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Sound, Light & Electrons: The Rudiments of Telecommunication
PHYS 106
Spring 2008
Section: 01  

Communication is the process by which information is exchanged. It involves the creation, transmission and reception or content. This course explores the physical and technical aspects of long distance communication usually referred to as telecommunication. The course emphasizes both scientific fundamentals and recent technological advances. Part of the course will develop the basic physical principles and ideas behind electrons, light and sound and their uses as participants in carrying information. The other part of the course will interlink with the technology of telecommunication, with a focus on the connections between theory and application. An apparent simple question captures much of the aim of the course: how does information such as data, sound and image (a person speaking) travel significant distances from its location (a TV station) to a faraway place (a living room)?
This course consists of classroom lectures, discussion, outside experts, ITS media specialists, demonstrations and field trips. Field trips are aimed at engaging technology in our society by visiting communication broadcasting centers and companies involved in communication equipment design and development. Fieldwork to produce TV programs will serve to provide laboratory experience with the course content as well as hands on exposure to technology.

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Quantitative Reasoning
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PHYS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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