1. DEFINITIONS AND CONCEPTS:1.1.Quantities and units, 1.2. Vectors, 1.3. Scientific notation, 1.4. Conversion factors.
2. NEWTON'S LAWS (I): 2.1. Introduction, 2.2. Newton's laws of motion: 2.2.1. Previous studies, 2.2.2. Newton's first law, 2.2.3. Newton's second law, 2.3. Gravitational force, 2.4.Examples and applications in physiotherapy.
3. NEWTON'S LAWS (II): 3.1. Newton's third law, 3.2. Contact forces: 3.2.1. Definition, 3.2.2. Tension force, 3.2.3.Normal force, 3.2.4. Friction force, 3.3. Drag force, 3.4. Fixed simple pulleys.
4. TORQUES AND LEVERS. 4.1. Torque: 4.1.1. Definition and properties, 4.1.2. Resultant torque, 4.1.3. Static equilibrium, 4.2. Levers: 4.2.1. Definition of lever, 4.2.2. Lever classification, 4.2.3. Levers in the human body.
5. CENTER OF MASS AND EQUILIBRIUM: 5.1. Center of mass and center of gravity: 5.1.1. Definitions and properties, 5.1.2. The CoM/CoG in the human body, 5.1.3.Location of the CoM/CoG, 5.2. Equilibrium and stability: 5.2.1. Static equilibrium, 5.2.2. Factors affecting stability.
6. ENERGY AND WAVES: 6.1. Energy and heat: 6.1.1. What is energy?, 6.1.2. Forms of energy, 6.1.3. Energy and heat, 6.2. Waves: 6.2.1. Waves: definition and properties, 6.2.2. Mathematical description of waves, 6.2.3. Sound waves, 6.2.4. Electromagnetic waves.
7. STATIC FLUIDS: 7.1. Basic concepts, 7.2. Density, 7.3. Pressure: 7.3.1. What is pressure?, 7.3.2.Pressure in liquids, 7.3.3. Pressure in gases, 7.4.Applications in physiotherapy.
8. FLUIDS IN MOTION: 8.1. Fluid flows: 8.1.1. Types of flows, 8.1.2. Continuity equation, 8.1.3. Bernoulli's equation, 8.2. Real flows: 8.2.1. Viscous resistance, 8.2.2. Viscous flows and applications in physiotherapy.
9. COHESIVE FORCES IN LIQUIDS: SURFACE TENSION AND CAPILLARITY: 9.1. Forces between molecules: Adhesion and cohesion, 9.2. Surface tension: 9.2.1. What is surface tension?, 9.2.2. Laplace's law, 9.2.3.Applications in the human body, 9.3. Capillarity: 9.3.1. What is capillarity?, 9.3.2. Jurin's law, 9.3.3. Applications in the human body, 9.4. Examples in physiotherapy.
10. ELECTRICITY: 10.1.Electrostatic force: 10.1.1. Force between point charges - Coulomb's law, 10.1.2. Principle of superposition, 10.2. The electric field: 10.2.1. What is the electric field?, 10.2.2. Principle of superposition, 10.3.The electric potential: 10.3.1. What is the electric potential?, 10.3.2. The electric potential due to a point charge, 10.4. Uniform electric fields: 10.4.1. Properties of uniform electric fields, 10.4.2. Evaluation of electric fields, 10.5. Capacitors: 10.5.1. Definition and properties of capacitors, 10.5.2. The parallel plate capacitor, 10.5.3. Capacitors and physiotherapy: The capacitive effect.
11. ELECTRIC CIRCUITS: 11.1. Electric current: 11.1.1. Generation of electric current, 11.1.2. Current intensity and current density, 11.1.3. Ohm's law, 11.1.4. Electrical resistance and resistivity, 11.2.Electric circuits: 11.2.1. Combination of resistors, 11.2.2. Electric work and electric power, Joule effect, 11.3. Electric currents and physiotherapy: 11.3.1. Resistive effect, 11.3.2. Muscular stimulation using electric currents.
12. MAGNETISM: 12.1. Effects of the magnetic field: 12.1.1. The magnetic field. Definition and properties, 12.1.2. Magnetic field lines, 12.1.3. Magnetic force acting on a moving charged particle, 12.1.4. Charged particle motion in a magnetic field, 12.1.5. Hall effect, 12.2. Generation of magnetic fields: 12.2.1. Sources of magnetic field, 12.2.2. The magnetic field generated by straight current wires, 12.2.3. The magnetic field generated by loop current wires, 12.2.4. The magnetic field generated by coils, 12.3. Applications in physiotherapy.
Tutorships will be carried out in person in enabled classrooms. Communication and interaction with the students will be in person, and the Moodle forum and email will be used in addition.
Tutorships will be virtually conducted. Communication and interaction with the students will take place virtually, through the Moodle forum, video-conferencing means and email.