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Mechanics and Waves

Code 8543
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Physics and Chemistry
Entry requirements Domain of the essential contents of Physics that are contained in several manuals destined to the high school education. Knowledge of elementary mathematical calculus.
Mode of delivery --Face to Face with recourse to e-learning.
Work placements --Not applicable.
Learning outcomes The objective of the Curricular Unit is that students acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics useful to Engineering in the field of classical mechanics including the study of waves and vibrations.
At the end of the Course the student should be able to analyze, understand and describe mathematically some elementary mechanics, waves and vibrations phenomena. Consequently they will be able to apply the basic principles of classical mechanics in the description and discussion of various phenomena involving Newtonian mechanics.
Syllabus Systems of Units. Movement. Laws of Newton. Work and energy. Potential energy. Conservation of the mechanical energy. Energy conservation. Particle systems and conservation of the linear moment. Center of mass. Movement of the center of mass. Kinetic energy of a particle system. Collisions. Moment of a force and moment of inertia. Angular moment. Kinetic energy of rotation. Static balance and elasticity. Tension and deformation. Young's modulus and module of shear. Fluids. Hydrostatics. Fluids in motion. Bernoulli equation. Law of Poiseuille. Number of Reynolds. Oscillations. Transverse waves and longitudinal waves. Harmonic waves. Waves against obstacles. Overlapping of waves and standing waves. Sound waves.
Main Bibliography Physics, 1992, 4th Resnick, Halliday and Krane, vol1 (versão em português na biblioteca, mas na adptação portuguesa são quatro volumes logo esta disciplina está explanada no vol I e II)

Bibliografia adicional

Halliday, D.; Resnick, R.; Walker, J. (2001) Fundamentals of physics, 6th EditionJohn Wiley & Sons Inc., New York

Tipler, P.A. ; Mosca G.P. (2004) Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 5th edition, W.H. Freeman, New York.

Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Theoretical classes (T) with oral exposure of the topics of the subjects, using audio-visual media, complemented with a tutorial regime associated with self-learning and study accompanied by students. And theoretical-practical (TP) problem solving classes.
Final evaluation of the Curricular Unit will consist of two components, one punctual (Written test) and the other continuous:

Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-03-23

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