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Spring 2017-2018
* EGR 153 (STL)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Foundations of Engineering: Electricity and Photonics

James C. Sturm


This course explores the fundamental principles of electricity, magnetism, and light. An underlying theme will be how the fundamentals both underpin grand societal challenges as well as enable engineering paths towards solutions and innovation. Broadly speaking, the course will focus on the application areas of information technology, energy and power, bio-engineering and sensors. The labs will enable students to explore basic principles as well as test their own designs based on those principles.

Sample reading list:
Serway, Biechner, & Jewett, Physics for Scientists and Engineers
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly problem sets and lab reports. Weekly reading 20 pages.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 25%
Lab Reports - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 25%

Other Requirements:
Open to First Year Undergraduates and Sophomores Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This course is equivalent to PHY 104 and can be used to satisfy BSE freshman year requirements. EGR 153, PHY 102, PHY 104, and PHY 106 are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit..

Equivalent Courses:
EGR 153, PHY 102, PHY 104, PHY 106 are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43438 B01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M        Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
43439 B02 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T        Enrolled:10 Limit:12
43440 B03 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th        Enrolled:10 Limit:12
43441 B06 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm F        Enrolled:11 Limit:12
43437 C01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W   Lewis Library   138   Enrolled:43 Limit:47
43437 C01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am F   Lewis Library   138   Enrolled:43 Limit:47