Applied Physics (RAD 110)

Course Memo

A study of atomic theory, principles associated with matter, energy, basic electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism are included in RAD 110. Students will develop basic electrical circuits and calculate the relationship between potential difference, current, and resistance. A study of various radiographic apparatus will be included. Emphasis will be placed on the construction and principles of generators, transformers, rectifiers, and controlling components. The basic schematic x-ray circuit will be studied in detail. Emphasis will be placed on the construction of x-ray tubes, tube rating, and measures used to extend x-ray tube life.