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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2019-20

This subject provides the experimental knowledge that illustrates part of the curriculum learnt in subjects such as Physics II, Electromagnetism I and II. As a starting point for this subject some knowledge and experimental skills already acquired in the subjects of Experimental Techniques I, II and III are considered. These skills and abilities are related to electromagnetism, electricity and the basic usage of electronic instrumentation 

The subject Experimental Techniques in the Degree in Physics has assigned 24 ECTS credits and is divided into four subjects that are taught between fourth and seventh semesters of the four courses of which the Degree consists. The subject "Experimental Techniques IV" corresponds to 6 of the total credits and it is a mandatory subject. The subject of Experimental Techniques IV is taught in the first four-month period of the fourth year of the Degree in Physics. The students have already completed the aforementioned subjects in previous courses and are therefore qualified to obtain experimental measures as well as for their analytical and graphic treatment.
The laboratory practices developed in this subject complement and extend the theoretical contents of the aforementioned subjects and are an extension of the Experimental Techniques I, II and III subjects. In particular, this subject expands knowledge in the field of analog, digital and electronic instrumentation.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Develop the capacity for analysis, synthesis and critical reasoning.
  • CG4 : Show capacity for team work.
  • CG8 : Acquire a permanent concern for quality, the environment and the prevention of occupational hazards.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE10 : Be able to use computing tools to model and solve physical problems.
  • CE16 : Devise, analyze, validate and interpret models of real situations.
  • CE2 : Recognize and assess physical processes in everyday life.
  • CE3 : Be able to estimate ranges of magnitude in order to interpret various phenomena. To carry out the approximations required in order to reduce problems to a manageable level. Develop intuition in Physics.
  • CE5 : Ability to design experiments in the laboratory, to measure and analyze critically experimental results, to draw conclusions and to evaluate the level of uncertainty.
  • CE9 : Being able to model complex phenomena translating physical problems into mathematical language.


UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • CGUA1 : Mastering the expression and understanding of a foreign language.
  • CGUA2 : Correct expression, both orally and in writing, in either of the official languages of the Valencian Community
  • CGUA3 : Possess computer skills relevant to the field of study.
  • CGUA4 : Acquire or possess basic Information and Communications Technology skills and correctly manage the information gathered.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2019-20

The general objective of this subject is for students to acquire the necessary skills to understand, design, analyze and verify the functioning of analog and digital electronic systems. The necessary instrumentation concepts to communicate with electronic devices will also be introduced. Through the realization of the proposed experiences, it is intended to consolidate and extend the fundamental concepts introduced in the subjects of theory such as Physics II, Electromagnetism I and II.
Specifically, it is pursued:
• The learning of scientific communication. Draft, present and defend reports of the experiments carried out both in written and oral form.
• Promote the use of the scientific method in the performance of laboratory practices.
• Learn how to use electronic instrumentation and develop skills to rigorously measure a physical quantity indicating the units and errors associated with it.
• Know the principles, techniques, sensors and measurement instruments related to the phenomena studied in analog and digital electronics.
• Know how to use electronic simulation software, as well as communication between electronic devices.
• Be able to perform various basic designs of analog and digital electronic subsystems oriented to instrumentation and measurement acquisition scenarios.
• Learn to use bibliographic resources, datasheets of manufacturers, manuals, databases and technical documentation.




Code: 26243
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 0,72
Practical credits: 1,68
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 0,72
    Practical credits: 1,68
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught