Principles on general physics, mainly classical physics
Improve the knowleadge on General Physics; from Mecahnics , electricity, magnetism vibrations and waves and modern Physics
Correct knowleadge of the physical process
Introduction to metrology (measurements, acuracy)
Getting familiar with particular devices
Developing scientific skills
Development and training on problems'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' solving
Interlinking with other sort of instrumentation and other subjects like Mathematics and Computer Science
António Carlos Simões Paiva
Weekly - 5
Total - 70
Secondary school 11th grade level knowledge of physics concepts.
Secondary school 12th grade level knowledge of mathematics.
Halliday, D., Resnick, R., & Walker, J., Fundamentals of Physics, Wiley. (Any edition will do, latest is 11th.)
M. Alonso and E. Finn, Physics, Addison-Wesley, 1992
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 simulation.
3. Continuous involvement of the students (beyond lectures e laboratory sessions) through written questions on each chapter.
There is continuous evaluation throughout the semester or a final exam at the end of the semester.
The continuous evaluation consists of two theory tests and practical cooperative evaluation every two weeks.
Chapter 0 Forces
Chapter 1 Oscillations
Chapter 2 Waves
Chapter 3 Electric Charge
Chapter 4 Electric Fields
Chapter 5 Gauss'' Law
Chapter 6 Electric Potential
Chapter 7 Capacitance
Chapter 8 Current and Resistance
Chapter 9 Circuits
Chapter 10 Magnetic Fields
Chapter 11 Magnetic Fields Due to Currents
Chapter 12 Induction and Inductance
Chapter 13 Maxwell''s Equations; Magnetism of Matter
Chapter 14 Electromagnetic Waves
Chapter 15 Interference
Chapter 16 Diffraction
Chapter 17 Quantum
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