Checking date: 20/06/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Physics I
Study: Bachelor in Engineering Physics (363)

Coordinating teacher: RAMIREZ JIMENEZ, RAFAEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Physics

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Kinematics of the particle: velocity and acceleration. Rectilinear and curvilinear motion. Tangential and normal components of the acceleration. 2. Dynamics of the particle: forces. Newton¿s laws. Friction and Tension. Energy and work. Impulse and linear momentum. Conservative forces. Potential energy. Central forces. Angular momentum. 3. relative motion 4. Kinematics and dynamics of a system of particles: Center of mass. Reduced mass. Center-of-mass reference system. Energy, linear and angular momentum of a system of particles. 5. Kinematics and Dynamics of a rigid body: Angular momentum, moment of inertia and gyration radius. Equation of motion of the rigid body. Rotation kinetic energy. 6. Oscillations: the harmonic oscillator. Damped harmonic oscillator. Forced harmonic oscillator. Resonances. Normal modes. Small oscillations. 7. Waves: wave equation. Harmonic waves. Standing waves. Travelling waves. Phase velocity and Group velocity.
Learning activities and methodology
AF1. THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. Knowledge and concepts students mustacquire. Receive course notes and will have basic reference texts.Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems AF2. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring) or in-group (group tutoring) for students with a teacher.Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/ 100% on- site attendance. AF3. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK.Subjects with 6 credits have 98 hours/0% on-site. AF8. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 4 hours with 100% on-site instruction. Subjects with 6 credits have 8 hours/100% on-site instruction. AF9. FINAL EXAM. Global assessment of knowledge, skills and capacities acquired throughout the course. It entails 4 hours (aprox), 100% on-site AF8. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 4 hours with 100% on-site instruction. Subjects with 6 credits have 8 hours/100% on-site instruction. MD1. THEORY CLASS. Classroom presentations by the teacher with IT and audiovisual support in which the subject`s main concepts are developed, while providing material and bibliography to complement student learning MD2. PRACTICAL CLASS. Resolution of practical cases and problem, posed by the teacher, and carried out individually or in a group MD3. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring sessions) or in-group (group tutoring sessions) for students with teacher as tutor. Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/100% on-site. MD6. LABORATORY PRACTICAL SESSIONS. Applied/experimental learning/teaching in workshops and laboratories under the tutor's supervision.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • P. Tipler & G. Mosca. Physics for scientists and engineers. Freeman. 2003
  • R.A Serway and J.W. Serway. Physics for scientist and engineers. Thomson Broooks. 2004
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