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Applied Physics

Code 10244
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Physics
Mode of delivery Face to face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes The objective of this course unit is to teach physics concepts useful for Medicinal Chemistry, specifically in the areas of fluids and optics. Upon completing the course unit the student should be able to:
Explain elementary laws of fluid physics and use them to analyze practical situations including flow and centrifugation.
Describe phenomena associated with surfaces and interfaces, including consequences of surface tension, adsorption and surfactants.
Apply the laws of reflection and refraction.
Interpret qualitatively and describe quantitatively the working of simple optical systems and instruments.
Describe the wave nature of light and propagation.
Describe interference and diffraction phenomena.
Explain and apply refractometry and polarimetry.
Syllabus 1. Fluids
1.1. Hydrostatics.
1.2. Elementary hydrodynamics.
1.3. Sedimentation and centrifugation.
2. Surface phenomena.
2.1. Surface tension.
2.2. Adsorption and surfactants.
3. Optics.
3.1 Light waves and propagation.
3.2. Reflection and refraction.
3.3. Mirrors, lenses and images.
3.4. Optical Instruments.
3.5. Interference and diffraction.
3.6. Refractometry and polarimetry.

The topics proposed are sufficient and necessary to fulfill the objectives defined for this course unit.
Main Bibliography J. Duran. Biofísica Fundamentos e Aplicações. Pearson.
P. Davidovits. Physics in Biology and Medicine. Academic Press.
Okuno, Caldas, Iberê e Chow, Física para Ciências Biológicas e Biomédicas. Editora Harbra.
Tipler and Mosca - Física para Cientistas e Engenheiros, LTC.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2012-05-18

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