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1. General information
Course:
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I
Code:
59602
Type:
BASIC
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
385 - DEGREE IN TELECOMMUNICATI TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING
Academic year:
2021-22
Center:
308 - SCHOOL POLYTECHNIC OF CUENCA
Group(s):
30 
Year:
1
Duration:
First quarter
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Virtual Campus Platform
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: JOAN MIQUEL GALVE ROMERO - Group(s): 30 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Escuela Politécnica de Cuenca/IDR
967599200;ext=2229
joanmiquel.galve@uclm.es

Lecturer: JUAN MANUEL SANCHEZ TOMAS - Group(s): 30 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Facultad de Farmacia/IDR
926052442;ext=6039
juanmanuel.sanchez@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites
Since this is a subject that begins in the first semester, it is not necessary to have specific knowledge of any other subject, although it is necessary the basic knowledge of secondary education, especially in physics and mathematics. For this, attendance to the Zero Course of preparation to engineering is recommended the first two weeks of the course.
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession
The subject of physics of the Degree in Telecommunications Technology Engineering is divided into two subjects belonging to the block of basic subjects of the degree. Fundamentals of Physics I describes the physical laws and scientific bases of the principles of mechanics and thermodynamics for the correct description of acoustic waves. This subject sets the pillars for the development of the subjects related to acoustics, as well as the fundamentals of Physics II, which focuses mainly on electromagnetic waves and the physical foundations of them. In the development of the same, we will use computer tools to solve numerical problems with MATLAB, so it will be closely related to other subjects that use this tool such as: Fundamentals of Mathematics, Computer Science and Fundamentals of Physics II, among others.

 

 

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E03 Understanding and mastering the basic concepts of the general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, fields and waves and electromagnetism and their application for solving engineering related problems.
G02 Correct, oral and written, communication skills.
G06 Knowledge of basic subjects and technologies, enabling students to learn new methods and technologies, as well as providing great versatility to adapt to new situations
G13 The ability to look for and understand information, wether technical or commercial in different sources, to relate and structure it to integrate ideas and knowledge. Analysis, synthesis and implementation of ideas and knowledge.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
Understanding of the behavior of acoustic waves in three dimensions, both in free propagation and in enclosures.
Understanding of the mechanical oscillator system behavior, with and without resistance, as well as their behavior with external disturbances of harmonic type.
Use of the adequate approximation of a wave phenomenon, distinguishing between the geometric approximation and the wave one.
Use of formal relationships that link physical magnitudes such as force or energy, with kinematic magnitudes in the resolution of mechanical problems.
Understanding of the thermodynamic magnitudes on which the acoustic waves are based.
Use of acoustic guided waves in acoustic tubes.
Correct handling of the mechanical magnitudes in three dimensions.
Modeling of general mechanical problems through mechanical oscillators.
Correct use of oral and written expression to convey ideas, technologies, results, etc.
Use of computer tools for numerical resolution of geometric and numerical problems.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Physical magnitudes
    • Unit 1.1: Dimensional analysis
    • Unit 1.2: Errors treatment
    • Unit 1.3: Review operations with vectors
    • Unit 1.4: PRACTICE 1. The measurement and its treatment
  • Unit 2: Kinematics
    • Unit 2.1: Rectilinear motion
    • Unit 2.2: Circular motion
    • Unit 2.3: Simple harmonic motion
    • Unit 2.4: Motion composition
    • Unit 2.5: PRACTICAL EXERCISE. Study of 2D motion using Excel
    • Unit 2.6: PRACTICAL EXERCISE. Calculation of speeds and numerical accelerations using Excel
  • Unit 3: Dynamics
    • Unit 3.1: Forces. Newton¿s Laws
    • Unit 3.2: Work and energy
    • Unit 3.3: Power
  • Unit 4: Mechanical oscillators
    • Unit 4.1: Damped oscillators
    • Unit 4.2: Forced oscillators
    • Unit 4.3: Electrical analogy. RCL circuit
    • Unit 4.4: PRACTICE 2. Study of the elastic constant of a spring
  • Unit 5: One-dimensional waves. The vibrating rope
    • Unit 5.1: Mechanical waves on a forced rope at one end
    • Unit 5.2: Reflection and transmission of waves on a vibrating string
    • Unit 5.3: Own modes on a finite length string
    • Unit 5.4: PRACTICE 3. Stationary waves on a string
  • Unit 6: Two-dimensional waves. Vibrating membranes
    • Unit 6.1: Two-dimensinal. Helmholtz Equation
    • Unit 6.2: Own modes in 2D
    • Unit 6.3: PRACTICAL EXERCISE. Own modes in a rectangular membrane with Matlab
  • Unit 7: Fundamentals of thermology
    • Unit 7.1: Thermal expansion
    • Unit 7.2: Ideal gases
    • Unit 7.3: Laws of thermodynamics
    • Unit 7.4: Heat transfer
  • Unit 8: Three-dimensional waves. Acoustic waves
    • Unit 8.1: Acoustic wave equation in 3D. Flat waves and spherical waves
    • Unit 8.2: Intensity and intensity level
    • Unit 8.3: Own modes in rooms
    • Unit 8.4: Acoustic waveguides
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, REMARKS

The didactic material used in the development of the subject, and which is available in the virtual platform of the course, is:

- Software: Excel and Matlab

- Notes: transparencies of the subject.

- Collection of exercises

- Practices manual

7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E03 G02 G06 1 25 N N Theoretical classes of the subject in which the syllabus is developed
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises E03 G02 1 25 N N During the classes there will be demonstrations and exercises of those required points
Computer room practice [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities E03 G02 G06 G13 0.12 3 Y Y During the practical sessions, the realization of the practicals and the results obtained will be evaluated in-situ. In the case of not being able to attend the sessions for justified reasons, in the ordinary exam there will be a test that allows to pass this part.
Laboratory practice or sessions [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities E03 G02 G06 G13 0.12 3 Y Y During the laboratory sessions, the performance of the practices and the results obtained will be evaluated in-situ. In the case of not being able to attend the sessions for justified reasons, in the ordinary call there will be a test that allows to pass this part.
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Self-study E03 G02 G06 G13 1.6 40 Y Y In general, for each of the practices a report will be delivered describing the work carried out, and showing the results and analysis, as well as the main conclusions. If plagiarism is detected in any of the deliveries, the grade will be 0 points in that activity, both for the person / group who has plagiarized and for the one who has allowed it (art. 9 REE).
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study E03 G02 G06 G13 2 50 N N Autonomous work of the student to prepare the subject
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work E03 G02 G06 G13 0.04 1 N N Resolution of doubts and review of grades
Progress test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E03 G02 G06 G13 0.04 1 Y N 1 or 2 written evaluation tests will be established throughout the semester. This activity will be recovered with a new test in ordinary or extraordinary exams. The fraudulent realization of the tests will suppose a grade of 0 points (art. 9 REE).
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E03 G02 G06 G13 0.08 2 Y Y Corresponds to the test to be carried out on the date of the ordinary exam. This activity will be recovered with a new test on the date of the extraordinary exam. The fraudulent realization of the tests will suppose a grade of 0 points (art. 9 REE).
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
Laboratory sessions 20.00% 20.00% The exercises and delivery questionnaires solved in the classroom and at home, together with the laboratory practices and their public exposure will mean a numerical grade from 0 to 10. This qualification will mean 20% of the total grade of the subject.
Students who can not attend laboratory practices should contact the responsible teacher at the beginning of the semester.
Test 80.00% 80.00% Proof of progress will be weighted to obtain a numerical score between 0 and 10. This test can be divided into partial tests made throughout the course. where theoretical / practical knowledge will be evaluated. At least 10% of the progress tests must include the individualized grade of the work done in group by the students. This qualification will represent 80% of the total grade of the subject
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:
    It is necessary to obtain a grade greater than or equal to 4 points in each of the written tests to be able to average with the rest of the evaluation activities. The average of all the evaluation activities must be equal to or greater than 5 points to pass the subject.
    The final exam will be a global test that allows to overcome separately both the practices and the theoretical / practical contents developed throughout the course for those students who have not passed any of the partial evaluation tests.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    The final exam will be a global test that allows to overcome separately both the practices and the theoretical / practical contents developed throughout the course for those students who have not passed any of the partial evaluation tests.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
The final exam will be a global test of the whole subject
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
The final exam will be a global test of the whole subject
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Computer room practice [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 3
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 3
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 40
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 50
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 1
Progress test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 1
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2

Unit 1 (de 8): Physical magnitudes
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 2 (de 8): Kinematics
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3

Unit 3 (de 8): Dynamics
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 4

Unit 4 (de 8): Mechanical oscillators
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3

Unit 5 (de 8): One-dimensional waves. The vibrating rope
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 6

Unit 6 (de 8): Two-dimensional waves. Vibrating membranes
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2

Unit 7 (de 8): Fundamentals of thermology
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3

Unit 8 (de 8): Three-dimensional waves. Acoustic waves
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3

Global activity
Activities hours
General comments about the planning: The units will be taught consecutively adapting to the actual calendar that is held in the semester in which the subject is located. Works will be asked with a periodicity of two weeks, corresponding to the taught agenda. It is also planned to conduct a progress test, not mandatory, mid-term equivalent to 40% of the final grade of the subject. Also depending on the progress of the subject, the planning will be adapted.
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
 
Alonso M. y Finn E.J. Física Adison Wesley  
Arribas Garde, Enrique Introducción a la física : (magnitudes, errores, vectores y Moralea 84-95887-02-9 2001 Ficha de la biblioteca
González, Félix A. (González Hernández) La física en problemas Tébar Flores 84-95447-07-X 2000 Ficha de la biblioteca
Kinsler Fundamentos de acústica Limusa / Noriega Editores 968-18-2026-6 1995 Ficha de la biblioteca
Linares, Llopis, Sancho Acústica arquitectónica Servicio de publicaciones de la UPV  
Serway, Raymond A. Física para ciencias e ingeniería McGraw-Hill 970-10-3582-8 (tomo 2002 Ficha de la biblioteca
Tipler, Paul Allen Física para la ciencia y la tecnología Reverté 978-84-291-4428-4 2014  
Young y Freedman Física universitaria Pearson 978-607-32-2124-5 2013 Ficha de la biblioteca



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