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Catalog and Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

RTT 1270 Principles of Mathematics and Physics

This course offers a review of physical units, measurements, principles, atomic structure, and types of radiation. There is also an introduction to the fundamentals of x-ray generating equipment, x-ray production and its interaction with matter as well as the basic comprehension of the physics pertinent to developing an awareness of radiations used in the clinical setting. At the conclusion of this course, the student will compare the characteristics and functions of a proton, neutron, and electron; describe the process of ionization; differentiate between the radiation of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum; identify the components on a schematic resistance circuit diagram; apply Ohm’s Law and power formulas to determine power consumed; list the characteristics and functions of a cathode and rotating anode; identify parts of an x-ray tube and a complete x-ray circuit; state the principles of x-ray production; and define photodisintegration.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

ANA 1120 (prior to or concurrent with course); ANA 1010, RTT 1100, RTT 1110, RTT 114C, AND RTT 1170