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Laboratorial Techniques in Physics

Code 12152
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(45H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Physics
Entry requirements -
Learning outcomes At the end of the UC students should be able to
1 Plan and execute a set of experiments spread over several thematic units of Physics
2 Properly use measurement instruments and Error Theory to evaluate and discuss the results of the experiments carried out
3 Develop laboratory techniques in different areas of science
4 Critically analyse the work developed, communicate it and self-assessment it
Syllabus The syllabus is consistent with the objectives of the course, since this UC aims to convey the importance of performing experimental activities with rigor, submit the results to mathematical analysis and the acquisition of experimental skills.
The themes are articulated so that the students understand how the laboratory should be organized, how to plan and execute an experiment, record and analyse experimental data and communicate the results, which represents one of the most relevant aspects of the work developed .
Main Bibliography Physics Laboratory Manual, David H. Loyd, 4th Edition, InfoTrac Student Collections (2014)
Data reduction and error analysis for physical sciences, Philip Raymond Bevington & David Keith Robinson, 3rd Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, (2002)
Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Paul A. Tipler, 6th Editiom Freeman/Worth Publishers (2008)
Fundamental of Physics, Extended, D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker, 11th Edition John Wiley & Sons (2018)
An introduction to error analysis, John Robert Taylor, University Science Books, (1977)
Física Experimental – Uma Introdução, M. C. Abreu, L. Matias & L. Peralta, Editorial Presença, Lisboa (1994)
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The syllabus is exposed and discussed with students in TP type classes;
In PL type classes, the resolution and discussion of application problems and the experimental activity are carried out.
The evaluation is done with a written test and also has a component related to reports of the experimental activities developed.
Assessment of the UC final will consist of a punctual component and a continuous component:
1. Taking a written attendance test (30%)
2. Continuous assessment (70%)
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-23

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