General information

Subject type: Basic

Coordinator: Ana Beatriz Pérez Zapata

Trimester: First term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Joan Fabregas Peinado
Antonio Marzoa Domínguez 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan


Basic skills
  • B1_That students have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in a field of study that is based on general secondary education, and is accustomed to finding at a level that, although with the support of advanced textbooks, also include some aspects that involve knowledge from the forefront of your field of study


  • B3_Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of ​​study), to make judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues


  • B4_That students can convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences


Specific skills
  • EFB1_Ability to solve mathematical problems that may arise in engineering. Ability to apply knowledge about: linear algebra, differential and integral calculus, numerical methods, numerical algorithms, statistics and optimization


  • EFB2_Understanding and mastery of the concepts of fields and waves and electromagnetism, theory of electrical circuits, electronic circuits, physical principle of semiconductors and logic families, electronic and photonic devices, and their application for solving engineering problems


Transversal competences
  • T2_That students have the ability to work as members of an interdisciplinary team either as one more member, or performing management tasks in order to contribute to developing projects with pragmatism and a sense of responsibility, making commitments taking into account the available resources



It is a Physics course with the purpose of familiarizing students with the concepts and physical principles related to information and communication technologies.


Topic 1. Electrostatics

  1. Mechanics review
  2. Electric field
  3. Electric potential and energy
  4. Conductors and capacitors
  5. Dielectrics

Topic 2. Electrokinetics and magnetostatics

  1. Ohm's law
  2. Semiconductors. Diode
  3. Magnetic force
  4. Magnetic field
  5. Magnetic materials

Topic 3. Electromagnetism

  1. Induction
  2. Maxwell's equations
  3. Electromagnetic waves

Topic 4. Theory of circuits

  1. Kirchoff's laws
  2. Capacitor charging and discharging
  3. Elements of alternating current circuits
  4. Alternating current circuit

Evaluation system

50% Individual tests, one for each subject and recoverable separately in case of failing the subject

15% Presentation of exercises in working groups, non-refundable

15% Practical work group simulation activities, non-refundable

15% Group application work, non-refundable

   5% Active participation, recoverable through individual tests



Tipler, Paul. A .; Mosca, Gene (2010) Physics for Science and Technology. Volume 2. 6th edition. Reverted.


Serway, Raymond A .; Jewett, John W. Jr. (2005) Physics for science and engineering. 6th ed. Thomson.