Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Physics II
22314011
Iowa State Course Substitution
Introduction to Classical Physics II
PHYS 222
Course Info
International Credits:
6.0
Converted Credits:
3.5
Semester:
spring
Country:
Spain
Language:
English
Course Description:
STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE COMPLETED
 Linear Algebra
 Calculus I
 Physics I
COMPETENCES AND SKILLS THAT WILL BE ACQUIRED AND LEARNING RESULTS.
The main skills to be developed in these activities are:
 To understand the statement of the problem (for instance drawing an scheme that summarizes the statement)
 To identify the physical phenomenon involved in the statement and the physical laws related to it.
 To develop a strategy to reach the objective (for instance breaking the problem in small subproblems).
 To be careful in the use of mathematics
 To analyze the result
The main skills to be developed in this activity are:
 To understand that physics is an experimental science and they can reproduce the laws that have been theoretically
explained in the lectures
 To use scientific instruments and to be careful in its operation
 To be careful in the acquisition of the experimental data
 To learn the basis of the management of a scientific data set
 Understanding and use of the scientific method and the scientifictechnical language.
 To write a report with the main results of the experiment
 To reason in a critical way these results: have we achieve the goals of the experiment?
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS: PROGRAMME
1. Coulomb's Law. The Electric Field
1.1 Electric charge.
1.2 Coulomb's Law. Dimensions and Units. The Superposition Principle.
1.3 Definition of the Electric Field.
1.4 Electric Field of Point Charges.
1.5 Superposition Principle. Electric Field Lines.
2. Gauss's Law
2.1 Charge Densities. Electric Field due to different Charge Distributions.
2.2 Electric Flux. Relationship between field flux and electromagnetic fields.
2.3 Gauss's Law.
2.4 Application of Gauss's Law to Calculate Electric Fields in systems with certain symmetry.
3. Electric Potential
3.1 The work done by an electric field on a moving point charge.
3.2 Electric Potential Difference and Electric Potential.
3.3 Electric Potential due to different Charge Distributions.
3.4 Relationship between Electric Field and Electric Potential. Equipotential curves and surfaces.
3.5 Electrostatic Energy of Point Charges.
4. Conductors
4.1 Conductor and Insulator materials; microscopic interpretation.
4.2 Properties of conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium. Charge Distribution in Conductors.
4.3 Electric Field and Electric Potential in a conductor.
4.4 Electric Fields inside charged conductors. Conductors with charge inside a cavity. The Faradays
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Cage. Corona Discharge.
5. Dielectrics: Capacitance and Energy Storage in electric Fields.
5.1 Microscopic point of view of dielectrics: induced dipoles.
5.2 Dielectric constant and electric susceptibility. Polarization. Electric displacement.
5.3 Definition of Capacitance: Calculation of capacitance.
5.4 Capacitors with Dielectrics.
5.5 Combination of Capacitors. Series and parallel connections.
5.6 Storing energy in a Capacitor. Energy density of the electric Field.
6. Electric Current
6.1 Electric Current: Intensity and Current Density.
6.2 Ohm's Law. Electric Resistance. Conductivity and resistivity of materials.
6.3 Joules Law. Power Dissipated in an Electric Conductor.
6.4 Electromotive Force (emf). Combination of resistance. Series and parallel connections.
6.4 RC circuits. Charging and discharging a capacitor.
7. Magnetic Forces and Magnetic Fields
7.1 Introduction. Definition of a Magnetic Field. Lorentzs Force.
7.2 Charged Particle Movement in a uniform Magnetic Field. Applications: Velocity selector, Mass Spectrometer.
7.3 Magnetic Force on a dipole and on a CurrentCarrying conductor wire.
7.4 Torque on a dipole and Current Loop in a constant magnetic field, Permanent Magnets. Magnetic Moment.
8. Sources of Magnetic Field and Magnetic Materials.
8.1 Sources of the Magnetic Field: Current elements. BiotSavart Law.
8.2 Forces Between Two CurrentCarrying parallel wires.
8.3 Magnetic Flux. Ampères Law. Application of Ampères Law to Calculate Magnetic Fields.
8.4 Magnetic Materials. Microscopic point of view of Magnetism. Magnetization: Magnetic Dipoles. Paramagnetism,
Diamagnetism and Ferromagnetism. Magnetic Susceptibility and Permeability.
9. Faraday's Law of Induction
9.1 Faraday's Law of Induction. Lenzs Law. Applications.
9.2 Motional Electromotive Force.
9.3 Examples of Electromagnetic Induction.
9.4 Mutual Induction and SelfInduction. Energy Stored in a Solenoid.
9.5 Energy Stored in a Magnetic Field.
10. Oscillations. Maxwell's Equations: Electromagnetic Waves
10.1 Introduction to the oscillatory movement. Mathematical description of the oscillatory systems.
10.2 Simple AC circuits: resistive, inductive and capacitive load. The LCR series circuits. Impedance. Resonance.
10.3 Introduction to travelling Waves and Standing Waves: Mathematical Description. Mechanical waves, Sound and
Electromagnetic Waves. Onedimensional wave Equation.
10.4 Displacement Current: Gauss´s Law for Magnetism: Maxwell's Equations. Plane Electromagnetic Waves. Energy
Flux Density of an Electromagnetic Wave.
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND METHODOLOGY
 Lectures, where the theoretical concepts are explained and personal work of the student. They are aimed at the
acquisition of theoretical knowledge.
 Practical laboratory sessions of mandatory attendance; practical sessions for small groups, with active and direct
interaction between the students and the professor; individual tutor supported sessions and students personal
work. They are aimed at the acquisition of practical skill related to the syllabus of the subject .
ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
Assessment system:
1 Laboratory sessions (15% of final mark)
Attendance to the laboratory sessions is compulsory.
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Evaluation of the reports. The mark is shared by the members of the group.
2 Activities in groups (25% of final mark)
Attendance.
Short test exams.
Delivery and evaluation of the proposed activities
3 Written exam (60% of final mark)
This exam is made at the end of the semester and it is the same for all the students
Contents:
Problems to be solved covering the topics of the program and perhaps
Short theoretical questions
4 Mandantory evaluation criteria:
 Attendance and participation in all laboratory sension is mandatory.
 Students must get a minimun grade of 3 pts, of a maximun of 10 pts, in the end of term
examination.
Failure to meet this two criteria will result in a failing grade (F: Suspenso) for the course.
% endoftermexamination: 60
% of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals…): 40
BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY
 Paul A. Tipler, Gene Mosca Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Vol. 2, 6th Edition Ed. W. H. Freeman; ISBN10:
0716789647, ISBN13: 9780716789642 (2007), 2007
 Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 6th Edition Ed. Brooks Cole, ISBN:
0534408427, ISBN13: 9780534408428, 2003
Review
 Evaluation Date:
 January 14, 2019
 Evaluated:
 Kerry Whisnant
 Comments:

*** The above approved UC3M classe will transfer back as 3.5 ISU credits. PHYS 222 is a 5 credit class at ISU. You will need to work with your Academic Adviser if you decide to take this class at UC3M as you will have a 1.5 credit deficiency. ***  Missing Wave Optics  May be missing some DC Circuits