Checking date: 25/05/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Physic I
Bachelor in Robotics Engineering (Plan: 478 - Estudio: 381)

Coordinating teacher: GALIANA BLANCO, BEATRIZ

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)
It is recommended that students have a basic knowledge of Physics at the high school level.
The goal of this course is that the student can understand the physical phenomena involved in Classical Mechanics and Thermodynamics. In order to achieve this goal, the following competences and skills have to be acquired - Ability to understand and know basic concepts of mechanics and thermodynamics. - Ability to understand and use the mathematics involved in the physical models. - Ability to understand and use the scientific method. - Ability to develop skills to solve problems. - Ability to use scientific instruments and analyze experimental data. - Ability to retrieve and analyse information from different sources.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Kinematics of a particle 2. Dynamics of a particle 3. Conservative and non-conservative forces. Work and energy. 4. Systems of particles 5. Kinematics of the Rigid Body 6. Dynamics of the Rigid Body 7. Introduction to Thermodynamics 8. First principle 9. Second principle 10. Entropy
Learning activities and methodology
THEORETICAL PRACTICAL CLASSES. Knowledge and concepts students must acquire. Receive course notes and will have basic reference texts. Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems. 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. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK. Subjects with 6 credits have 98 hours/0% on-site. 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.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Serway & Jewett. Physics for Science and Engineering. Thomson.
  • Tipler &Mosca. Physics for Scientists and Engineers. MacMillan.
  • Young & Freedman. University Physics with modern Physics. Pearson.
Additional Bibliography
  • Bedford & Fowler. Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics. Pearson.
  • Beer & Johnston. Vector Mechanics for Engineers. McGraw-Hill.
  • Cengel & Boles. Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach. McGraw-Hill.

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