Colour Physics

Design and Graphic Arts, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 3359/2013 - 01/03/2013

3 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 45,0 TP + 3,0 O


Not applicable

On completion of this course students should demonstrate to be able to solve lighting-related problems and select lighting sources as applied to light design.

1- Concepts photometry : energy and power; luminous flux; luminous efficiency; luminous intensity and illuminance.

2- Electromagnetic spectrum; monochromatic and polychromatic light sources. Black body and color temperature.

3- Reflection ( RE ) and refraction ( RA ) of light: practical applications of RE and RA laws. Fermat principle. Transmission and absorption of light. Important properties of transparent media ( refractive index , absorption coefficient ). Lenses.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous evaluation:
Minimum 2/3 of attendance at the planned TP classes.
10% Individual work linked to design with light in the classroom (personal choice or linked to the course).
10% participation in class, exposing doubts, sharing opinions and experiences.
80% Two online multiple choice tests throughout the semester.

Other evaluation periods:
100% online multiple choice test including all the material taught throughout the semester.

- Hewitt, P. (2009). Física Conceitual (cap 19, 20, 26, 28 e 29). São Paulo: Bookman
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- Fernandes, R. (0). Física da Cor IPT vibes, um PLE para servir de exemplo. Acedido em 1 de dezembro de 2014 em

Method of interaction
Theoretical-practical classes to expose concepts using online simulations and videos. Problem solving. Training tests with automatic feedback for autonomous study that do not enter the evaluation score.

Software used in class
PHET simulations and another online simulations.