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1. General information
Course:
PHYSICS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
Code:
42301
Type:
BASIC
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
406 - UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (AB)
Academic year:
2022-23
Center:
604 - SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (AB)
Group(s):
10  11  12  13 
Year:
1
Duration:
First quarter
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
English
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
N
Web site:
Bilingual:
Y
Lecturer: ENRIQUE ARRIBAS GARDE - Group(s): 10  12 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
E S Ing. Informática/0B7
FÍSICA APLICADA
967599200 ext 2460
enrique.arribas@uclm.es
Mondays: 16 - 19 h Tuesdays: 8:15 - 11.15h

Lecturer: ISABEL MARIA ESCOBAR GARCIA - Group(s): 11  13 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
E S Ing. Informática/0B6
FÍSICA APLICADA
967599200- 4848
isabelmaria.escobar@uclm.es
Mondays: 13 -15 h Tuesdays: 11:30 -14:30 h Tuesdays: 15 - 16 h

2. Pre-Requisites

It is recommended that the student has had physics as part of their high school or college degree.

It is also advisable that the student has acquired some of the following competencies in order to help with the subjects covered by this course

Mathematics:

  • Vector operation
  • Basic notions of differential calculus
  • Basic notions of integral calculusTaylor series expansion
  • Trigonometry
  • Complex numbers
  • Basic Geometry
  • Matrices
  • Calculating determinants
  • Solving systems of linear equations: Cramer method
  • Know how to use a scientific calculator

 

Physics:

  • International System of Units
  • Kinematics
  • Newton’s laws
  • Conservation of momentum
  • Conservation of energy

 

Other recommended competencies:

  • Basic knowledge of Windows, Mac OS and/or Linux
  • A good use of email
  • Basic knowledge of a word processor
  • Elemental handling of a spread sheet
  • Basic knowledge of the internet

 

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

Physics is part of the basic subjects taught in any scientific-technological university degree. Seeing that computing as a discipline was born in physics research laboratories and that the early computing developments were carried out by prominent physicists, physics is fundamental in the formation of any computing student.

Tim Berners-Lee created the web in 1989 at the Laboratory for Particle Physics at CERN, Rolf William Landauer (1927-1999) was an IBM physicist who in 1961 argued, that when information is lost in an irreversible circuit, the information becomes entropy and an associated amount of energy is dissipated as heat. This is a principle that applies to quantum information and quantum computation in which Juan Ignacio Cirac Sasturain (at one time a physics teacher at the UCLM) is one of the leading experts in research on the development of quantum computers.

The physics course within the curriculum of the Computer Engineering degree aims to provide students with the skills necessary for the proper handling of the technology they will use throughout their careers. However the study of physics goes further, in that it allows students to structure their thoughts and prepare them to face future problems, always from a purely scientific point of view.

 


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
Utilization of scientific-technical software which is appropriate for the resolution of hardware problems applied in the frame of Computer Science and Engineering.
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.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: PHYSICAL QUANTITIES
  • Unit 2: ERROR CALCULUS
  • Unit 3: VECTOR ANALYSIS
  • Unit 4: ELECTRIC FIELD
  • Unit 5: ELECTRIC POTENTIAL
  • Unit 6: CAPACITORS AND DIELECTRICS
  • Unit 7: DIRECT CURRENT
  • Unit 8: MAGNETIC INTERACTION
  • Unit 9: SOURCES OF MAGNETIC FIELDS
  • Unit 10: ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION
  • Unit 11: MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MATTER
  • Unit 12: ALTERNATING CURRENT
  • Unit 13: INTRODUCTION TO SEMICONDUCTORS
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 0.8 20 N N Presentation of the topics by the teacher, usually using a Power Point presentation
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises BA02 INS01 INS03 INS04 PER01 0.88 22 N N Problem classes with student participation
Laboratory practice or sessions [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities BA02 INS01 INS03 INS04 PER01 SIS01 SIS03 0.48 12 Y Y Performing multiple lab sessions which will consist of data collection, necessary data fitting and plotting, interpretation of results and answer related questions. Detailed information of this activity can be consulted on the Moodle of the subject.
Other off-site activity [OFF-SITE] Self-study BA02 INS01 INS03 INS04 PER01 SIS01 SIS03 0.32 8 N N Study and preparation of lab sessions
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study BA02 INS01 SIS01 SIS03 2.4 60 N N Individual study by the student
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Problem solving and exercises BA02 INS01 INS03 INS04 PER01 SIS01 SIS03 0.88 22 Y N Students need to answer a questionnaire for each of the topics covered by the course. Detailed information of this activity can be consulted on the Moodle of the subject.
Progress test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests BA02 INS01 INS03 INS04 PER01 SIS01 SIS03 0.24 6 Y N There will be 3 written tests throughout the course. It will be able to compensate from 4. Each non-compensable part can be recovered in the regular exam session. Detailed information of this activity can be consulted on the Moodle of the subject.
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
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 10.00% 10.00% This percentage corresponds to the average mark of all multiple choice tests done during the course, All students [including those repeating the course] need to do these tests.
Assessment of active participation 5.00% 5.00% Make activities in class individually or in group
Practicum and practical activities reports assessment 20.00% 20.00% Students needs to write their own report on the experiments they have performed during the course. In order to pass the course, it is essential to obtain a positive assessment in the laboratory
Progress Tests 65.00% 65.00% 3 progress tests will be made. The progress tests will be compensable with a mark greater than or equal to 4. The final test will consist of three parts. The student may choose not to perform any of the parts if he has reached the minimum score previously compensable in the corresponding progress tests
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:
    During the course students need to realise various activities/assignments: assist to all lab sessions, write associated lab reports, do the progress tests, make activities and questionnaires.
    In order to pass the course, the student needs to obligatory assist to all lab sessions. We will asses the application in the laboratory of previously obtained knowledge, skills acquired doing the experiments and the correct preparation of the associated lab reports. In order to pass the course, it is essential to obtain a positive assessment in the laboratory. If a positive evaluation is not obtained in this section, the student can not pass the course.
    The grade obtained in the laboratory part will be kept for the next academic year, provided that it is greater or equal to 5 out of 10 and the evaluation criteria of the subject are not modified in the next academic year.
    The mark of each progress test must be at least 4. Below this minimum, the student will have to take the corresponding parts in the regular exam session.
    The student passes the subject if he obtains a minimum mark of 5 out of 10 in the global subject and a positive evaluation in the labs.
    The student who does not pass the mandatory activities/assignments required in the subject will have a mark not higher than 4.00 even if the obtained average was another, including more than 5.00.
    By default, the student will be evaluated by continuous evaluation. If you wish to change to non-continuous evaluation, you must indicate it through the following link https://www.esiiab.uclm.es/alumnos/evaluacion.php before the end of the term and as long as you have not been evaluated 50% or more of the subject by continuous evaluation.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    The student who does not take the progress tests during the course will have to take the corresponding parts in the regular exam session.
    The students who don't carry out the laboratory practices will have to take a laboratory exam. In order to pass the course, it is essential to obtain a positive assessment in the laboratory. If a positive evaluation is not obtained in this section, the student can not pass the course.
    The student passes the subject if he obtains a minimum mark of 5 out of 10 in the global subject and a positive evaluation in the labs.
    The student who does not pass the mandatory activities/assignments required in the subject will have a mark not higher than 4.00 even if the obtained average was another, including more than 5.00.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
The final exam will be a global test of the entire subject that will have a weight of 80% of the final grade of the course. The laboratory practices will correspond to the remaining 20%.
The students who don't carry out the laboratory practices will have to take a laboratory exam. In order to pass the course, it is essential to obtain a positive assessment in the laboratory. If a positive evaluation is not obtained in this section, the student can not pass the course.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
The same as for the extraordinary exam session
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] 12
Other off-site activity [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 8
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 60
Progress test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 6

Unit 1 (de 13): PHYSICAL QUANTITIES
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 2 (de 13): ERROR CALCULUS
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 3 (de 13): VECTOR ANALYSIS
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 4 (de 13): ELECTRIC FIELD
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 5 (de 13): ELECTRIC POTENTIAL
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 6 (de 13): CAPACITORS AND DIELECTRICS
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 7 (de 13): DIRECT CURRENT
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 8 (de 13): MAGNETIC INTERACTION
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 9 (de 13): SOURCES OF MAGNETIC FIELDS
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 10 (de 13): ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 11 (de 13): MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MATTER
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1

Unit 12 (de 13): ALTERNATING CURRENT
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2

Unit 13 (de 13): INTRODUCTION TO SEMICONDUCTORS
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Global activity
Activities hours
General comments about the planning: This course schedule is APPROXIMATE. It could vary throughout the academic course due to teaching needs, bank holidays, etc. A weekly schedule will be properly detailed and updated on the online platform (Virtual Campus). Note that all the lectures, practice sessions, exams and related activities performed in the bilingual groups will be entirely taught and assessed in English. Classes will be scheduled in 3 sessions of one hour and a half per week.
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Arribas E. y Escobar I. Lecciones de la asignatura https://campusvirtual.uclm.es/  
Arribas Garde, Enrique Introducción a la física: (magnitudes, errores, vectores y c Moralea 84-95887-02-9 2001 Ficha de la biblioteca
Escobar, I., Arribas, E., Ramirez-Vazquez, R. Solved electromagnetic problems Albacete Herso Ediciones 9788417881214 2021  
Young H.D., Freedman R.A., Sears F.W. y Zemansky M.W. Física Universitaria (volumen 2). Decimotercera edición Pearson Addison Wesley 2013  
Young H.D., Freedman R.A., Sears F.W. y Zemansky M.W. University Physics, thirteenth edition Pearson 0-321-76218-5 2012  



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