Applying Physics to Communications Technology


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Which of the following types of technology is explained by physics?

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1. Which of the following is a translucent cable through which we can send pulses of light to communicate and transfer data?

2. In what respect are computers only possible because of physics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions contained in this quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of physics in communication technology. Different types of communication technology and how they work are covered in this assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment, your knowledge of the following will be tested:

  • Types of technology explained by physics
  • The name for the translucent cable that can communicate data
  • How physics contributes to the development of computers
  • Initial technology that facilitated global communication
  • Significance of a pulse of light when signaling through a fiber optic cable

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of communication technology that can be explained by physics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding fiber optics and what they transmit and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an early form of communication technology that connected people across the globe

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the related lesson titled Applying Physics to Communications Technology. This lesson covers the following:

  • Origins of modern communications technology
  • Importance of the electromagnetic spectrum
  • How radio waves are used by satellites
  • Nature of digital signals
  • How the internet is made possible