General Physics II

Year
1
Academic year
2019-2020
Code
01003177
Subject Area
Physics
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
4.5
Type
Compulsory
Level
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

Mathematical Analysis I and General Physics I

Teaching Methods

Theoretical classes consisting of a detailed lecturing of the concepts, principles and essential theories and the resolution of some exercises, which provide all the needs to introduce students to the subject.  Theoretical-practical classes in which students are intended to solve practical exercises with the teacher’s guidance.

Learning Outcomes

Objectives: learning the main concepts, principles and equations of Electromagnetism and Thermodynamics; application of this knowledge to solving practical problems.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

1. Electromagnetism

a) Electrostatics

Electrical charge and Coulomb’s law. Electrical force, electrical potential energy, electrical field and electrical potential. Gauss’s law. Conductors e condensers. Dielectrics.

b) Direct current

Resistance and Ohm’s law. The Joule effect. Kirchhoff’s laws.

c) Electromagnetism

Biot-Savart, Laplace, Ampere and Lenz’s laws. Induction.

2. Termodynamics

Temperature and the zeroth law. The perfect gas. Phase transitions. Reversible transformations and quasistatic work. Heat, internal energy and the first law. Heat capacity and  latent heat. Heat transfer. Carnot cycle and the heat engine. Entropy and the second law.

Head Lecturer(s)

Vítor Hugo Nunes Rodrigues

Assessment Methods

Final
Exam: 100.0%

Bibliography

Costa, Maria Margarida Ramalho R. e Maria José B. Marques de Almeida. Fundamentos de Física. 2ª ed. Coimbra: Almedina, 2004.

Güémez, Julio, Fiolhais, Carlos e Fiolhais, Manuel. Fundamentos de Termodinâmica do Equilíbrio. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1998..

Tipler, Paul A. e Gene Mosca. Física para Cientistas e Engenheiros, Vol. 1: Mecânica, Oscilações e Ondas, Termodinâmica, São Paulo: LTC, 2009.

Tipler, Paul A. e Gene Mosca. Física para Cientistas e Engenheiros, Vol. 2: Electricidade e Magnetismo, Óptica, São Paulo: LTC, 2009.