Colour Physics

Design and Graphic Arts
3 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 45,0 TP + 3,0 O

- Rosa Brígida Almeida Quadros Fernandes

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 assessment:
Minimum attendance of 2/3 of taught theoretical and practical (TP) classes.
5% Completion of an individual assignment on design with light (a topic of the student’s choice or one addressed in class).
95% Two multiple-choice

- Hewitt, P. (2009). Física Conceitual (cap 19, 20, 26, 28 e 29). São Paulo: Bookman
- Fernandes, R. (0). sebenta teorica de fisica da cor 2012 2013. Acedido em 21 de dezembro de 2014 em
- Fernandes, R. (0). sebenta pratica de fisica da cor 2012 2013. Acedido em 1 de dezembro de 2014 em
- 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 and practical classes exploring concepts and problem solving, one assignment per week on the theme design with light involving practical experiments. Online simulations and videos for illustrative purposes.

Software used in class
PHET simulations and another online simulations.