General Physics

Cod: 21048

Department: DCET

Department: DCET

ECTS: 6

Scientific area: Physics

Scientific area: Physics

Total working hours: 156

Total contact time: 26

Total contact time: 26

1. Physics

2. Quantities and measurements

3. Mechanics

4. Computers and programming

Applying physic concepts, principles and theories to problematic situations of the real world.

Searching, selecting and organizing information to later turn into applicable knowledge to daily phenomena.

Adopting scientific strategies suitable for problem solving and decision making.

Use the computer to solve numerically physics problems that are not treatable analytically.

Performing activities in an autonomous, responsible and creative way, in a collaborative environment.

Mechanics I: forces and movements. Elementary kinematics and one-dimensional motion with constant speed and constant acceleration. Two-dimensional motion and its specific quantities. Newton’s laws of dynamics. Common forces. Applications of Newton’s laws to the study of static and dynamical phenomena.

Mechanics II: energy, conservation of energy and types of energy. Forms of energy and work-energy theorems. Conservative and non-conservative systems. Linear and angular momentum and their conservation.

Use of the computer. Velocity- and position-dependent forces. Differential equations stemming from Newton’s laws. Numerical integration of differential equations: Euler, Heun and Runge-Kutta algorithms. Programming of the algorithms and applications.

Steven Chapra & Raymond Canale. Métodos Numéricos para Engenharia (5ª edição). Ed. McGraw-Hill.

E-learning

•domínio dos conteúdos essenciais de Física que constam de diversos manuais destinados ao ensino secundário do nosso país;

•conhecimentos de cálculo matemático elementar.**Apresentação pessoal do docente**