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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

29802 - Physics I

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
29802 - Physics I
Faculty / School:
110 - Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura
326 - Escuela Universitaria Politécnica de Teruel
440 - Bachelor's Degree in Electronic and Automatic Engineering
444 - Bachelor's Degree in Electronic and Automatic Engineering
440-First semester o Second semester
107-First semester
444-First semester
Subject Type:
Basic Education

1.1. Introduction


1.2. Recommendations to take this course


1.3. Context and importance of this course in the degree


1.4. Activities and key dates


2.1. Learning goals


2.2. Importance of learning goals


3.1. Aims of the course


3.2. Competences


4.1. Assessment tasks (description of tasks, marking system and assessment criteria)


5.1. Methodological overview


Subject’s learning process to pass the subject is based on the following aspects:

  1. Masterclasses where the lecturer will explain the main theoretical concepts as well as will illustrate the application of the theoretical material via exercises and practical cases. Active students’ participation is intended in this activity. In parallel, the students should spend self-study time in order to take advantage of the masterclasses.
  2. Laboratory sessions will be scheduled during the semester. Lab sessions’ assessment will contribute to the single overall mark. Lab sessions’ groups will consist of two or three members.
  3. Supervised projects where students will work in problem solving tasks or a practical question proposed by the professor and related with the concepts learned in the subject.
  4. Self-study time, learning the subject as well as performing problem solving tasks. This activity is essential for the student’s learning process as well as to have success to pass the subject.


In classroom:

Blackboard classes (theory + problems) with participation of the students.

Practical work, individually or in team. 


Outside the classroom: 

Exercises and theoretical or practical projects

Preparation of evaluated activities.

5.2. Learning tasks


The planned subject’s learning activities are listed as follows:

1.- Masterclasses T1 (43 hours) (classroom activity)

This activity is intended to present the basics of the discipline illustrated with practical examples in order to facilitate the understanding and assimilation of the concepts. Problem solving tasks and illustrative examples will take place in the practical sessions with the cooperation of students. Students will be encouraged to solve prior to the masterclasses some problems proposed by the professor. This activity will take place on-site in the classical classroom.

2.- Laboratory sessions T3 (10 hours) (classroom activity)

Laboratory sessions’ scripts will be available for the students in the ADD. Scripts consist of a theoretical introduction and the steps to perform during the lab activity. Reading the script prior to attend to the laboratory session is a must for the student. Writing a full report including the main result is recommended after completing the lab sessions.

3.- Supervised projects T6 (8 hours) (non-classroom activity)

This task could be:

1) Writing of the lab sessions’ reports.

2) The professor will propose topics for individual or team works about different subject’s parts. Students will be tutored during these tasks.

4.- Study T7 (84 hours) (non-classroom activity)

It is of importance for the student to devote constant efforts, during the semester, for personal study, problem-solving tasks and writing lab sessions’ reports.

5.- Assesment T8 (5 hours) (classroom activity)

The overall assessment is planned at the end of the semester, but the continuous assessment will be a learning tool for formative and summative assessment during the semester. In this way, students can check their learning during the progress of the course.

6.- Tutoring

The professor’s tutoring timetable will be available for the student to ask question about the subject.


Classroom activities

Activity Type 1 (lectures) 30 hours 
Activity Type 2 (class of problems) 15 hours 
Activity Type 3 (practical classes) 14 hours

Non-presential activities

Activity Type 6 (practical work) 21 hours 
Activity type 7 65 hours (personal study)

Final evaluation Activity

Activity Type 8 (written test) 05 hours


5.3. Syllabus

The syllabus for proposed to achieve the learning results is listed as follows:




Principles of mechanics


            1. Kinematics.


            2. Dynamics.


            3. Rigid body dynamics.


            4. Statics.


Applied mechanics   


            5. Oscillatory movement.


            6. Elasticity.


            7. Fluid dynamics.




            8. Heat and temperature. Heat transfer.


            9. Thermodynamics processes. First principle.


            10. Thermal machines. Second principle.



5.4. Course planning and calendar

Schedule for on-site sessions and reports’ deadline.

Schedule for the masterclasses, problem-solving sessions and laboratory sessions will be planned by the university center and will be published in the Center’s website. The remainder activities will be planned depending on the amount of students and the schedule will be provided in advance.

The professor will inform about the tutoring timetable.

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

Usually, the bibliography of the academic year is updated and it can be checked in the Library’s website searching for the recommended bibliography at



  • Tipler, Paul A.. Física para la ciencia y la tecnología. Vol. 1, Mecánica , oscilaciones y ondas, termodinámica / Paul A. Tipler, Gene Mosca ; [coordinador y traductor José Casas-Vázquez ; traductores Albert Bramon Planas ... et al.]. 6ª ed., 2ª reimp. Barcelona : Reverté, 2011
  • Young, Hugh D. Física universitaria. Volumen 1 / Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman ; con la colaboración de A. Lewis Ford ; traducción Victoria A. Flores Flores. 12ª ed. México [etc.] : Pearson, 2009