General Physics II + Lab

Universitat Politècnica de València

Course Description

  • Course Name

    General Physics II + Lab

  • Host University

    Universitat Politècnica de València

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Description:

    In this course, an introduction to physics for engineers is done, especially in the field of Eelectrostatics, including conductors and insulators; DC circuits; magnetic forces and fields; magnetic effects of moving charges and currents; electromagnetic induction; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic oscillations and waves; Introduction to geometrical and physical optics. The presentation of physical principles is generally done inductively, starting from the physical phenomena where they are evidenced, and then give the appropriate mathematical structure that allows you to understand their applications.


    The aim of this course, which is a continuation of Physics 1425 and has as a prerequisite the material of that course, is to teach you concepts and understanding of the physical world. Doing problem solving is an important part of this course, and your grade will depend on your ability to understand concepts and to solve problems. An understanding of the material is crucial to your ability in problem solving, as is the acquisition of a set of skills about problem solving. The lectures are oriented towards helping you understand the concepts and how to solve problems. We will perform many demonstrations and solve several examples and problems in class.

    Learning Goals:

    • To obtain conceptual understanding of physics and problem solving.
    • To understand and master the basic concepts of the general laws of Electrostatics, including conductors and insulators; DC circuits; magnetic forces and fields; magnetic effects of moving charges and currents; electromagnetic induction; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic oscillations and waves; Introduction to geometrical and physical optics.
    • To learn important skills that will be useful in science, engineering and other walks of life: including abstraction, idealization, approximation, and mathematical/conceptual modeling of simple phenomena.

    Program Context:

    Topic 1: Electric Charges, Forces, Fields, and Energy
    Topic 2: Electric Circuits
    Topic 3: Magnetism and Magnetic Fields
    Topic 4: Time-Dependent Fields and Flux. Maxwell Equations
    Topic 5: Waves and Sound
    Topic 6: Light, and Optics

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.