Checking date: 19/05/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Physics II
Bachelor in Engineering Physics (Plan: 434 - Estudio: 363)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA GONZALO, LUIS

Department assigned to the subject: Physics Department

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to Thermodynamics. Thermodynamic systems. Thermodynamic variables. Work. Temperature. The ideal gas. 2. First Law of Thermodynamics. Introduction to heat transfer processes: conduction, convection and radiation. 3. Second Law of Thermodynamics. Introduction to thermodynamic cycles: engines, refrigerating and heating cycles. Entropy and reversibility. 4. Electrostatics of vacuum: Coulomb's law. Electric field. Superposition principle. Electric potential. Sources of the electric field. Gauss Law. Electrostatic energy. 5. Conductors and Capacitors. Conductors in equilibrium. Electrostatic shielding. Capacity. Systems of conductors. Planar, cylindrical and spherical capacitors. Capacitor. associations: serial and parallel. Dielectrics. 6. Electric current. Ohm's law. Electric conductivity and resistance. Joule's law. Resistance associations: serial and parallel. Kirchoff's laws. Electromotive force. 7. Magnetostatics of vacuum. Force between currents. Magnetic field. Biot-Savart's law. Magnetic flux. Sources of the magnetic field. Ampere's law. Magnetic energy. 8. Magnetic induction: Faraday's law. Lenz's law. Dynamos and Transformers. Magnetic circuits. 9. Displacement current. Maxwell's equations
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/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
  • Paul A. Tipler, Gene Mosca. Physics For Scientists and Engineers. W.H. Freeman and Company. 2008
  • Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett, Jr.. Physics For Scientists and Engineers. Brooks/Cole. 2014
Additional Bibliography
  • John R Reitz, Frederick J Milford, Robert W Christy. Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory. Addison-Wesley. 2008
  • Mark W. Zemansky, Richard H. Dittman. Heat and Thermodynamics. McGraw-Hill. 1981
  • Roald K. Wangsness. Electromagnetic Fields. Wiley. 1986

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