Physics I

Objectives

Learning

Learning the General Principles of Physics

Deepening knowledge of Mechanics

Learning correct physical terminology

Introduction to metrology (measurement, treatment of results)

Familiarization with instrumentation

 

Training:

Development of Scientific Reasoning

Training in the technique of analysis and problem solving

Link to concepts and instruments from other disciplines such as Mathematics and Computer Science

 

General characterization

Code

12292

Credits

6.0

Responsible teacher

Célia Maria Reis Henriques

Hours

Weekly - 4

Total - 56

Teaching language

Português

Prerequisites

Analysis I 

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

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) 

Evaluation method

In preparation.

Subject matter

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;
-CENTER OF MASS AND LINEAR MOMENTUM;
-ROTATION;
-ROLLING, TORQUE, AND ANGULAR MOMENTUM;
-EQUILIBRIUM.

Programs

Programs where the course is taught: