Checking date: 27/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Physics I
Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (Plan: 443 - Estudio: 222)

Coordinating teacher: CRUZ FERNANDEZ, ROSA MARIA DE LA

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)
The students should know Elemental Physics at level of High School.
1. Basic knowledge of the physical fundaments related to mechanics and thermodynamics. 2. Necessary skills for the development and resolution of problems of mechanics and thermodynamics by using established methods. 3. Necessary skills to design experiments of mechanics and thermodynamics and to interpret the obtained results and draw conclusions. 4. Necessary skills for the experimental techniques and the use of measurement equipments related with the mechanics and thermodynamics. 5. Necessary skills to select and to use tools and methods to resolve problems of mechanics and thermodynamics. 6. Necessary skills to combine the theory and experiments to resolve problems of mechanics and thermodynamics. 5. Mesearuments and experimental anlysises of magnitudes related to Mechanics and Termodinamics.
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. COCIN3. Knowledge of basic and technological subject areas that will capacitate them to acquire new methods and theories and endow them with the versatility to adapt to new situations. COCIN4. Ability to resolve problems with initiative, decision-making, creativity, and critical reasoning skills and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities in the Industrial Engineering field. CEP3. Ability to design and carry out experiments to analyze and interpret data obtained. CEB2. Understanding and command of the fundamental concepts of the general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetic fields and waves and application for resolving engineering problems. By the end of this content area, students will be able to have: RA1.1. Knowledge and understanding of the physics principles underlying their branch of engineering. RA2.1. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve physics problems using established methods. RA4.2. The ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments, interpret the data and draw conclusions. RA4.3. Workshop and laboratory skills. RA5.1. The ability to select and use appropriate tools and methods to solve physics problems. RA5.2. The ability to combine theory and practice to solve physics problems.
Description of contents: programme
1. Kinematics of a particle 2. Dynamics of a particle 3. Conservative and non-conservative forces. Work and energy 4. System of particles 5. Kinematics of rigid solid 6. Dynamics of rigid solid 7. Introduction to Thermodynamics. Temperature. Ideal gases 8. First Principle of Thermodynamics 9. Second Principle of Thermodynamics 10. Entropy
Learning activities and methodology
- Magister and practical teaching sessions. Also, it is necessary the attendance of students to laboratory sessions.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • P.A. Tipler. Physics. Vol 1, Ed. Reverte. 2005
  • Serway-Jewett. Physics for Scientists and Engineers. 9th Edition, Boston (USA). 2012
  • W. Bauer and G.D. Westfall. University Physics with Modern Physics, . Vol 1. 2012

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