The module of "Applied Physics I" is part of the Integrated Course
"Physical and Experimental Sciences". The module has been
designed to convey knowledge and understanding of basic physics
principles, providing an introductory basis for other disciplines including
Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biology, Physiology, etc., that rely on the
physical phenomenology on make frequent use of it.
The course will also provide the conceptual basis for understanding a
number of major technologies that are used with increasing frequency. In
this sense, the module also aims to develop the students' attitude
towards independent study and continuing education on the application
of physical techniques to several fields.
As its final, but perhaps most important, goal, the course has been
designed to stimulate students to become more familiar with certain
common concepts, that are not always sufficiently explained in previous
studies, such as: mechanical action between bodies in contact, exertion
and energy in action, dynamic aspects resulting from elastic force and
impact, friction and thermal and thermodynamic aspects, static and
dynamic properties of gaseous and liquid fluids.