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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
First quarter
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Web site:
Lecturer: SANTIAGO EXPOSITO PAJE - Group(s): 20 
Phone number
Office hours
ETSI Caminos/2_A36
It will be indicated in the presentation of this course (First day).

2. Pre-Requisites

The basic knowledge of mathematics and physics that the students are expected to get during secondary education (Bachillerato).

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

The student will acquire during this course the knowledge of basic physical phenomena related to Civil Engineering in the area of Applied Physics (Waves, Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism). At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

- Understand the mathematical models involved in fundamental of physics.

- Understand and use the scientific method and scientific language.

- Develop reasoning strategies and techniques for analysing and solving problems related to Civil Engineering.

- Analyse and interpret experimental data.

- Deal with laboratory instruments.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
CE07 Students reach understanding and mastery of the basic concepts on the general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, fields and waves and electromagnetism and their application for the solution of engineering problems.
CG01 Students achieve general knowledge of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
CG02 Students can use proper oral and written communication
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Understanding the mathematical models that explain those fundamentals.
Understanding and mastering the basic concepts of the general laws of thermodynamics, fields and waves and electromagnetism, and their application to solving engineering problems.
Learning of the experimental techniques necessary for the measurement and subsequent analysis of physical quantities related to thermodynamics, fields and waves and electromagnetism.
Qualification in the use of computer-based data analysis and processing and simulation programs.
Development of skills, abilities and techniques necessary for the formulation, development and resolution of problems.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: WAVES
    • Unit 1.1: Fundamentals of wave motion
    • Unit 1.2: Sound waves
    • Unit 1.3: Standing waves
    • Unit 1.4: Wave phenomena
    • Unit 2.1: Temperature and thermal processes
    • Unit 2.2: Heat and first law of thermodynamic
    • Unit 2.3: Second law of thermodynamic
    • Unit 3.1: Electric field and potential
    • Unit 3.2: Electric current
    • Unit 3.3: Magnetic current
    • Unit 3.4: Magnetic induction
  • Unit 4: LABORATORY
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures CE07 CG01 CG02 0.96 24 Y N Not recoverable.
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises CE07 CG01 CG02 0.68 17 Y N Recoverable. Retake exam.
Laboratory practice or sessions [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities CE07 CG01 CG02 0.48 12 Y N Recoverable. Retake exam.
Analysis of articles and reviews [OFF-SITE] Assessment tests CE07 CG02 0.2 5 Y N Recoverable. Retake exam.
Project or Topic Presentations [ON-SITE] Workshops and Seminars CG01 CG02 0.08 2 Y N Not recoverable.
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study CE07 CG01 CG02 2.6 65 Y N Recoverable. Retake exam.
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study CE07 CG01 CG02 0.92 23 Y N Recoverable. Retake exam.
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Self-study CE07 CG01 CG02 0.08 2 Y N Recoverable. Retake exam.
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.2 Total class time hours: 55
Total credits of out of class work: 3.8 Total hours of out of class work: 95

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Laboratory sessions 10.00% 0.00% The pupils must carry out experimental measurements and analyse the results in Laboratory sessions.
Practicum and practical activities reports assessment 10.00% 0.00% Presentation of Laboratory reports.
Assessment of active participation 15.00% 0.00% The work performed and pupils attitude are evaluated. A regular evaluative process is conducted in the presentation classes through exercises class and assignments.
Mid-term tests 65.00% 0.00% Four partial exams will be taken (waves, thermodinamic, electromagnetism and laboratory). Not recoverable.
Final test 0.00% 100.00% 100% of the final exam (Around 20% Unit 4_ Laboratory).
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    Unless stated otherwise, continuous evaluation criteria will be applied to all students.
    Anyone choosing non-continuous assessment must notify it to the lecturer within the class period of the subject.
    The option is only available if the student¿s participation in evaluation activities (from the continuous assessment) has not reached 50% of the total evaluation for the subject.

    The final mark is obtained with the percentages indicated.
    Laboratory sessions (20% of final mark) Evaluation based on:
    - Attendance to the laboratory sessions, participation and attitude. Activities in groups of students.
    - Laboratory reports quality (with computer tools).
    - Laboratory exam

    Work (15% of final mark). Evaluation based on:
    - Attendance.
    - Short test exams.
    - Delivery and quality of proposed activities

    Three written exam (65% of final mark)
    These exams consist in:
    - Problem solving covering the topics of the program
    - Short theoretical questions (test questions)
    - Not recoverable.

    No test marks will be kept for the extraordinary call.

    The details of the requirements of the works or laboratory practices that have to be delivered will be indicated in Campus Virtual with sufficient advance.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    100% of the final exam (Around 20% Unit 4_ Laboratory).

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
100% of the final exam (Around 20% Unit 4_ Laboratory).
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
100% of the final exam (Around 20% Unit 4_ Laboratory).
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Analysis of articles and reviews [AUTÓNOMA][Assessment tests] 5
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Workshops and Seminars] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 65
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 2

Unit 1 (de 4): WAVES
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 8
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 4

Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3

Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 11
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 10

Unit 4 (de 4): LABORATORY
Activities Hours
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 12
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 23

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Paul Filippi Acoustics: basic physics, theory and methods Academic Press 0-12-256190-2 1999 Ficha de la biblioteca
Alonso, Marcelo Physics Pearson-Prentice Hall 0-201-56518-8 1992 Ficha de la biblioteca
Halliday, David (1916-2010) Fundamentals of physics / John Wiley & Sons, 0-471-09675-X 1997 Ficha de la biblioteca
Santiago Expósito Paje 600 cuestiones tipo test: fundamentos de física para la ingeniería civil 978-84-615-6423-1 2012 Ejercicios tipo test de respuestas multiples  
Santiago Expósito Paje Física para la Ingeniería: Problemas y Soluciones 978-84-87087-75-2 2011 Vol. 2 Electricidad y Magnetismo  
Santiago Expósito Paje Física para la Ingeniería: Problemas y Soluciones 978-84-87087-74-5 2011 Vol. 1 Ondas y Termodinámica  
Serway, Raymond A. Physics for scientists and engineers Saunders College Publishing 0-03-026961-X 2000 Ficha de la biblioteca
Tipler, Paul Allen Physics for scientist and engineers / Paul A. Tipler W.H. Freeman 1-57259-673-2 1999 Ficha de la biblioteca
Young, Hugh D. University physics : with modern physics tecnology update / Pearson Education, 978-1-292-10031-9 2016 Ficha de la biblioteca

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