Learning the General Principles of Physics
Deepening knowledge of Mechanics
Learning correct physical terminology
Introduction to metrology (measurement, data treatment)
Familiarization with instrumentation
Development of Scientific Reasoning
Problem analysis and problem solving training
Link to concepts and instruments of other subjects such as Mathematics and Computing
Maria de Fátima Guerreiro da Silva Campos Raposo
Weekly - 4
Total - 91
High-school 11th grade level knowledge on physics concepts.
High-school 12th grade level knowledge on mathematics.
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.
- The teaching method is based on a continuous student activity during the semester;
- 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;
- Continuous involvement of the students (beyond lectures e laboratory sessions) through on-line self-evaluation quizzes on each chapter, through Moodle.
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;
Centre of Mass and Linear Momentum;
Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum;
Introduction to Gravitation.
A more detailed syllabus can be found at Documentação de apoio, Outros, Planeamento de Fisica I.pdf