Learning outcomes

At the end of this programme, the student will have acquired a basic knowledge of the fundamental laws of physics and the basic concepts of mathematics necessary for the study of physics. He.she will be able to solve physics problems using mathematical and numerical tools, to analyze physical phenomena using experimental techniques, to model simple physical systems, to apply a scientific approach and to argument with rigor. He.she will have developed skills in self-reliance, communication and teamwork.

On successful completion of this programme, each student is able to :

1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the fundamental laws of physics and master and use the basic concepts of mathematics.

1.1 Explain the basic concepts of general physics, microscopic physics, statistical physics, macroscopic physics, theoretical and mathematical physics, experimental physics, and numerical simulation in physics.
1.2 Use the basic tools of mathematical analysis, algebra, geometry and statistics.
1.3 Recognize the fundamental concepts of scientific theories.
1.4 Apply physical and mathematical theories to solve a problem.
1.5 Adequately employ the basic principles of experimental physics: measurements and their uncertainties, measuring instruments, basic data processing by computer tools.
1.6 Explain a measurement method.
1.7 Model simple systems and predict their evolution using numerical methods, including computer simulations.
1.8 Reconstitute the historical evolution of the basic concepts of physics.

2. Demonstrate methodological, technical, and practical skills for problem solving in physics.

2.1 Justify the choice of methods and tools used to solve known problems in physics.
2.2 Properly use instruments to perform a measurement or study a physical system.
2.3 Correctly handle computer tools to help solve problems in physics.
2.4 Apply basic tools to model simple physical systems and solve known problems in the fundamental areas of physics.

3. Describe and evaluate a scientific approach and reasoning.

3.1 Evaluate the simplicity, clarity and rigor of a scientific reasoning.
3.2 Build physical reasoning and formalize it.
3.3 Argue the validity of a scientific result.
3.4 Calculate the orders of magnitude of a problem in physics.
3.5 Recognize the analogies between different problems in physics.
3.6 Judge the relevance of a scientific approach and the interest of a physical theory.