ON THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF THE COURSE. (3CFU)
LABORATORY EXERCISES ORIENTED TO THE MEASUREMENT OF PHYSICAL QUANTITIES RELATED TO NATURAL AS WELL AS ANTHROPOGENIC ORIGIN. (3CFU)

ATTENDANCE OF FRONTAL LECTURES IS MANDATORY FOR AT LEAST 2/3 OF THE HOURS
ATTENDANCE OF LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS IS MANDATORY FOR AT LEAST 2/3 OF THE HOURS
MISSED EXPERIMENTS MAY BE RECOVERED IN DATES TO BE DEFINED (BY GROUPS OF STUDENTS)
Verification of learning
TO PASS THE EXAM THE STUDENT MUST PERFORM ALL THE LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS AND PRODUCE THE TECHNICAL REPORTS.
THE EXAM IS IN ORAL FORM IN WHICH THE STUDENT
- EXPLAINS THE WORK DONE IN THE LABORATORY (GRADE 0-9, OBTAINED EVALUATING THE GRASP OF CONCEPTS AND OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY AND CORRECTNESS OF THE EXPLANATIONS),
- ANSWERS TO THREE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE SUBJECTS OF THE LECTURES (GRADE 0-7 FOR EACH ANSWER, EVALUATED FOR CORRECTNESS, COMPLETENESS AND VOCABULARY, TOTAL 0-21).
THE EXAM IS PASSED IF A MINIMUM MARK OF 18 IS ACHIEVED. IF THE MARK OF 30 IS REACHED, THE EXAM MAY BE PASSED "CUM LAUDE" IF THE STUDENTS REMARKABLY MASTERS THE TAUGHT SUBJECTS.
THE POSSIBLE QUESTIONS ARE PUBLISHED IN ADVANCE ALONG WITH REFERENCE MATERIAL ON THE TEACHER'S WEB PAGE. EACH CANDIDATE RECEIVES A RANDOM SELECTION OF QUESTIONS.

THE EXAM CANNOT BE PASSED IF ONE OR MORE EXPERIMENT REPORTS ARE MISSING. IN CASE OF ABSENCE ON LABORATORY SESSIONS, ADDITIONAL ACCESSES CAN BE SCHEDULED.
Texts
REFERENCE TEXT
D. BUCHLA, W. MCLACHLAN: APPLIED ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION & MEASUREMENTS, MAXWELL MC MILLAN EDS.
J. TAYLOR: INTRODUCTION TO ERROR ANALYSIS 2ED, UNIVERSITY SCIENCE BOOKS
NOTES PROVIDED BY THE TEACHER DOWNLOADABLE ON THE WEB - ASK THE TEACHER ABOUT ACCESS METHOD AND CREDENTIALS.
More Information
TEACHING LANGUAGE: ITALIAN
A SIZABLE FRACTION OF THE TEXTBOOKS AND REFERENCE MATERIAL IS IN ENGLISH

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