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Complementary Physics

Code 12141
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Physics
Entry requirements -
Learning outcomes The objectives of the curricular unit are:
1. To ensure a sound preparation in all a reas of physics integrating the basic training required for a rigorous practice
of the teaching profession;
2. To supplement this minim al training, not only in terms of theory and understanding of nature, but also with regard to
the real importance of the applications of physics in everyday contemporary life, knowledge leading to a more
informative, motivating and integrated teaching activity;
3. To provide instruction on expanding and continually u pdating of this knowledge.
At the end of the curricular unit the student should show:
1. The required progress and fluency in the subjects deem ed necessary for fulfillment of their initial training;
2. An understanding of the relevance and applications of this science;
3. A capacity for independent progress.
Syllabus In view of some diversity in the preparatory training of students, the emphasis of this complementary training will also
be differentiated. Subjects primarily in the areas of Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, and Modern Physics, will be
taught in strict accordance with the real needs revealed by the student, with emphasis on both knowledge of the
fundamental principles and of their importance for understanding applications to science and contemporary
Choice of a topic relevant in basic and secondary education to explore towards a deeper understanding of the
underlying principles, including a study of the implications for understanding nature and uses in science and
Main Bibliography H D Young, R A Freedman (2016). Física, 14.ª ed., 4 volumes (I - Mecânica; II - Termodinâmica e ondas; III - Eletromagnetismo; IV - Ótica e física moderna). São Paulo: Pearson/Addison-Wesley
R P Feynman, R B Leighton, M Sands (2008). Lições de física, 4 volumes (I - Mecânica, radiação e calor; II - Eletromagnetismo e matéria; III - Mecânica quântica; IV - Dicas de física). Bookman
H M Nussenzveig (1996-2000). Curso de física básica, 4 volumes (1 - Mecânica; 2 - Fluidos, oscilações e ondas, calor; 3 - Eletromagnetismo; 4 - Ótica, relatividade e física quântica). São Paulo: Edgard Blücher
A. Fraknoi, D. Morrison, S.C. Wolff, OpenStax Astronomy (2016)
W. Moebs, S.J. Ling, J. Sanny, OpenStax University Physics ( 2016)
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The teaching methodology is centered on the student, coordinating his or hers autonomous work with help of the teaching team. The assessment has a continuous component, in the form of small activities (problem solving and analysis and discussion of texts, videos and physics applets) that will be assigned to the students throughout the semester, and a more in-depth written work on a topic of physics proposed by the professor, to be carried out at the end of the semester.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-25

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