Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Physics I

Code

10349

Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Department

Departamento de Física

Credits

6.0

Teacher in charge

Maria Luisa Dias de Carvalho de Sousa Leonardo , Paulo Manuel Assis Loureiro Limão Vieira

Weekly hours

4

Teaching language

Português

Objectives


Prerequisites

High-school 11th grade level  knowledge on physics concepts.

High-school 12th grade level knowledge on mathematics.

Subject matter

Classical Mechanics (Fisica I) contents are briefly:

Motion Along a Straight Line;
Motion in Two and Three Dimensions;
Force and Motion: Newton’s Laws, Friction and Drag Force;
Kinetic Energy And Work;
Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy;
Oscillations;
Centre of Mass and Linear Momentum;
Rotation;
Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum;
Equilibrium;
Introduction to Gravitation.

A more detailed syllabus can be found at Documentação de apoio, Outros, Planeamento de Fisica I.pdf

Bibliography

Halliday, D., Resnick, R., & Walker, J. (2005). Fundamentals of physics (7th ed.). New York: Wiley. (Chapters 1 to 15)

Any other Physics book which includes the program of study at an undergrad level.

Teaching method

  1. The teaching method is based on a continuous student activity during the semester;
  2. For the understanding of concepts and laws of Physics, a mixed approach, with both theory and experiment is followed (also some computation and simulation are introduced). In laboratory sessions, besides the demonstration and verification of Physics laws, emphasis is given to metrology;
  3. Continuous involvement of the students (beyond lectures e laboratory sessions) through on-line self-evaluation quizzes on each chapter, through Moodle.

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