Checking date: 05/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Physics II
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Plan: 446 - Estudio: 221)

Coordinating teacher: TARDIO LOPEZ, MIGUEL MODESTO

Department assigned to the subject: Physics Department

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Introduction to differential and integral calculus, vector linear algebra and trigonometry. We recommend taking the Physics course offered by our university to incoming students in all Engineering degrees.
By the end of this course, students will be able to: 1.- Know and understand the physical principles of electricity and magnetism. 2.- Apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve problems of electricity and magnetism by using established methods. 3.- Design and carry out experiments on electricity and magnetism to interpret the data and draw conclusions from them. 4.- Handle correctly the basic devices and systems of electrical measurements for data collection in electricity and magnetism practices. 5.- Select and use appropriate tools and methods to solve problems of electricity and magnetism. 6.- Combine theory and practice to solve problems of electricity and magnetism.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Coulomb's law. Electric field. Gauss' law. Electric potential. Conductors. Capacitors, dielectrics and energy. Electric current and RC circuits. Magnetic forces and magnetic fields. Sources of magnetic field. Magnetic materials. Faraday's law of induction. LC and LRC circuits. Electrical oscillations and resonance. Maxwell's Equations. Electromagnetic Waves.
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures and student's presentations and personal work, aimed at the acquisition of theoretical knowledge (3 ECTS credits). - Practical laboratory sessions of mandatory attendance; practical sessions for small groups, with active and direct interaction between the students and the professor; individual office hours and student's personal work. They are aimed at the acquisition of practical skills related to the syllabus of the course (3 ECTS credits).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • SEARS, ZEMANSKY, YOUNG & FRIEDMAN. Física Universitaria. Volumen 2. Addison-Wesley.
  • SERWAY, RA. Física para ciencias e ingenierías.. Thomson.
  • TIPLER, PA. Física. Volumen 1 y Volumen 2. Reverté.
  • TIPLER, PA & MOSCA, G.. Física. Volumen 1 y Volumen 2. Reverté.
  • TIPLER, PA.. Física. Volumen 1 y Volumen 2.. Reverté..

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.