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Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 402 Electronics for Scientists (4) Circuit and network theory; active devices; amplifiers; introduction to digital electronics; noise theory.

PHYS 402 Electronics for Scientists (4)

A junior-senior theory/laboratory course providing a survey of modern electronics from a data acquisition and analysis point of view. One of several possible lab-based courses taken by physics majors in several options to satisfy a lab requirement, typically taken by physics majors in their senior year. This course is very useful for students interested in experimental research work and includes examples such as digital data acquisition, the lab study of various electronic devices, fast Fourier transform methods and other topics.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: MATH 250 orMATH 251;PHYS 212, PHYS 213 andPHYS 214

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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