Department assigned to the subject: Department of Physics
Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS
Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture
Students are expected to have completed
School level Physics and Mathematics including basic concepts of kinematics, dynamics, electric and magnetic field and use of basic mathematical tools: algebraic operations with vectors, differentiation and integration
Knowledge of basic physical phenomena in engineering implications.
Understanding mathematical models that explain these phenomena.
Understanding and management of the scientific method and scientific - technical language.
Development of techniques and strategies for the analysis of reasoning and problem solving (PO a).
Interpretation and analysis of experimental data ( PO b). Elemental device management and measurement systems ( PO b).
Description of contents: programme
Particle kinematics. Particle Dynamics. Coulomb's law. Electric Field. Gauss Law. Electric potential. Conductors. Capacitors, Dielectric and Energy. Electric Current. Magnetic Forces and Magnetic Fields. Sources of Magnetic Field. Magnetic Materials. Faraday 's law of induction. Wave propagation. Sound and electromagnetic waves.
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures on the specific topics together with simple guide of problem solving; aimed at the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and basic skills(3 ECTS credits).
Recitation classes with direct and active interaction between students and teacher, individual tutorials and pupil's personal work; aimed at the acquisition of practical skills related to course syllabus; discussion of specific of problems in small groups and solving assigned problems. Practical laboratory sessions in which pupils carry out experimental work including measurements and analysis of results. (3 ECTS credits).
% end-of-term-examination 60
% of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40