PHYSICS

First Cycle Degree

Aims

The Parma first-level Degree Course in Physics provides the students with a broad and solid background in Physics and Mathematics as well as a basic knowledge of the key concepts in Chemistry and IT. We train our students to exploit the power of the scientific method in conducting both experimental and theoretical investigations of complex phenomena.

 

Physics is an experimental science. Therefore our Laboratory courses form a central part of our curriculum and challenge our students with numerous practicals through which they gain the operational skills and competences that are required to use innovative instruments and IT-based techniques.

 
Primarily, our Course provides the necessary background to pursue second level degrees in Physics, Physical engineering and Materials Science. However, the analytical and operational skills that our graduates develop make them versatile candidates to pursue other careers.

 

The courses that we offer belong to the following subject areas:

Mathematics
The courses on offer from this area provide the students with a solid background in Calculus, Linear Algebra, Geometry and Mathematical Methods of Modern Physics.

Classical Physics
The courses on offer from this area provide the students with a broad knowledge of Classical Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism and Optics. The courses of Laboratory 1 and 2 with their numerous practicals provide the students with the basic skills necessary for experimental data collection and analysis.  

Modern Physics
The courses on offer from this area provide students with a solid background in Quantum Mechanics, Nuclear and sub-Nuclear Physics and Structure of Matter. The Laboratory 3 course permits the students to gain direct experience of the exciting phenomena described by modern Physics.

Additional subjects
The courses on offer from this area provide students with basic knowledge of Chemistry, IT and English. This area also contain those subjects students can choose freely in order to complete their interdisciplinary education, as well as the opportunity for a traineeship.
Our courses include lectures, exercises and laboratory activities. Teaching staff extensively use a web platform to upload their material (lecture notes, exercises and additional readings).

 

We assess our students with written, oral and practical tests which we describe in detail in the Syllabus of each single course.