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Postby savvas » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:31 pm

Hello guys,
Just wondering, which textbook is used for medical physics? I searched the student guide and no book is mentioned. Also, for some subjects multiple textbooks are mentioned. Are we expected to buy all of them ?

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Re: textbooks

Postby Germano Sardella » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:13 pm

For us the medical physics books: Giancoli or the Halliday-Resnick. But I suggest you first do your first lesson with the teachers and ask them.

Also, for some subjects multiple textbooks are mentioned. Are we expected to buy all of them ?


No. You can also choose only one or even none. It is not mandatory as far as I know.
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Re: textbooks

Postby EdoardoTB » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:55 pm

A list of all recommended textbooks is also present in the student section (which is accessible to enrolled students only).
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Re: textbooks

Postby bruceycr » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:17 am

Is there a syllabus or specification for the physics course? It's the only subject that doesn't really go into any detail in the student guide.

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Re: textbooks

Postby EdoardoTB » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:11 am

bruceycr wrote:Is there a syllabus or specification for the physics course?


Yes, there is, but it has not been published online. I hope that a student from 1st year will help you.
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Re: textbooks

Postby lilenaki » Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:09 pm

bruceycr wrote:Is there a syllabus or specification for the physics course? It's the only subject that doesn't really go into any detail in the student guide.


actually, in this year's student guide you can find the details you were looking for:

Main teaching objectives:
1) To acquire Physics basic knowledge consistent with scientific and technological progress in medicine.
2) At the end of this course, the student should be able to know basic principles of Physics helpful to understand biomedical phenomena and some working principles of new diagnostic methodologies.
3) Learning outcomes:
at the end of the course, the student must be able to identify and apply Physics’ law necessary to explain a physics phenomenon
Physics quantities and measurement units. The SI system.
Point mass kinematics. Scalars and vectors. 2D motion. Force and Newton’s laws of motions. Work and energy. Conservation of energy. The center of mass of a solid body. Point mass momentum. Momentum of a particles system. Conservation of momentum. Equilibrium of solid bodies. Principles of statics applied to human body. Momentum and its use in the human body. Newton’s law of gravitation. Gravitational field and potential. Mechanics of extended bodies. Rotational motion. Moment of inertia and angular momentum.
Fluids statics. Fluids Dynamics. General concepts about fluids motion. Continuity equation. Bernoulli’s equation. Surface tension and Laplace. Real fluids. Laminar and turbulent motion. Hagen-Poiseuille. Physics of circulatory and respiratory system.
Wave phenomena. Mechanical waves. Example of waves. The propagation of waves. The speed of waves. Wave intensity and wave power. Superposition principle.
Temperature. Heat and the first law of thermodynamics. Heat capacity and specific heat. Heat conduction. Entropy and second law of thermodynamics. Electric charge and Coulomb’s law. Electric Field. Electric field flux and Gauss’ law. Isolated charged conductor. Electrostatic and gravitational forces. Electric potential energy. Equipotential surfaces. Capacitor and dielectric. Electric current. Current density. Resistance, resistivity and conductivity. Ohm’s law. Circuit.
The Magnetic field, Motion of charge in a magnetic field. Biot-Savart law. Ampere’s law. Faraday’s law of induction. Lenz’s rule. Electromotive force resulting from motion. Induced electric field.
Atomic model. X rays spectrum. The discover of the nucleus. Some nucleus’ properties. Radioactive decay. Ionizing radiation.
Physical principles applied to images formation process in diagnostic techniques.
Exam: written & oral

Suggested textbooks:
1) Physics: Principles with Applications, Douglas C. Giancoli, University of California
2) Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics by Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett
3) Fundamentals of Physics: David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker John Wiley & Sons

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