Física para a Biologia - Biologia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 1 / 1º Semestre
Plan: 2015/16
Scientific Area: FIS
Level: Básico

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 24.00
Theorical-Pratical: 24.00
Pratical and Laboratorial: 24.00


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Biologia (regime pós-laboral) - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2011/12
Biologia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2015/16

Teaching Staff

Jorge Mariano Fernandes Gouveia
Jorge Mariano Fernandes Gouveia

Ensino prático e laboratorial
Pedro Jorge Gomes Camacho de Almeida
Pedro Jorge Gomes Camacho de Almeida

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
Ensino teórico-prático

Course Information

Course Objectivs

1 To grasp basic principles of various Physics study fields.

2 To develop the ability to construct and explore physical models.

3 To measure physical quantities.

4 To establish a connection between Physics and Biology by using as examples physical phenomena that occur in living beings.

5 To analize data by means of calculations and graphical representation.

Evaluation Criteria

Classification Type: Quantitative (0-20)
Evaluation Methodology: The methodology employed in theoretical classes is expositive. The contents are laid out on the board, equations and formulae derived from first principles and great emphasis is put into the connection between physical formulae and the real world. Theoretical­practical classes consist in problem solving. Some key problems are worked out on the board, but the bulk of problems is solved independently by the students, who can count with individual assistance from the lecturer whenever needed. The theoretical and theoreticalpractical classes are concerned with biological and/or biomedical applications. Practical classes consist in experiments and treatment of experimentally obtained data. Evaluation Model: B. Evaluation Methodology: T and TP components: 3 written tests. All three without aid materials and calculators. In the examination period 1, 2 or 3 out of the 3 tests can be improved. Lab component: 2 lab tests. In the examination period 1 of the tests can be improved.

Program Resume (get program detail)

Main Bibliography

J. D. de Deus, M. Pimenta, A. Noronha, T. Peña, P. Brogueira (2000). Introdução à Física. McGraw-Hill.
P. Davidovits (2008). Physics in Biology and Medicine. Academic Press.
E. Okuno, I. L. Caldas, C. Chow (1982). Física para ciências biológicas e biomédicas. Harbra.
L. Salgueiro, J. G. Ferreira (1991). Introdução à Biofísica. Gulbenkian.
R. Resnick, D. Halliday, K. S. Krane (1996). Física vols. 1, 2, 3 e 4. LTC.
M. Alonso, E. J. Finn (2001). Física ­ um curso universitário vols. 1 e 2.. Edgard Blücher.

Other Biographical Sources / Support Documents

Student Support

Pedro Almeida

Monday: from 9h00 to 11h00 and 13h00 to 14h00.
Thursday: from 9h00 to 11h00 and 13h30 to 14h00.
Friday: from 9h00 to 10h30

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2ª-feira, das 9h00 às 11h00 e das 13h00 às 14h00.
5ª-feira, das 9h00 às 11h00 e das 13h30 às 14h00.
6ª-feira, das 9h00 às 10h30.


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