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Mastering the language of physics and electronics.

The fields of Physics and Electronics have very specialized vocabularies. Certain words such as "power" and "energy" have specific and very distinct meanings. Increasingly, these specific terms are making their way into contracts, negotiations, and discussions of military, financial, political, and even diplomatic issues. Without a firm command of this language, a person can easily use these terms incorrectly, or ( worse yet ) unknowingly miss important nuances. When such errors creep into official documents, their effects can be far-reaching and costly. For people in responsible positions, it has become essential to master this new vocabulary.

OBJECTIVE
This course de-mystifies the vocabularies of physics and electronics, concentrating on the terms that are being most widely employed today. Participants will master the proper usage of these terms, along with a practical understanding of the concepts behind them.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is designed for intelligent people who have no particular background in science or technology. Explaining technical concepts in an effective, easy-to understand manner, this also serves as a good refresher course for others. Civilian and military executives, attorneys, and negotiators will find this course useful, informative and enlightening. It can save your organization many times its cost.

OUTLINE


Introduction
Demonstration: fundamentals of wireless transmission and reception.
Basic Physical Concepts, including:
Energy vs. power
Speed vs. Velocity
mass vs. weight
temperature vs. heat
height vs. altitude
conduction vs. convection
Electronic concepts, including:
Voltage vs. current
frequency vs. wavelength
capacity vs. capacitance
Frequency range vs. bandwidth
Moore's Law.
Geometric concepts, including:
perimeter vs. circumference
area vs. volume
radius vs. radians
the "180 degree turn" and the "360 degree turn."
Math review, including:
increasing "geometrically" vs. increasing "exponentially"
the"Nth degree"
average vs. median.
Probability vs.Conditional Probability
Average value vs. Expected Value
Telecommunications, including:
high frequency vs. very high frequency
Amplitude Modulation vs.Frequency Modulation
encoding vs. encrypting
Shannon's Law: How we measure information.

Notes: This course begins with a simple demonstration of the: fundamentals of wireless transmission and reception, using a simple radio transmitter that anyone can build with materials readily found at home. It goes on to cover important differences in the definitions of force, work, energy, and power, Speed, Velocity, mass, weight, temperature vs. heat. height vs. altitude. conduction vs. convection, : Voltage vs. current, frequency vs. wavelength, capacity vs. capacitance, Frequency range vs. bandwidth, Moore's Law. , perimeter vs. circumference , area vs. volume , radius vs. radians , the "180 degree turn" and the "360 degree turn." , increasing "geometrically" vs. increasing "exponentially", the"Nth degree" , average vs. median, Probability vs.Conditional Probability, Average value vs. Expected Value, high frequency,. very high frequency, ultra high frequency, Amplitude Modulation vs.Frequency Modulation , encoding vs. encrypting, How we measure information.