EGR 153: Foundations of Engineering: Electricity and Photonics

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. For questions about the course schedule, please see the Registrar's website.

Sample Reading List

"Physics for Scientists and Engineers" by Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett, 

See instructor for complete list

Instructors

James Sturm

Reading/Writing Assignments

Weekly problem sets and lab reports. Weekly reading 20 pages.

Requirements/Grading

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

Other Requirements

Student must have successfully completed EGR 151/152. 

Prerequisites and Restrictions

EGR 151 and/or EGR 152, or permission by instructor. 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.

Other Information

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