2017-2018 / PHYS0122-3

General Physics: part II


40h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in business engineering5 crédits 


Pierre Deneye

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

In this course we will deal with the following chapters : a)electricity, also included electromagnetism and b) modern physics. Here are the main topics that will be developed : 1. Electricity : electrostatics, electric current, electromagnetism (magnetic field, its sources, electromagnetic induction) 2. Modern physics : quantum physics, atomic physics, relativistic physics

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This course deals with a part of physics. As for the other part, it aims at giving students some knowledge of the fundamental laws that govern physical phenomena as well as physical procedures used in the industry. This course constitutes a prerequisite for the advanced applied sciences courses.
Strategy : The course will allow students to demonstrate scientific precision and a critical mind in the analysis of a complex situation. Implementation : The course will train the student to take into account its scientific, technological and entrepreneurial dimensions  when confronted with a complex situation. Adaptability : The course will encourage students to be curious and to show a scientific precision of academic level in their studies as well as in their professional life. The course will encourage students to be creative and self sufficient  in their studies as well as in their professional life.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Course on General Physics (Block 1 Business Engineering)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Practical work classes are organised in addition to the theoretical ones to enable students to sovle problems under the supervision of an assistant lecturer. 

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Multimedia presentation supported by an excellent reference textbook (see basic bibliography) which is adopted to teaching basic science to business engineers. A power point application will cover all the course and a syllabus with the copy of the transparencies will be available. The powerpoint application will be completed with numerous animations replacing lab experiments. As far as possible a real-life experiment will be presented in class. Many exercises and concept applications will be detailed during the course.

Recommended or required readings

- Harris BENSON, "Electricité et électromagnétisme", (de Boeck-Université). - Harris BENSON, "Physique Moderne", (de Boeck-Université).

Assessment methods and criteria

1st session assessment : a written examination with questions covering the whole course.  This covers the theory as well as the underlying applications.
 The exam generally takes the form of a MCQ and open questions (exercices and theory)
Please note: 
The final score will be calculated provided the score obtained for the 'open questions' part is equal to or above 6. If not, the score obtained for this section is taken as the final one. 
2nd session assessment:
similar to the 1st session   

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Pierre DENEYE, Dr pierre.deneye@ulg.ac.be
René Delhalle