Principles of Technology I & II
FALL AND SPRING 2013-2014
Principles of Technology I is the first year component of a two-year course of study developed to provide students with hands-on applied physics training. The two-year program consists of both Principles of Technology I and II courses. Completion of both years provides a credit in physical science. Through a unified system approach, students obtain a broad knowledge base of the principles underlying modern technological systems. This course provides a foundation for attainment of post-secondary education or training and enables students to be more adaptable to the ever-changing, technological society. This same program is also a component of the Engineering Technology Degree at Paul D. Camp Community College, which articulates with ODU for a bachelor’s degree. It is of interest to the Newport News Apprentice School, NASA Langley and many other technical employers in our area such as: Smurfit Stone, International Paper, and South-Tech. Technical concepts covered include Force, Work, Rate, Resistance, Energy, Power, and Force Transformers. In Principles of Technology II concepts covered are Momentum, Waves and Vibrations, Energy Converters, Transducers, Radiation, Optical Systems, and Time Constants.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I
· Apply mathematics to solve physical problems,
· Understand Applied Physics in mechanical, fluid, electrical/electronic, and thermal systems,
· Relate physical systems concepts to real world applications,
· Work in teams for planning, lab work, and report writing/presentations-demonstrations,
· And apply technical research from library media sources, CD-ROMs, real world contacts, and the Internet.
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