Catalog 2016-2017 
    
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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III with Lab

5 credits
This course covers the basic principles of oscillatory motion and Hook’s law, the wave equation, mechanical waves (acoustics), Maxwell’s equations, geometric optics, physical optics, diffraction, interference, and polarization. Laboratory work is included.

Prerequisites: MATH& 152  and PHYS& 222  

Quarters Offered: Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Expand and improve quantitative/symbolic manipulation capabilities
  • Apply oscillatory/wave phenomena to problem solving in the engineering context
  • Measure, record, and analyze signals using A/D converters with various sensors interfaced to computers using appropriate software
  • Explain both the power and limitations of a Maxwell’s equations approach in the conceptualization and design of engineered creations, especially in regards to EM/optical communications