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Physics for Civil Engineering is a basic subject in the degree in Civil Engineering. The engineering graduate should be able to use the relevant laws of kinematics and dynamics to solve problems of rotational and lateral movement, explain harmonic oscillations, damped oscillations and forced oscillations and treat such oscillations mathematically, describes mathematically and explain the concept of wave lore, explain the first and second law of thermodynamics and solve problems applying these laws, and explain the principles of electric and magnetic fields and apply the basic laws of electric circuits. What we do is show problematic situations (open problems relevant to the civil engineering 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.
General Competences (CG)
UA Basic Transversal Competences
Basic Transversal Competences
Scientific-technical capacities necessary for professional practice in civil engineering as well as a number of other fields, such as consulting, analysis, planning, design, calculation, project, leadership, building, management, maintenance, conservation and exploitation.
To acquire and apply physics and mathematical knowledge to solve Civil Engineering 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 electric and magnetic fields; establishing the basic relationships that exist between these parts of Physics and other subjects in the curriculum.
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.