Checking date: 27/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Physics II
Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (Plan: 418 - Estudio: 256)


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)
First semester Algebra and Calculus courses and knowledge on single particle dynamics.
By the successful completion of this subject, students will be able to have: 1.A knowledge and understanding of the physical principles of electricity and magnetism (RA1.1). To evaluate this RA, partial evaluation tests are carried out throughout the course and a global final exam. 2. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve problems of electricity and magnetism using established methods (RA2.1). To evaluate this RA, evaluation tests are performed with specific exercises. 3. The ability to design and carry out experiments on electricity and magnetism, to interpret the data obtained and draw conclusions from them (RA4.2). To evaluate this RA, students perform specific laboratory practices following the guidelines provided, collect data from the experiments and analyze to reach conclusions about the application of physical laws. 4. Skills to work with experimental equipement for data collection in electricity and magnetism practices (RA4.3). To evaluate this RA, students perform the assembly of the laboratory practices by connecting the necessary equipment as specified in the guides provided. experimental equipement for data collection in electricity and magnetism practices (RA4.3). To evaluate this RA, students perform the assembly of the laboratory practices by connecting the necessary equipment as specified in the guides provided. 5. The ability to select and use appropriate tools and methods to solve problems of electricity and magnetism (RA5.1). To evaluate this RA, specific evaluation exercises are carried out. 6. The ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems of electricity and magnetism (RA5.2). To evaluate this RA, exercises, laboratory practices and evaluation tests are carried out throughout the course, as well as a global final exam.
Skills and learning outcomes
CB1. Students have demonstrated possession and understanding of knowledge in an area of study that builds on the foundation of general secondary education, and is usually at a level that, while relying on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the cutting edge of their field of study CB2. Students are able to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem solving within their field of study. CG1. Ability to solve problems with initiative, decision-making, creativity, critical reasoning and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of Industrial Engineering. CG9. Knowledge and ability to apply computational and experimental tools for the analysis and quantification of Industrial Engineering problems. CG10. Ability to design and carry out experiments and to analyse and interpret the data obtained. CG12. Understanding and mastery of the basic concepts of the general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, fields and waves and electromagnetism and their application to the resolution of engineering problems. CG16. Knowledge of applied thermodynamics and heat transfer. Basic principles and their application to engineering problem solving. RA1. Knowledge and understanding: Have basic knowledge and understanding of science, mathematics and engineering within the industrial field, as well as knowledge and understanding of Mechanics, Solid and Structural Mechanics, Thermal Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Production Systems, Electronics and Automation, Industrial Organisation and Electrical Engineering. RA2. Engineering Analysis: To be able to identify engineering problems within the industrial field, recognise specifications, establish different resolution methods and select the most appropriate one for their solution RA4. Research and Innovation: To be able to use appropriate methods to carry out research and make innovative contributions in the field of Industrial Engineering. RA5. Engineering Applications: To be able to apply their knowledge and understanding to solve problems and design devices or processes in the field of industrial engineering in accordance with criteria of cost, quality, safety, efficiency and respect for the environment.
Description of contents: programme
1 - Coulomb's Law      1.1 Electric Interaction.      1.2 Electric Charge. Charge is quantized. Charge is conserved. The Coulomb's Law      1.3 The electrical field E, definition and graphical representation: Electric Field lines.      1.4 The superposition principle. The Electric field due to a system of point charges.      1.5 Charge density. The Electric field due to a continuous charge distribution. 2 - Gauss's Law      2.1 The electric Flux      2.2 Gaussian surfaces, Gauss's Law for Electricity      2.3 Application of the Gauss's Law to the electric field calculation,       3 - Electric Potential      3.1 Line integral of E. Electrostatic potential energy.      3.2 Electric Potential (Voltage), definition and graphical representation: Equipotential Surfaces      3.3 Energy of a point charge arrangement.      3.4 Electrical dipole moment. An electric dipole in a E field. 4 - Electric field in materials: Conductors      4.1 Conductors and Insulators      4.2 Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium      4.3 The charge distribution in conductors in equilibrium.      4.4 Faraday cages, Shielding.       5 - Electric field in materials: Dielectrics.      5.1 Capacity and capacitors. Association of Capacitors      5.2 Charging a Capacitor. Energy Stored on a Capacitor      5.3 Dielectrics. Dielectric Susceptibility and Permittivity      5.4 Polarization P and electric displacement D vectors. Generalization of Gauss's law      5.5 Energy density related to electric field. The energy in problems with dielectrics. 6 - Electric Current      6.1 The electric Current: Intensity and Density of current      6.2 Ohm's law, conductivity and resistance      6.3 Power dissipated in a conductor. Joule's Law      6.4 Electromotive force (EMF) 7 - The Magnetic Field. Magnetic forces      7.1 The magnetic field B. Gauss's law for magnetism.      7.2 The Lorentz force. The motion of electrically charged particles in a Magnetic Field      7.3 Force on a current-carrying conductor in an external Magnetic field.      7.4 Magnetic dipole moment. Effects of field B on a magnetic dipole. 8 - Magnetic field sources      8.1 The magnetic fields produced by currents. The Biot-Savart Law      8.2 Ampere's Law. The calculation of magnetic field of some current-carrying systems      8.3 Magnetism in matter, Magnetization currents, M and H vectors      8.4 Generalization of Ampere's Law      8.5 Magnetic Materials. Introduction to Ferromagnetism 9 - Electromagnetic Induction. Maxwell's Equations      9.1 The Faraday's Law.      9.2 Motional Electromotive force (EMF)      9.3 EMF induced by temporal variation of a magnetic field.      9.4 Some practical applications. Generators, Motors, Eddy Currents.      9.4 Autoinductance and Mutual Inductance. Inductors.      9.5 Energy stored in an inductor. Energy density related to magnetic field      9.6 The Maxwell displacement current. The Ampère-Maxwell's Law      9.7 The Maxwell equations in integral form      9.8 Study of the R + C + L circuits      9.9 Maxwell Equations. Electromagnetic waves
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures, where the theoretical concepts are explained (in synchronous on-line format if the situation requires it) The lecturer provide a file with the following information (1 week in advance) - Main topics to be discussed during the session - Chapters/sections in each of the text books provided in the bibliography were the student can read about these topics Recitations (sessions solving problems) in small groups (~ 40 students). The main skills to be developed in these activities are: - To understand the statement of the problem (for instance drawing an scheme that summarizes the statement) - To identify the physical phenomenon involved in the statement and the physical laws related to it. - To develop a strategy to reach the objective (for instance breaking the problem in small sub-problems). - To be careful in the use of mathematics - To analyze the result (is the final number reasonable?, are the dimensions consistent?) - Small works focused to the search of scientific information in different sources (mainly internet). Laboratory sessions (max. 24 students, individual work or in groups of 2 people) The main skills to be developed in this activity are: - To understand that physics is an experimental science and they can reproduce the laws that have been theoretically explained in the lectures - To use scientific instruments and to be careful in its operation - To be careful in the acquisition of the experimental data - To learn the basis of the management of a scientific data set - To write a report with the main results of the experiment - To reason in a critical way these results: have we achieve the goals of the experiment?
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Alan Giambattista, Betty McCarthy Richardson and Robert C. Richardson. College Physics, Fourth Edition. McGraw Hill, ISBN 978-0-07-131794-8. 2010
  • Paul A. Tipler and Gene Mosca. Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Volume 2, 6th Edition. W.H. Freeman, ISBN-10:0716789647, ISBN-13: 978-0716789642. 2007
Additional Bibliography
  • Alan Giambattista, Betty MacCarthy Richardson and Robert C. Richardson. College Physics, Fourth Edition. McGraw Hill. 2010
  • J.R. Reitz, F.J. Milford y R.W. Christy. Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory. Ed. Addison Wesley; ISBN-10: 0321581741; ISBN-13. 2008
  • R.K. Wangsness. Electromagnetic Fields. Ed. Willey; ISBN-10: 0471811866 ISBN-13: 978-0471811862. 1986

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