Part of this Programme
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor | Semestral | 4,5
Year | Type of course unit | Language
1 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
126 | 60
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Dimensions and units: Physical quantities. Particle dynamics: Newton's laws; Evenly accelerated motion and circular motion. Energy: Work-Energy; Conservative and non-conservative forces. Potential energy. Conservation of energy for a system of particles. Dynamics of a particle system: Mass center; Energy conservation. Ideal Gases: State equation; 1st Law of Thermodynamics. Rigid Body: Moment of inertia and rotational energy; Bearing; Energy conservation; torque; Static. Fluids: Hydrostatic. Impulsion. Eq. Of continuity. Bernoulli's equation, Poiseuille's law, turbulent flow, elastic vessels. Electricity: Electro-motive force. Potential; Ohm and Kirchoff's Law. Acoustics: Oscillations and MHS; Stationary and progressive waves; Sound waves. Optics: Huygens Principle; Laws of Reflection and Refraction; Lenses and focal length; Lens Systems
Introduction to the basic principles of classical physics. The essential aim is to provide introductory training on mechanics, energy, calorimetry, electricity, waves, fluids and optics.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
At the theoretical level the student must acquire critical sense and scientific spirit as well as a good understanding of the basic concepts and principles of classical physics. At the theoretical-practical level must be able to apply the theoretical principles to concrete problems.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Theoretical classes - Master classes with voluntary frequency following the defined program and according to the objectives of the discipline. Theoretical-Practical classes ¿Courses of compulsory attendance intended to exemplify and apply the subject and the programmatic contents taught in the theoretical classes to particular situations. Continuous assessment - Two frequencies, with the possibility of retrieving one of the notes on the date of the first exam. Approval: Arithmetic mean equal to or higher than 10 values, with a minimum of 8 marks in each test. Assessment by exam Are students who have obtained a classification of 10 values in the final exam approved? Students with a grade equal to 8 or 9 values may request a complementary test (oral and / or written).
Fishbane, P. M., Gasiorowicz, S. and Thornton, S. T. (2005). Physics for scientists and engineers, 3rd Edition: Prentice Hall