PHYS 2600 Computer Architecture and Interfacing
A first course in the levels of architecture of a modern computer, from digital logic, through circuits and register level components, to programming. Topics include data representation, memory organization, input/output control, interfacing, and communication.
Three lectures per week. One laboratory per week.
Cross listed with CMPSC 2600.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2200 Electronic Measurements or CMPSC 1100 Python Programming I or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered alternate spring semesters.)
See PHYS 2600 Computer Architecture and Interfacing.
An integrated treatment of analog and digital circuits and measurements using the techniques of solid state electronics and integrated circuits. Emphasis is placed on laboratory techniques.
Three lectures per week.
One laboratory per week.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1700 Principles of Physics II or PHYS 2100 General Physics II, and MATH 1600 Calculus I or permission of instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)
An introduction to computational problem-solving using Python. Hands-on labs are used to motivate basic programming concepts, including basic data types and structures, functions, conditionals, and loops. Additional topics may include building and scraping HTML webpages. The course is recommended for all who wish to explore data science and/or computer science.
Prerequisite(s): Math ACT score of at least 21 or permission of instructor.