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Guest Speaker: David Craven, Physicist, Lam Research
Physics in Engineering
An engineer is someone who applies mathematics, scientific knowledge, ingenuity, and physics to develop solutions for technical and practical problems. However, saying someone is an engineer is an extremely vague statement due to the variety of engineers we have amongst us. Some of the major types of engineers include: mechanical engineers, chemical engineers, electrical engineers, and computer engineers. Although each different branch of engineering has different functions, they all require in- depth knowledge of physics. Physics plays a key role in most, if not all engineering fields.
- A mechanical engineer integrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science required to develop computer systems.
- A chemical engineer deals with the application of physical science , and life scienceswith mathematics and economics, to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms.
- An electrical engineer deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism