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1. General information
Course:
PHYSICS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
Code:
42301
Type:
BASIC
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
347 - DEGREE PROGRAMME IN COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGINEERING (CR)
Academic year:
2021-22
Center:
108 - SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE OF C. REAL
Group(s):
20  21  22  23 
Year:
1
Duration:
First quarter
Main language:
English
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
N
Web site:
Bilingual:
Y
Lecturer: ANGEL MARIA MARTINEZ GARCIA-HOZ - Group(s): 23 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Ed. S. Alberto Magno, 1ª planta
FÍSICA APLICADA
6040
angelmaria.martinez@uclm.es

Lecturer: PETER STEPHEN NORMILE . - Group(s): 20  21  22  23 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
FERMIN CABALLERO/2.02
FÍSICA APLICADA
6649
peter.normile@uclm.es

Lecturer: FERNANDO JOSE TERAN SIERRA - Group(s): 20  21  22  23 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
FERMIN CABALLERO/2.02
FÍSICA APLICADA
3721
fernando.teran@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites

Basic mathematical skills (geometry, trigonometry, complex numbers, matrix and determinant algebra, differential and integral calculus) and physics (vectorial and scalar physical quantities, basics concepts of Mechanics and Electromagnetism).

It is recommended that students have studied Physics at the level of “A level” (UK system) or “international bachiller” (main-land Europe).

Students are advised to register for and attend the beginner’s course (“curso cero”) in Maths and Physics that takes place in Ciudad Real in the Computer Science School (la Escuela Superior de Informática, ESI) just before the start of the academic year (i.e. at the beginning of September).

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

The subject of Physics forms part of the set of basic subjects taught in any university degree of scientific-technological character. The study of Physics is particularly pertinent in the case of a Computer Science degree, since a great deal of the technology used to build a computer or to operate a communication network began to emerge from Physics research laboratories around the time of the Second World War.

The Physics course lays the conceptual foundations for understanding the scientific and technological concepts underlying information technology and communication. These foundations are related to other subjects in the degree course, for example, Technology of Computers, Structure of Computers, Computer Networks I and II, Organization of Computers and Architecture of Computers. Furthermore, the study of Physics helps students to structure their thoughts, allowing them to confront future tasks and problems from a purely scientific basis.


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
BA02 Understanding and knowledge of basic terms about fields, waves and electromagnetism, theory of electric circuits, electronic circuits, physical principles of semiconductors and logic families, electronic and photonic devices and their use to solve engineering problems.
INS01 Analysis, synthesis, and assessment skills.
INS03 Ability to manage information and data.
INS04 Problem solving skills by the application of engineering techniques.
PER01 Team work abilities.
SIS01 Critical thinking.
SIS03 Autonomous learning.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
Knowledge of fundamental concepts of physics linked to technological processes which are present in computer systems.
Knowledge of basic concepts about fields and waves, electromagnetism, theories of circuits, and their application in the resolution of Computer Engineering problems.
Utilization of scientific-technical software which is appropriate for the resolution of hardware problems applied in the frame of Computer Science and Engineering.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: ELECTRIC FIELD
  • Unit 2: ELECTRIC POTENTIAL
  • Unit 3: ELECTROSTATICS IN CONDUCTORS AND DIELECTRICS
  • Unit 4: ELECTRIC CAPACITY AND CAPACITORS
  • Unit 5: ELECTRIC CURRENT. DC CIRCUITS
  • Unit 6: MAGNETIC FIELD. SOURCES OF MAGNETIC FIELD
  • Unit 7: MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
  • Unit 8: ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION
  • Unit 9: ALTERNATING CURRENT (AC) CIRCUITS
  • Unit 10: WAVES
  • Unit 11: INTRODUCTION TO SEMICONDUCTORS AND THEIR DEVICES
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures BA02 INS01 INS03 0.72 18 N N Presentation of the subject topics by the course lecturer. (MAG)
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises BA02 INS01 INS03 INS04 PER01 0.6 15 N N Detailed solution of exercises in class, involving student participation. (PRO)
Laboratory practice or sessions [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities BA02 INS01 INS03 INS04 PER01 SIS01 SIS03 0.6 15 Y Y Realization of laboratory practicals and their corresponding reports. (LAB)
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Combination of methods BA02 INS04 SIS01 0.18 4.5 N N Individual or small-group tutorials in the office of the course lecturer or in an alternative place (e.g. teaching laboratory) in the Computer Science School. (TUT)
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Combination of methods BA02 INS01 SIS01 SIS03 2.1 52.5 N N Individual study on the part of the student. (EST)
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Group Work BA02 INS01 INS03 INS04 PER01 SIS01 SIS03 0.8 20 Y N Realization, by a student group, of a paper or a report proposed by the course lecturer, and the oral presentation of this work by the same group. (RES)
Other off-site activity [OFF-SITE] Problem solving and exercises BA02 INS01 INS03 INS04 PER01 SIS01 SIS03 0.4 10 Y N Self-study and preparation of laboratory practicals. (PLAB)
Other off-site activity [OFF-SITE] Self-study BA02 INS01 INS03 INS04 PER01 SIS01 SIS03 0.3 7.5 N N Preparation for the subject's practice sessions. (PLAB)
Other on-site activities [ON-SITE] Assessment tests BA02 INS01 INS03 INS04 PER01 SIS01 SIS03 0.1 2.5 Y N First partial examination (which may be retaken in the "Extraordinary Exam Call". (EVA)
Other on-site activities [ON-SITE] Assessment tests BA02 INS01 INS03 INS04 PER01 SIS01 SIS03 0.2 5 Y N Second partial examination (which may be retaken in the "Extraordinary Exam Call". (EVA)
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

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
Final test 0.00% 65.00% Compulsory activity that can be retaken (rescheduling) to be carried out within the planned exam dates of the final exam call (convocatoria ordinaria).
Test 25.00% 0.00% Partial Test 1. Non-compulsory activity that can be retaken (rescheduling). To be carried out at the end of the first half of the teaching period.
Test 40.00% 0.00% Partial Test 2. Non-compulsory activity that can be retaken. To be carried out within the planned dates of the final exam call. The Partial Test 1 retake will be performed at this date.
Laboratory sessions 20.00% 20.00% Compulsory activity that can be retaken. To be carried out during lab sessions.
Theoretical papers assessment 10.00% 10.00% Non-compulsory activity that can be retaken. To be carried out during the theory/lab sessions.
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 5.00% 5.00% Non-compulsory activity that can be retaken. To be carried out before end of teaching period.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 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. 13.2) 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:
    In compulsory activities, a minimum mark of 40% is required in order to pass that activity and have the possibility to therefore pass the entire subject. The evaluation of the activities will be global and therefore must be quantified by means of a single mark. In the case of the activities that may be retaken (i.e., rescheduling), an alternative activity or test will be offered in the resit/retake exam call (convocatoria extraordinaria).
    The partial tests will be common for all the theory/laboratory groups of the subject and will be evaluated by the lecturers of the subject in a serial way, i.e., each part of the final exam will be evaluated by the same lecturer for all the students.
    A student is considered to pass the subject if she/he obtains a minimum of 50 points out of 100, taking into account the points obtained in all the evaluable activities, and also has passed all the compulsory activities.
    For students who do not pass the subject in the final exam call (convocatoria ordinaria), the marks of activities already passed will be conserved for the resit/retake exam call (convocatoria extraordinaria). If an activity is not recoverable, its assessment will be preserved for the resit/retake exam call (convocatoria extraordinaria). In the case of the passed recoverable activities, the student will have the opportunity to receive an alternative evaluation of those activities in the resit/retake exam call and, in that case, the final grade of the activity will correspond to the latter grade obtained.
    The qualification of the passed activities in any call, except for the partial tests, will be conserved for the next academic year at the request of the student, provided that it is equal or superior to 5 and the training activities and evaluation criteria of the subject are not modified in the next academic year.
    The failure of a student to attend the partial 1 and partial 2 tests will automatically result in her/him receiving a "Failure to attend¿ (no presentado). If the student has not passed any compulsory evaluation activity, the maximum final grade will be 40%.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Students may apply at the beginning of the semester for the non-continuous assessment
    mode. In the same way, the student may change to the non-continuous evaluation mode as long as she/he has not participated during the teaching period in evaluable activitie that together account for at least 50% of the total mark of the subject. If a student has reached this 50% of the total obtainable mark or the teaching period is over, she/he will be considered in continuous assessment without the possibility of changing to non-continuous evaluation mode.
    Students who take the non-continuous assessment mode will be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one
    (evaluating 100% of the competences), through the assessment systems indicated in the column "Non-continuous assessment".
    In the "non-continuous assessment" mode, it is not compulsory to keep the mark obtained by the student in the activities or tests (progress test or partial test)
    taken in the continuous assessment mode.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Evaluation tests will be conducted for all recoverable activities.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Same characteristics as the resit/retake exam call.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 15
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 4.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 52.5
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 20
Other off-site activity [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 10
Other off-site activity [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 7.5
Other on-site activities [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2.5
Other on-site activities [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 5

Unit 1 (de 11): ELECTRIC FIELD
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1.5

Unit 2 (de 11): ELECTRIC POTENTIAL
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1.5

Unit 3 (de 11): ELECTROSTATICS IN CONDUCTORS AND DIELECTRICS
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1.5

Unit 4 (de 11): ELECTRIC CAPACITY AND CAPACITORS
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1.5

Unit 5 (de 11): ELECTRIC CURRENT. DC CIRCUITS
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1.5

Unit 6 (de 11): MAGNETIC FIELD. SOURCES OF MAGNETIC FIELD
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2

Unit 7 (de 11): MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 8 (de 11): ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1.5

Unit 9 (de 11): ALTERNATING CURRENT (AC) CIRCUITS
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2

Unit 10 (de 11): WAVES
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 11 (de 11): INTRODUCTION TO SEMICONDUCTORS AND THEIR DEVICES
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1

Global activity
Activities hours
General comments about the planning: The subject is taught in 3 x 1,5 hour sessions per week. Planning may be modified in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
 
 
Blanes, Nadal, Mora y otros Problemas de electromagnetismo Servcio Publicaciones UPV 2000  
Edminister, J. Electric circuits (sixth edition) Schaum's outline series 2013  
Edminister, J. Circuitos eléctricos (4º edición) Mac Graw Hill 2005  
Michael G. Raymer The Silicon Web: Physics for the Internet Age Taylor & Francis 2009  
Purcell, E. Electricity and magnetism Cambridge University Press 2013  
Sears y Zemansky Física Universitaria Pearson 2013  
Serway, R.A. Física Mac Graw Hill 2005  
Terán, F. y Viñuela, U. Apuntes de Fundamentos Físicos de la Informática Casa Ruiz-Morote SL. 2010  
Terán, F.J., Viñuela, U. y Arribas, E. Magnitudes, vectores, campos Tebar Flores 1994  
Tipler, P. Physics for scientists and engineers W.H. Freeman Chapters 22-31, 36 & 38 in 6th edition - or equivalent in nth edition  
Tipler, P. y Mosca, G. Física (5º edición) Reverté 2009  



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