Checking date: 11/09/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Physics I
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)

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

Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Upon successful completion of this subjec, the studients will be able to: 1. Have knowledge and unserstanding of the physical principles related with mechanics and t3. hermodynamics. 2. Have the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve problems related to mechanics and thermodynamics using established methods. 3. Have the ability to design and carry out mechanics and thermodynamics experiments, analyze the data and draw conclusions. 4. Handling laboratory instruments for data collection in experiments related to mechanics and thermodynamics laboratory sessions. 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
1. Kinematics of a particle and relative motion 1.1 Vectors position, velocity and acceleration. Equation of trajectory 1.2 Intrinsic components of acceleration 1.3 Circular motion 1.4 Relative motion 2. Dynamics of a particle I 2.1 Fundamental concepts: mass and force 2.2 Newton's laws 2.3 Free body diagrams 3. Dynamics of a particle II 3.1 Linear momentum 3.2 Linear momentum conservation 3.3 Momentum of a force and angular momentum 4. Conservative and non-conservative forces. Work and energy 4.1 Escalar and vectorial fields. Gradient and rotational functions 4.2 Work an power 4.3 Kinetic energy 4.4 Conservative forces and potential energy 4.5 Non conservative forces 4.6 Conservation of energy 5. Systems of particles 5.1 Internal and external forces 5.2 Center of mass and movement of the center of mass 5.3 Kinetic energy of a system of particles 5.4 Conservation theorems 6. Kinematics of the Rigid Body 6.1 Rotation and translation motion 6.2 Motion of the rigid body in the plane 6.3 Moment of inertia 6.4 Theorem of Steiner 7. Dynamics of the Rigid Body 7.1 Equations of motion of the rigid body for translation and rotation 7.2 Rotation work and power 7.3 Kinetic energy of translation and rotation 7.4 Rolling movement 8. Introduction to Thermodynamics 8.1 Thermodynamics: concepts. Ideal gas 8.2 Equilibrium States. Quasistatic processes and reversible processes 8.3 Work 8.4 Temperature definition 8.5 Thermometry. Ideal gas temperature scale 8.6 Thermal coefficients: expansion and isothermal compressibility 9. First principle 9.1 Heat: Heat capacity and specific heat 9.2 Phase Changes: phase diagrams and latent heat 9.3 Internal energy. Internal energy of an ideal gas 9.4 Experiment of Joule. The first law of thermodynamics 9.5 Application of the First Law to ideal gases: quasistatic processes 10. Second principle 10.1 Heat engines; efficiency 10.2 Statement of Kelvin-Planck 10.3 Refrigerators and heat pumps 10.4 Statement of Clausius 10.5 Cycle of Carnot 11. Entropy 11.1 Theorem of Clausius 11.2 Entropy. Reversible process 11.3 Entropy in ideal gases 11.4 Diagrams T-S 11.5 Entropy in irreversible processes 11.6 Second law of the thermodynamics
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures on the specific topics. Provide a theoretical background on physics. They will be imparted by face-to face online sessions. - Recitation classes for solving assigned problems and discussion of specific concepts previously addressed. - Practical laboratoy sessions. Students must carry out experimental measurements and analyse the results - Office hours
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Bedford, Fowler. Mechanics for engineering. Addison Wesley..
  • Beer, Johnston y Cornwell. Vector Mechanics for Engineers. . Mc Graw Hill. .
  • Paul Tipler. Physics for the science and the technology. . Ed. reverté 2005.
  • Sears, Zemansky, Young, Freedman. University Physics. Wesley .
  • Serway, Raymond A.. Physics: for sciences and engineering. . Thomson 2005.
Additional Bibliography
  • Hewitt, P.G.. . Conceptual Physics. Alhambra Mexicana. 2000
  • Y. Çengel, M. Boles.. Thermodynamics. Mc Graw Hill. 2006

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