- Understanding of the laws and basic principles of Classical Mechanics and corresponding applications.
- Ability of applying concepts of Mechanics to solve problems.
- Ability to learn Physics.
- Deep insight in the general formation in Physics.
- Improvement on oral and written comunication.
. Competence in analysis and synthesis
. Competence in organizing and planning
. Competence in oral and written communication
. Competence to solve problems
. Competence in critical thinking
. Competence in autonomous learning
. Adaptability to new situations
. Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice
. Competence in information management
. Competence in self-criticism and self-avaliation
1 MECHANICS OF PARTICLES AND SYSTEMS
1.1 Newton`s Laws
1.2 Gravitational force and weight , spring force and friction
1.3 Work and kinetic energy
1.4 Conservative forces and potential energy
1.5 Conservation of mechanical enetgy
1.6 Systems of particles
1.7 Variation of the kinetic energy in the presence of friction forces: center of mass equation
1.8 First law of Thermodynamics and law of conservation of energy in general
1.9 Conservation of linear momentum and collisions
1.10 Rotation of a rigid object about a fixed axis
1.11 Rolling motion and angular momentum
1.12 Statics of rigid bodies
2. FLUID MECHANICS
2.1 Notions and fundamental principles of fluid statics
2.2 Ideal fluid dynamics. Bernoulli´s equation and applications
2.3 Stokes´s law and applications
3.1 Simple harmonic motion
3.2 Energy of the simple harmonic oscillation
3.3 The pendulum
3.4 Damped oscillations
3.5 Forced oscillations
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Competence in organization and planning; . Competence in oral and written communication; . Competence to solve problems; . Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice; . Critical thinking; . Competence in autonomous learning; . Adaptability to new situations; . Self-criticism and self-evaluation; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
2 Frequências | 2 Midterm exams (100) %
Bibliography of reference
R. Serway, R. Beichner, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 5th ed, Saunders College Publishing
Mª Margarida Ramalho Costa e Mª José Marques de Almeida, Fundamentos de Física ? Editora Almedina, 2ª edição, 2004.
H. Benson, University Physics, John Wiley & Sons, Revised edition, New York (1995)
D. C. Giancoli, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 3rd ed., Prentice Hall, New York (2000)
D. Halliday e R. Resnick, Fundamentos de Física, Livros Técnicos e Científicos, Rio de Janeiro (1985)
D. Halliday, R. Resnick e K.S. Krane, Physics, 5th Ed.
J.W. Kane, M.M. Sternheim, Physics, 3rd ed. John Wiley & Sons, New York (1988)
J.B. Marion e W.F. Hornyak, General Physics with Bioscience Essays, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd Ed., New York (1985)
F. Sears, M.W. Zemansky e H.D. Young, Física, 2ª ed., Livros Técnicos e Científicos, Rio de Janeiro (1985)
P.A. Tipler, Física para cientistas e engenheiros, 3ª ed., Editora Guanabara Koogan Rio de Janeiro (1994)
Expository teaching with constant reference to physical systems whose description can interest to students. The reference to situations of everyday life, that can be explained using the concepts of physics that are learned in the course, will be emphasized. The usefulness and importance of physics introduction, as a structuring discipline in courses of Physics and Physics Engineering, will be illustrated.