Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Physics I
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)

Coordinating teacher: MUÑOZ CASTELLANOS, ANGEL

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
Initiation to the differential and integral calculus and also vector calculus. Furthernore, good knowledge in trigonometry. It is recommended to take the zero course in physics offered by our university to new students in all engineering degrees.
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. Have knowledge and understanding of the physical principles of mechanics and thermodynamics 2. Have the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding in order to identify, formulate and solve problems of mechanics and thermodynamics using established methods 3. Have the ability to design and perform mechanical and thermodynamic experiments, in order to interpret the data obtained and draw conclusions from them. 4. Have laboratory equipment management skills for data collection in mechanics and thermodynamics practices 5. Have the ability to select and use appropriate tools and methods to solve problems of mechanics and thermodynamics 6. Have the ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems of mechanics and thermodynamics
Description of contents: programme
01. Kinematics of a particle 02. Dynamics of a particle 03. Conservative and nonconservative forces 04. Particle systems 05. Kinematics of rigid bodies 06. Dynamics of rigid bodies 07. Introduction to Thermodynamics. Temperature 08. First law 09. Second law 10. Entropy
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures on theory, student presentations and personal work; aimed at the acquisition of theoretical knowledge (3 ECTS). Laboratory practical sessions of compulsory attendance, problem-solving sessions in small groups with direct and active interaction between students and teacher, tutorials and personal work, aimed at the acquisition of practical skills related to the program of the course (3 credits ECTS .)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Alonso-Finn. Física. Ed. Addison-Wesley Iberoamericana. 1995
  • Beer, Jonston y Cornwell. Mecánica Vectorial para Ingenieros. Volumenes Estática y Dinámica.. Mc Graw Hill..
  • Ohanian, H.C., Markert, J.T.. Física para ingeniería y ciencias. McGraw-Hill. 2009
  • Tipler, P. A.. Física para la ciencia y la tecnología.. Ed Reverté . 2005
Additional Bibliography
  • Burbano de Ercilla S., Burbano García E.. Problemas de Física. Tebar. 2004
  • Hewitt, P.G.. Física Conceptual. Pearson-Addison Wesley. 2004
  • Y. Çengel, M. Boles. Termodinámica. Mc Graw Hill. 2006.

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