Silicon, Circuits, and the Digital Revolution
Technology -- a means to an end, not an end in itself...
How does a compact disc work?
How does my computer work and what can I do with it?
What is the Internet and what use is it to me?
What is the interplay of science and technology?
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- As a result of successfully completing this course you should be better able to:
- Analyze simple electrical circuits to assess their function and effectiveness.
- State and describe fundamental scientific principles underlying modern electronic devices.
- Explain the basic operation of electrical circuits, simple semiconductor devices, and integrated circuits.
- Identify the contributions of science and technology to everyday life.
- Interpret graphical data and construct graphs to communicate ideas.
- Communicate technical ideas orally and in writing.
- Evaluate the information content of Internet resources.
- Use graphical and other multimedia elements effectively in a webpage.
- Create an informative and organized website devoted to presenting a topic of technical interest from various perspectives.
- Access timely, relevant, and authoritative information for problem solving.
- Construct technical information into a logical framework for decision making.
- Establish a frame of mind where quantitative reasoning is embraced.
- Work effectively in a group to solve complex problems.
Course Catalog Entry:
Introduction to some of the fundamental science concepts underpinning high
technology, emphasizing everyday devices and practical experience, for the
development of scientific and computer literacy of non-science majors.
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Last updated November 29, 2004.
© George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 2000.