General Physics
Presentation
This course gives the student an overview of the different areas of physics as a scientific basis for the development of specific course subjects.
Part of this Programme
Biotechnology
Level of QualificationSemestersECTS
 Semestral  5
Year  Type of course unit  Language
1 Mandatory Português
Code
ULHT27108461
Recommended complementary curricular units
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Prerequisites and corequisites
n/a
Professional Internship
Não
Syllabus
Units and Dimensions: Physical properties, measurement methods in Physics.
Dynamics: Newton's Laws; motion with constant acceleration, circular motion.
Energy: Work  Energy, conservative and nonconservative forces. potential energy. conservation of energy.
Manybody dynamics: Center of mass, momentum, conservation of energy for a particle system.
Ideal Gas: Equation of state; first Law of Thermodynamics; calorimetry.
Rigid Body: Moment of inertia and rotational energy; rotation; energy conservation; torque; statics.
Fluids: Hydrodynamics. bouyancy. equation of continuity. Bernoulli's equation; Poiseuille's Law; turbulent flow; elastic veins.
Electricity: Strenght of a power supply. potential, Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Laws.
Acoustic: Oscillations and Simple Harmonic Motion; progressive and standing waves, sound; Doppler effect.
Optics: Electromagnetic waves; speed of light; Huygens principle; Laws of reflection and refraction; lens and focal length; lens systems
Objectives
Introduction to basic principles of classical physics. The main objective is to provide an introductory training on mechanics, energy, calorimetry, electricity, waves, optics and fluids.
Students should acquire a critical and scientific spirit as well as a good understanding of basic concepts and principles of classical physics. They should also be able to apply theoretical principles to specific problems.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Theoretical Classes  Classes of voluntary presence, where subjects are presented and discussed following the syllabus and in accordance with the objectives of the course
Practical Classes  Compulsory classes designed to illustrate and apply the theoretical principles discussed in Theoretical classes.
Continuous Evaluation  Two frequencies and class participation. The approval and exemption from exam is obtained if the student obtains a weighted average of the two tests (45% + 45%) and participation in classes (10%) equal to or greater than 10 (ten) values. In case of not obtaining approval you can perform a global test at the end with a weight of 90%, replacing the two frequencies.
Exam  students are required to obtain a mark greater or equal to 10 on the final exam.Students who obtain a final grade equal to 8 or 9, may request an additional test (oral and/or written).
References
Fishbane, P. M., Gasiorowicz, S. and Thornton, S. T. (2005). Physics for scientists and engineers, 3^{rd} Edition: Prentice Hall
Alonso, M. and Finn E. J. (2012). FÍSICA, Lisboa: Escolar Editora
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