Physics II

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physics II

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Students are expected to have knowledge of elementary physics, specifically in the areas of electricity and magnetism.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Physics II (222 - 13967)
    Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering
    Semester 2/Spring Semester
    1st Year Course/Lower Division

    Please note: this course is cross-listed under the majority of engineering departments. Students should select the course from the department that best fits their area of study.

    Students are expected to have completed:

    Students are expected to have knowledge of elementary physics, specifically in the areas of electricity and magnetism.

    Compentences and Skills that will be Acquired and Learning Results:

    Basic knowledge of the physical fundaments to be able to resolve problems in Engineering related to Electromagnetism- Necessary skills for the development and resolution of problems.
    - Necessary skills for the mathematical tools.
    - Mesearuments and experimental anlysises of magnitudes related to Electromagnetism.

    Description of Contents: Course Description

    Coulomb law. Electric field. Gauss law. Electric potential. Conductors. Capacitors, dielectric and energy. Electric current. Magnetic forces and magnetic fields. Sources of magnetic field. Magentic materials. Faraday-Lenz law. Electric oscillations. Electromagnetic waves.

    Learning Activities and Methodology:

    Magister and practical teaching sessions. Also, it is necessary the attendance of students to laboratory sesions.

    Assessment System:

    The grade consists in 60% of the final exam and 40% of the continuum evaluation.
    The attendance at laboratory sessions along with the practises delivery are obligatory in order to pass satisfactorily the subject.
    The students have to obtain a remark of 3 over 10 in the final exam to make the median value of all evaluations.

    Basic Bibliography:

    P. Tipler. Physics. Vol 2, Ed. Reverte. 2005
    Serway-Jewett. Physics for Scientists and Engineers. 9th editon Boston (USA). 2012
    W.Bauer and G.D. Westfall. University Physics with Modern Physics. Vol 2. 2012

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.


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