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It is intended that students understand the basic theoretical concepts of dynamics, statics, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic, and are able to apply these concepts to solve simple problems, and develop the ability to perform lab work, analyzing and treating adequately, the data obtained.

In this course students should acquire autonomy and sense of responsibility, study habits, critical thinking, teamwork and collaboration, developing the ability to search library resources and to establish, in their own words, a summary of this research, taking notes in classes, distinguishing the essential from the accessory, to prepare a report of an experimental activity accurately, clearly and concisely, effectively using graphical diagrams, tables and results, whenever possible, with consideration of errors.



1.1. Measures and Units. Dimensional Analysis.

1.2. Scalar and Vector Quantities. Vector Calculus

1.3. Kinematics / Motion Notions

1.4. Particle Dynamics and Static

1.5. Deformations and Moment

1.6. Energy, Work and Power

1.7. Impulse and momentum


2.1. Concept of fluid. Concept of Density and Pressure.

2.2. Static Fluids. Variation of Pressure with Depth.

2.3. Fluid Dynamics. Ideal and Viscous Fluids

2.4. Law of Conservation of Mass. Flow rate.

2.5. Bernoulli's Law Ideal Fluid. Applications

2.6. Flow of Viscous Fluids. Poiseuille's Law

2.7. Liquid Surface Tension and Capillarity Phenomenon

2.8. Hemodynamics and Blood Pressure

2.9. Diffusion

3. Laboratory practice

3.1. Projectile motion

3.2. Newton's Laws

3.3. Principle of Energy Conservation

3.4. Archimedes' Principle

3.5. Equation Bernoulli (Venturi tubes)

3.6. Electrocardiogram and Blood Pressure

Teaching Methodologies

O processo de ensino e aprendizagem adotado na disciplina compreende momentos presenciais (aulas teóricas (T), teórico-práticas (TP), laboratoriais (L), e tutoriais) e momentos de trabalho pessoal — na biblioteca ou em casa. Ao longo das aulas T os conteúdos são transmitidos através de metodologias expositivas e interrogativas, com participação ativa dos alunos. As aulas TP trabalham os conceitos através da análise de modelos e da resolução de problemas e de exercícios, versando os diversos conteúdos de cada módulo de aprendizagem. Nas sessões em laboratório são realizados atividades experimentais com recursos a aquisição e tratamento de dados, cujo objetivo é verificar a validade dos modelos apresentados nas aulas.


Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, by Raymond A. Serway, Robert J. Beichner; Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.

Physics for Scientists and Engineers, by Paul A. Tipler & Gene Mosca, W. H. Freeman & Co. University Physics with Modern Physics, by Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman, T. R. Sandin, A. Lewis Ford; Addison Wesley Publishing Co.

Modern Physics, Tipler, Paul A.; Llewellyn, Ralph, Publisher: W. H. Freeman.



ECTS Credits



  • Orientação Tutorial - 1 hours
  • Práticas e Laboratórios - 30 hours
  • Teóricas - 30 hours

Evaluation Methodology

  • Laboratory component: 25%
  • Theoretical and practical component: 75%