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Applied Physical Sciences

155 Caudill, CB# 3050
(919) 843-4040

First Session, 2020

NOTE: The three one-credit courses are offered in staggered short sessions. Students can enroll in all three courses or enroll in one or two. All three courses are offered 9AM – Noon so that students can enroll in another SS1 class if desired.

APPL 413 LabView for Data Acquisition (1)

The basics of data acquisition and hardware interfacing using LabVIEW graphical programming. This software is an excellent tool that enables your computer to communicate with the instruments in your lab. LabView can also further process and display the data from these instruments. This course is taught in an abbreviated session (May 26 – June 4), 9AM – Noon daily. Students will be required to have a copy of LabView software on their laptops before the beginning of the course. This software is available free through a UNC software license. More information about this software will be provided to students before the course begins. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

APPL 490 3D Printing Technology and Practice (1)

3D Printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), is used broadly from manufacturing to medical research. AM will play an increasingly large role in virtually all areas of research, industry, and commerce with new technologies and significant improvements occurring continually. The course will delve deeply into the major existing and developing technologies. We will explore the elements of design for AM, motion control and imaging technologies, materials performance and selection, and the physics of parts production. Activities will include visits to various labs where AM is an essential part of the daily workflow.  This course will incorporate extensive hands-on exercises in AM optimization and printing both during class and for homework. This course is taught in an abbreviated session (May 13 – May 28) 9AM – Noon daily. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. ***Canceled***

Second Session, 2020

APPL 411 Practical Electronics for Everyone (1)

This course will give students the basic capability to design and fabricate practical electronics circuits, including interfacing with sensors and actuators.  The course will cover basic DC and  AC circuit theory, time domain and frequency domain concepts, amplification, filtering, comparators, sensors, actuators, analog and digital conversion, and construction techniques.  Students should have been introduced to Ohm’s Law and have basic algebra skills to be successful in the course. This course is taught in an abbreviated session (June 22 – July 2, 2020) 9AM – Noon daily. Students will be required to bring a laptop to each class session. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.