Checking date: 27/04/2023

Course: 2024/2025

Principles of computer engineering
Dual Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering, and Business Administration (Plan: 437 - Estudio: 233)

Coordinating teacher: DOMINGUEZ REYES, RICARDO

Department assigned to the subject: Computer Science and Engineering Department, Physics Department

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Physics (First year, first term)
The objective of this course is that students know and understand circuits and basic components and the operation of a computer. To achieve this objective the student must acquire a series of generic skills, knowledge, skills and attitudes. CB1. Students have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in a study area of the base of general secondary education, and is typically at a level that, whilst supported by advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that will knowledge of the forefront of their field of study; CB2:That students can apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and have competences typically demonstrated through devising and sustaining arguments and solving problems within their field of study; CG2:Being able to generate new ideas (creativity) and anticipate new situations and adapt to Work in teams and interact with others, but also have ability to work independently. CGB2: Understanding and domain the basic concepts of fields and waves, electromagnetism, electrical circuit theory, electronic circuits, physical principles of semiconductors and logic families, electronic and photonic devices and their application to solving engineering problems themselves This will have to achieve results in the areas of learning: RA1: Knowledge and Compresnsión RA4: Research RA5: Applications
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Mathematical Tools in physics -Field C the complex numbers. -Binomial form of complex numbers.Graphical interpretation. -Operations with complex numbers. -Other ways to express a complex number. - Equation´s system solution 2. DC. Basic components of a circuit of cc. -Charge movements in metals. -Law of Ohm. Resistivity and conductivity. -Power dissipated in a conductor. Joule law -Energy in a circuit. FEM. -Basic DC circuit components: resistors and capacitors -Basic circuits for DC. in steady state. 3. Faraday induction law -Magnetic flux through a circuit. -Induced EMF and Faraday law. -Sense of the current induced in a circuit. Lenz's law. -Examples: fem induced variable magnetic fields at the time. -Examples: fem of movement. -A inductance in a circuit. Magnetic energy. -Foucolt currents. Principle of operation of the thermal elements of induction. 4. Current variables at the time. Alternating current. -Inductance as a circuit element. - Capacitance in a circuit -Current variables at the time. Loading and discharging of a capacitor in an RC circuit. -Inductance as a circuit element. RL circuits. -Alternating current generators. -Alternating current in resistance. Frequency and phase. Power. Effective values. 5. Solving DC circuits. -Resistances in series and parallel. Equivalent circuits -Rules of Kirchhoff: circuit of a single mesh. -Rules of Kirchhoff: circuits varies, s mesh. 6. Resolution of AC circuits. -Alternating current in RL and RC circuits. Inductive and capacitive impedances. -Series RLC circuit. Resonance. Power. -Applications: Electronics, tuners, filters, etc. -Ferromagnetic materials. The transformer. -Circuits in parallel. 7 Techniques and tools of analysis of circuits -Analysis of circuits: · Superposition theorem · Substitution theorem · Millman's theorem · Thevenin's theorem · Norton's theorem, · Design tools. Spice.Workbench -Analog circuit design
Learning activities and methodology
Were given theoretical lessons and practical exercises were conducted in the classroom. (1.5 ECTS) Two partials test will be made which will form part of the continuous assessment note. (1.5 ECTS) There will be a practice in the laboratory. (0.5 ECTS) Simulation practice using software tool. The tool will be presented to the students and will solve some exercises in class. A compulsory simulation exercise that will be part of the continuous assessment note will be raised. (1.5 ECTS) Two mid-term exams. (0.5 ECTS) There will be tutoring online and face-to-face weekly. (0.5 ECTS)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Tipler Mosca. Fisica para la ciencia y la tecnologia. reverte. 2010

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