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Physics I

Code: EA0019     Acronym: FI

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Physical Sciences (Physics)

Instance: 2019/2020 - 2S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Web Page: https://sigarra.up.pt/feup/pt/conteudos_adm.list?pct_pag_id=249640&pct_parametros=pv_ocorrencia_id=436006
Responsible unit: Department of Engineering Physics
Course/CS Responsible: Master in Environmental Engineering

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MIEA 54 Syllabus since 2006/07 1 - 6 56 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Carlos Daniel Diogo Matias Pintassilgo

Teaching - Hours

Recitations: 3,00
Laboratory Practice: 1,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Recitations Totals 1 3,00
Carlos Daniel Diogo Matias Pintassilgo 3,00
Laboratory Practice Totals 3 3,00
Carlos Daniel Diogo Matias Pintassilgo 3,00
Mais informaçõesLast updated on 2020-05-08.

Fields changed: Observations, Obtenção de frequência, Melhoria de classificação, Fórmula de cálculo da classificação final, Componentes de Avaliação e Ocupação, Tipo de avaliação, Obtenção de frequência, Melhoria de classificação, Fórmula de cálculo da classificação final, Componentes de Avaliação e Ocupação

Teaching language



  1. Present a detailed description of the basic concepts of Classic Mechanics with a special emphasis on the most essential aspects, trying to develop intuition and reasoning;

  2. To introduce the necessary mathematical tools;

  3. To develop the ability to apply mathematics to problems of the real world of physics and engineering;

  4. To include examples of application in order to show/emphasize the phisical meaning of the results. 

Learning outcomes and competences

Acquisition of knowledge of underlying sciences
At the end of this course unit, students should be capable of:
- Correctly use basic vocabulary of classic mechanics.
- Apply the fundamental laws of classic mechanics in the analysis and resolution of problems.
- Use Newton’s laws to explain natural phenomena and identify similar phenomena in technology and engineering applications, based on the same laws and concepts.
- Develop an attitude of respect towards the laws of nature.
- Develop personal and professional skills and attributes
- Develop skills in the autonomous resolution of problems.
- Develop a critical thinking by testing solutions using tools as dimensional analysis, forecasting quantity orders and estimates and comparison with limit cases.
- Develop their responsibility and ethics.
- Develop their oral and written communication skills.

3. Interpersonal skills
At the end of this course, students should
- Develop teamwork skills.
- Develop oral communication skills.

Working method


Pre-requirements (prior knowledge) and co-requirements (common knowledge)

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Students should be familiar with the basic calculus tools given in Mathematical Analysis I and Mathematical Analysis II courses.


1. Classical Mechanics: Measurements and units. Vectors. Kinematics. Newton's Laws. Work and energy. Systems of particles. Conservation laws. Collisions. Rotation of a rigid body around a fixed axis. Statics. Systems with many particles. Statics of a rigid body.

Mandatory literature

Tipler, Paul A.; Física para cientistas e engenheiros. ISBN: 85-216-1462-4

Complementary Bibliography

Hugh D. Young; University physics. ISBN: 0-201-84769-8
Herch Moysés Nussenzveig; Curso de física básica. ISBN: 85-212-0046-3 (vol.1)
António Jorge Silvestre; Mecânica. ISBN: 978-989-689-295-1

Teaching methods and learning activities

Theoretical-practical (TP) classes: 2 classes/week, 1h30 hour each The concepts and the fundamental are introduced.

 Practical (P) classes: 1 classes/week, 1 hour each Students have to prepare and try to solve a set of problems indicated in TP classes.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 70,00
Teste 30,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 104,00
Frequência das aulas 58,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams

For students in 1st registration: Number of absences defined by UP regulation.

For students with two or more registrations: For these students there is no criterion of attendance, ie, there is no marking of faults.

With frequency in the previous year: perform the exam to 20 points.

Without frequency in the previous year:
 attend the final exams, performing the exam to 20 points.

Calculation formula of final grade

MN = Max(0,70*E + 0,30*CA, E)

MN – Mark in the normal season
E - Exam;
CA - Continuous Assessment: tests / the CA mark obtained in the previous year.


Examinations or Special Assignments

Not applicable

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

An exam at the corresponding season.

Classification improvement

M = MAX (MN, 0,30*CA + 0,70*R, R)

M: improvement mark
MN: Normal season mark
R - Recurso exam mark.


Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the evaluation of this curricular unit involves only a final exam. There is no continuous assessment.

Students are allowed to use calculators ( alphanumeric are not allowed) and a form in all tests.

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