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Applied Physics 2 is a basic subject of the degree in Fundamentals of Architecture. Together with Applied Physics 1, it provides an introduction to the basics of Physics.
General Competences (CG)
Basic Competences and Competences included under the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES)
Inherent transversal competences:>>Cognitive Instrumental
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The main objective of this subject is to develop scientific-technical capacities necessary for professional practice in architecture.
The architect graduate should be able to use the first and second law of thermodynamics and solve problems applying these laws, explain harmonic oscillations, damped oscillations and forced oscillations and treat such oscillations mathematically, understand and explain the concept of wave lore, explain the first and second laws of thermodynamics and solve problems applying these laws, and explain the principles of light. What we do is to show problematic situations related to architecture (open problems relevant to the architect student) where we have to think about possible solutions doing research, and not necessarily requiring a numerical answer. This methodology facilitates the autonomy and responsibility of the students, the interactivity teacher-student and student-student, and shows the connection between physics and other areas of knowledge.
- To acquire and apply physics and mathematical knowledge to solve Architecture situations.
- To achieve the basic knowledge of the Physic laws which are needed to understand other subjects study during the degree.
- To give a simple description and as complete as possible for mechanics, oscillations and waves, thermodynamics and light; establishing the basic relationships that exist between these parts of Physics and other subjects in the curriculum.
- To acquire and apply thermal expansion and contraction relations.
- To acquire conceptual knowledge and practical understanding of the heat transfer mechanisms and use it in cases related to architecture.
- To achieve the basic knowledge of the nature of light.
- To understand the solar geometry and it relation with the energetic problematic and the architectonic comfort.
- To acquire and apply the principles of physics of the energetic phenomena (heat, sound and light) to the architectonic development and the influence in the environment and human comfort.
- To increase the capacity of planning and conducting experiments, as well as analysis and interpretation of experimental data.
To develop autonomy in the learning processes forming capacities and attitudes to facilitate life-long learning and capacities to communicate making use of the scientific language.
- To acquire skills in information technologies.
Achieve the general basic competences listed for this subject.