Checking date: 29/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Study: Bachelor in Mobile and Space Communications Engineering (217)

Coordinating teacher: BRIZ PACHECO, SUSANA

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
Physics and Mathematics at high school level. Physics: fundamentals of kinematics, dynamics, electric and magnetic field Mathematics: derivatives and integrals
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Acquire the knowledge of basic physical phenomena related with engineering. Understanding the mathematical models involved in general physics. Understanding and using the scientific method, and scientific language. Development of reasoning strategies and techniques for analysing and solving problems (PO a). Analysis and interpretation of experimental data (PO b.). Dealing with laboratory instruments (PO b).
Description of contents: programme
Topics covered: Particle kinematics. Particle dynamics. Coulomb¿s law. Electric field. Gauss law. Electric potential. Conductors. Capacitors, dielectrics and field energy. Magnetic forces and magnetic field. Sources of the magnetic field. Magnetic materials. Faraday¿s induction law. Wave propagation. Acustic and electromagnetic waves.
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures on the specific topics together with a simple guide for problem solving. Provide a theoretical background on physics. (3 ECTS). Recitation classes, discussion of specific concepts previously addressed, and solving assigned problems. (3 ECTS). Practical laboratoy sessions, the pupils must carry out experimental meassurements and analyse the results.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Paul A. Tipler. Physics for Scientists and engineers. Ed. W.A. Freeman and Company.
  • Wolfgang Bauer, Gary D. Wesfall. University Physics with Modern Physics. Ed. Mc Graw Hill.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.