Lectures where the theoretical concepts are explained (PO: a)
The lecturer will provide the following information (1 week in advance)
- Notes describing the main topics to be discussed during the theoretical session
- Chapters/sections in each of the text books provided in the bibliography were the studend can read about these topics
Activities in groups (~ 40 students dividen in 2-3 people groups) to solve problems (PO: a, d).
The main skills to be developed in these activities are:
- To understand the statement of the problem (for instance drawing an scheme that summarizes the statement)
- To identify the physical phenomenon involved in the statement and the physical laws related to it.
- To develop a strategy to reach the objective (for instance breaking the problem in small subproblems).
- To be careful in the use of mathematics
- To analyze the reasonability of the result (is the final number reasonable?, are the dimensions consistent?)
Small works focused to the search of scientific information in different sources (mainly internet). (PO: a,d)
Laboratoy sessions (~ 24 students dividen in 2 people groups). (PO:b, d)
The main skills to be developed in this activity are:
- To understand that physics is an experimental science and they can reproduce the laws that have been theoretically explained in the lectures.
- To use scientific instruments and to be careful in its operation
- To be careful in the acquisiton of the experimental data.
- To learn the basis of the management of a scientific data set
- To write a report with the main results of the experiment
- To reason in a critical way these results: have we achieve the goals of the experiment?