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# Physics

 Code: EEC0008 Acronym: FISI

Keywords
Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Physics

## Instance: 2011/2012 - 2S

 Active? Yes Web Page: https://www.fe.up.pt/si/conteudos_geral.conteudos_ver?pct_pag_id=1639&pct_parametros=p_ano_lectivo=2011/2012-y-p_cad_codigo=EEC0008-y-p_periodo=2S Responsible unit: Department of Physics Engineering Course/CS Responsible: Master in Electrical and Computers Engineering

### Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MIEEC 480 Syllabus (Transition) since 2010/2011 1 - 8 87 216
Syllabus 1 - 8 87 216

### Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Francisco José Baptista Salzedas
João Gama Oliveira
Maria José Fernandes Vaz Lourenço Marques

Portuguese

### Objectives

a) To present a detailed description of the basic concepts of Classic Mechanics and Thermodynamics with a special emphasis on the most essential aspects, trying to develop intuition and reasoning;
b) To introduce the necessary mathematical tools;
c) To develop the ability to apply mathematics to problems of the real world of physics and engineering;
d) To include examples of application in order to show the results

CDIO Syllabus: 1.1; 1.2; 2.2; 2.4; 3.1

Students who successfully complete this course will:
-be capable of explaining basic physic phenomena in two different areas of Physics using appropriate vocabulary: Classic Mechanics and Thermodynamics;
- be capable of using the laws of physics to calculate physical quantity;
- be capable of explaining how some concepts explain everyday life situations and their application in engineering;
- be capable of working in a team, solving problems.

### Program

I- CLASSIC MECHANICS
1- Introduction to Physics. Units, physical quantities and systems of measurement
2- Vectors and vector calculus
3- Newton’s laws of motion and applications
4- Static Equilibrium
5- Work, energy and energy conservation
6- Systems of particles and linear and angular momentum conservation laws
7- Motion of rigid bodies

II- THERMODYNAMICS
13- Temperature, thermal properties and thermal processes
14- Heat and the first law of thermodynamics
15- Kinetic theory of gases
16- Second law of thermodynamics and entropy

### Mandatory literature

Paul A. Tipler, G. Mosca; Física para Cientistas e Engenheiros - vol. 1: Mecânica, Oscilações e Ondas, Termodinâmica, LTC, 2009. ISBN: 9788521617105
Paul A Tipler, Gene Mosca; Física, LTC, 2006. ISBN: 8521614624
Tipler, Paul A.; Physics for scientists and engineers. ISBN: 0-87901-432-6

### Complementary Bibliography

F. J. Keller, W. E. Gettys, M. J. Skove; Física - Volume 1, Makron Books, 1999. ISBN: 834605424
Nussenzveig, Herch Moysés; Curso de física básica. ISBN: 85-212-0046-3 (vol.1)
H. Moysés ussenzveig; Curso de Física Básica 2 : Fluidos, Oscilações e Ondas, Calor, Eitora Edgard Blucher, 1997
Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett, jr.; Princípios de Física 1 : Mecânica Clássica, Thomson, 2004. ISBN: 8522103828

### Teaching methods and learning activities

- THEORETICAL classes will be based on the presentation, discussion and problem solving of the themes of the course;
- THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL classes are divided into two parts:
- First part of the class: The professor presents the themes of the course and promotes discussion and problem solving
- Second part of the class: Problem solving by the students

### Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

### Assessment Components

Description Type Time (hours) Weight (%) End date
Attendance (estimated) Participação presencial 0,00
Total: - 0,00

### Eligibility for exams

Students are not admitted to exams if they do not achieve a minimum grade of 4 out of 9 in the continuous assessment component.
Students will not be admitted to exams (even if they have a passing grade in the continuous assessment component) if:
- they do not have a special status or attended to the course in previous years;
- they skipped more classes than allowed (25% of the practical-theoretical classes)

It will take place twelve theoretical-practical classes, so students can skip the maximum of three classes.

IMPORTANT: STUDENTS HAVE TO ACHIEVE A MINIMUM GRADE OF 8 OUT OF 20 TO COMPLETE THE COURSE.

- Students, who attended to the course in previous years, do not need to attend classes. However, students can opt to take the continuous assessment component, which is recommendable, yet irreversible.
- Students with a special status (working students, military personnel) do not need to take the continuous assessment component. Their assessment will be based on a final exam. However, students can opt to take the continuous assessment component, which is irreversible.

Students who attend classes in previous years:
- Do not need to attend classes, if they do not want to. IN THIS CASE, THEY SHOULD NOT ENROLL IN THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES.
- Can opt to take the continuous assessment component, which is an irreversible decision.

Working students, military personnel….
- They only need to attend to the final exam, which will worth 20 values. IN THIS CASE, THEY SHOULD NOT ENROLL IN THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES.
- They can opt to take the continuous assessment component, which is an irreversible decision.

### Calculation formula of final grade

1- NEW STUDENTS

FM = FE + CA

FM (0-20) – Final Mark
FE (0-11) - Final Exam
CA (0-9)- Continuous Assessment: two evaluations: (1) a quizz of multiple choice-ten questions-and a problem of Classical Mechanics and (2) a problem of Thermodynamics

Note:
- Final exam is worth 55, 0% of the Final Mark (11 values), while continuous assessment is worth 45, 0% (9 values).
- STUDENTS HAVE TO ACHIEVE A MINIMUM GRADE OF 8 OUT OF 20 IN THE FINAL EXAM TO COMPLETE THE COURSE.
- In one of the theoretical-practical classes students will have to do a quiz of multiple choice and to solve a problem on Classical Mechanics (duration 1h30m), while in another theoretical-practical class, the students will have to solve a Thermodynamics problem (duration of 45 m). This component is worth 9 values (6 values per quiz+problem on Classical Mechanics + 3 values on the problem related to Thermodynamics).

2- STUDENTS WHO ATTENDED TO THE COURSE IN PREVIOUS YEARS

FM= Final Mark (0-20)
FE= Final Exam (0-11)
CA- Continuous Assessment mark (0-9)

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT:

Quiz of multiple choice (Q):
- In one of the theoretical-practical classes students will have to do a quiz with ten questions, which will last about 45 minutes. The quizz will be followed by a problem, which will last about 45 minutes. Both the quizz and the problem will be about Classical Mechanics.

Final Exam (FE):
i) students are not allowed to use calculating machines
ii) students are allowed to use a form

### Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

They only need to attend to the final exam, which will worth 20 values. IN THIS CASE, THEY SHOULD NOT ENROLL IN THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES.
Students can opt to take the continuous assessment component, which is an irreversible decision.

### Classification improvement

Students can improve their mark at recurso season. However, their continuous assessment grade will be the same.

### Observations

Working time estimated out of classes: 8 hours per week
Students can have a meeting with the professors, as follows:
- doutor Paulo Araújo Sá: tuesday, from 10:00 to 11:30 at office I115;
- doutor Carlos Pintassilgo:, monday from 13:00 to 15:30 and tuesday from13:30 to 16:00 at office I115;
- doutor Francisco Salzedas:
- doutora Maria José Vaz: wednesday, from 11:00 to 13:00 and tuesday, from 10:00 to 12:00, at office F416.
- doutora Joana Oliveira: monday, from 13h30 to 18h30 at office F413
- doutor João Gama Oliveira:
- doutor Jorge Santos: wednesday from 16:00 to 19:30 and friday from 15:30 to 17:00, at
office F416;
- eng. André Gouveia: