Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Physics II
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)

Coordinating teacher: TARDIO LOPEZ, MIGUEL MODESTO

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
We recommend carrying out the physics course offered our university to incoming students in the fields of Engineering.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
By the end of this subject, students will be able to have: 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 measurement 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.
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 students¿ presentations and personal work. They are aimed at the acquisition of theoretical knowledge (3 ECTS credits). Activities will develop synchronously, essentially by means of the Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate platforms. - Practical laboratory sessions of mandatory attendance (two sessions in the laboratory and two synchronous ones); practical sessions for small groups, with active and direct interaction between the students and the professor; individual office hours and students¿ 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
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 and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.