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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Mechanics and Waves


Science in Aerospace Engineering

Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS

| Semestral | 5

Year | Type of course unit | Language

1 |Mandatory |Português



Recommended complementary curricular units

Not applicable.

Professional Internship



1. Framework / Contextualization. Unit systems.

2. Vectors. Calculations with vectors.

3. Movement: uniform; uniformly accelerated; uniformly retarded.

   Displacement, speed and acceleration.

   Circular movement.

   Launching projectiles.

4. Newton's law.

5. Friction.

6. Work and energy.

7. Waves.

8. Oscillations.


Describe the movement in space and time; understand the physical principles associated with work and energy and understand the fundamental laws of kinematics, oscillations and waves.

Teaching methodologies and assessment

TEACHING METHODOLOGY: The teaching-learning methods will be based on the work done in class, study and bibliographic research by the student. During the classes, the teacher will make the presentation and discussion of the syllabus, applying the acquired knowledge to concrete situations and examples of practical cases. Students will have the opportunity to apply the themes under analysis by solving proposed problems.

With remote teaching, adopted in some of the classes: i) transmitting some more theoretical concepts and knowledge; ii) strengthening the students' autonomy, who are challenged to work on a set of practical works.

EVALUATION: Continuous evaluation - Two tests and two practical works will be performed. The weighting of the evaluation elements will be: first test (40%), second test (40%), practical works (20%). Exam - written test (100%).


Paul Tipler; Gene Mosca - 'Física para Cientistas e Engenheiros', LTC Editora, 2009.

Raymond Serway; John Jewett - 'Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics', Cengage Learning Inc, 2009.

David Halliday; Robert Resnick - 'Fundamentos de Física', LTC Editora, 2012.

Office Hours

Nome do docente  

Horário de atendimento


Nuno Correia dos Santos

Sexta-feira, das 14.30 às 15.30

Gabinete do docente