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Physics (PHYS)
120 Willamette, 541-346-4751
College of Arts & Sciences
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  PHYS 155   Phys Behind Internet >3 4.00 cr.
How discoveries in 20th-century physics mesh to drive modern telecommunications. Topics include electron mobility in matter, the development of transistors and semiconductors, lasers, and optical fibers.
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Corwin EE-mail Office:   373 Willamette Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-4697
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  34823 0 75 1400-1550 tr 110 WIL Corwin E  
Academic Deadlines
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April 9:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 9:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded)
April 10:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 10:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 12:   Add this course
April 12:   Last day to change to or from audit
April 16:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
April 23:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
April 30:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
May 21:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
May 21:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
The Internet is a network of millions of computers capable of exchanging data files containing information. The technology that makes this possible is the result of the efforts of tens of thousands of physicists, engineers, and computer scientists over more than a hundred years. The development of the Internet is an amazing story of the transformation of fundamental physics discoveries into practical systems. This course is a non-science major's introduction to the physical concepts that explain how information is stored, transmitted, processed, and retrieved. Fundamental issues in physics will be discussed using only elementary math and simple algebra.
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