Physics II Q


The aim of the theoretical classes is to understand the concepts and laws of Physics (Electromagnetism), emphasizing rigor in language and the application of knowledge to the methodical solving and resolution of realistic problems. The objective of the laboratory classes is to learn experimental methods in Physics, to systematize the collection and processing of experimental results and the elaboration of scientific reports.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Gregoire Marie Jean Bonfait, Jorge Alexandre Monteiro de Carvalho e Silva


Weekly - 5

Total - 49

Teaching language





Handouts supplied by the instructor.

University Physics, by Hugh Young and Roger Freedman, Pearson Ed.

Teaching method

The teaching method of the Physics II Q syllabus is based on theoretical-practical and laboratory classes. In theoretical-practical classes, the various themes that make up the syllabus are addressed through the exposure of concepts, problem solving, practical demonstrations and visualization of simulations. In practical classes, students perform 4 experimental assignments related to the syllabus.

Evaluation method


The FIIQ assessment has 2 components whose minimum grades are as indicated:

laboratory component, Lab: 10/20
final test or appeal exam, TE: 9/20

Laboratory component

- Exclusively for non students that have not previously successfully completed the practical component 

- The completion of the 4 laboratory works is mandatory

- In case of necessity, there will be a class at the end of the semester to carry out an overdue work.

- Each practical assignment leads to a grade on a scale from 0 to 5 that is a function of the report delivered at the end of the class.

- The grade of the laboratory component is the sum of the 4 grades of the practical assignments



A student obtains attendance if he/she has completed all the practical work and achieved the minimum classification in the laboratory component.


Final test and appeal exam

Only students who have a positive attendance are admitted to the final test and to the appeal exam.

The final test and the appeal exam consist of 20 multiple-choice or quick-answer questions (12 points) and 2 problems (8 points).

In multiple choice questions, wrong answers beyond the first one deduct 1/(n-1) where n is the number of answer options.


Final grade

1. For students without attendance or with attendance obtained in 2020/21: 35% Lab + 65% TE

2. For students with attendance obtained until 2019/120: 100% TE.


Subject matter

Electric charge and electric field
Gauss law
Electrical potential
Electrical capacity
Current, resistance and emf
DC circuits
Electrostatics in water
Magnetic field
Magnetic field sources


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