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Ano Letivo: 2016/17

Bachelor's Degree in Design e Tecnologia das Artes Gráficas

Colour Physics

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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

- Rosa Brígida Almeida Quadros Fernandes


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 , classification and retrieval of image by geometric construction.

Evaluation Methodology
Class development of an individual assignment related with light design (personal or course related choice). Two-mid-term tests. Students will also have (as homework) self-training tests with automatic feedback in all answers.

- 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 https://www.dropbox.com/s/i1rotsj2q2sjt70/sebenta%20teorica%20de%20fisica%20da%20cor%202012%202013.pdf?dl=0
- Fernandes, R. (0). sebenta pratica de fisica da cor 2012 2013. Acedido em 1 de dezembro de 2014 em https://www.dropbox.com/s/isatzn16nok4vbl/sebenta%20pratica%20de%20fisica%20da%20cor%202012%202013.pdf?dl=0
- Fernandes, R. (0). Física da Cor IPT vibes, um PLE para servir de exemplo. Acedido em 1 de dezembro de 2014 em http://www.netvibes.com/rosab#conteudos_principais

Teaching Method
Theoretical and practical problem-solving, one group assignment with weeckly enrolment, practical light-based experiments and online and video simulations.

Software used in class
Moodle, PHET simulations and another online simulations.




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