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TECH 211 Mechanics for Technology (4) Four hours lecture. Theory and practical application of statics, the study of forces acting on bodies at rest, and of dynamics, the study of forces acting on bodies in motion. Prerequisites: PHYS 175 and MATH 215.
TECH 212 Strength of Materials (4) Three hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Strength of materials is the study of internal stresses and external strains that result from the application of external, thermal, and mechanical loads on an object. Prerequisite: TECH 211.
TECH 261 Fundamentals of Instrumentation (2) Six hours laboratory. Fundamental principles and circuitry used in electronic and electro-mechanical instrumentation. Topics include divider circuits, electronic and pneumatic relays, power supplies, bridge circuits, filters, operational amplifiers, digital logic, transmitters, and actuators. Applications are demonstrated in the laboratory experiments. Prerequisite: PHYS 175.
TECH 272 Robotics (3) Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory. Introduction, classification, and application of robots and similar types of automated industrial equipment and corresponding educational robots. Fundamental principles and characteristics of representative robots are presented in the laboratory to demonstrate operational features. Both on-line (teach pendant) and off-line (computer) programming are demonstrated and used in the laboratory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
TECH 275 Safety in Manufacturing (3) Three hours lecture. Study of Occupational Safety and Health Regulations and their effect on industrial management and engineering. Accident investigation, liability, worker’s compensation, and hazard control are studied with emphasis on safety management techniques and planning.
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