Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

CURRICULUM

Within the framework of the general requirements of the Associate of Science Degree, students must complete a minimum of 60 credits including:

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CHEM 1120 General Chemistry I
4

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

CHEM 1120 constitutes a first-year course in general college chemistry. CHEM 1120 covers quantum chemistry, bonding, absorption of energy by molecules, applications of structure and chemistry in society.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1118 with "C-" or Chem 12 with "A" or "B" or successful score on Chemistry Diagnostic Test. In addition, one of MATH 1152 or Principles of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12 with "C "or MDT 75. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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CPSC 1150 Program Design
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

Provides a general understanding of computing environment and stored information; teaches algorithm development and fundamentals of programming using a suitable high-level language (e.g., Java); introduces abstraction concepts; and focuses on program design and implementation using the procedural programming paradigm.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: MDT 85; a minimum "B" grade in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12; one of MATH 1171, 1173/1183, 1174; a minimum "C" grade in one of CPSC 1040 or 1045; or a minimum "B" grade in CPSC 1050.

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MATH 1171 Calculus I
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course deals primarily with differentiation. The major topics include limits (intuitive approach), development and definition of derivatives, differentiation techniques (algebraic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions), curve sketching, applications of derivatives (optimization, related rates, linear motion, differential approximations), antiderivatives, growth and decay.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: MATH 1153/1253, 1171, 1173, or 1174.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "A" grade in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12; permission of department based on the MDT process (MDT 95); or a minimum "B-" grade in MATH 1170; or a minimum "C+" grade in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12 and a minimum "C-" grade in Calculus 12. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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MATH 1271 Calculus II
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course deals primarily with integration and series. The major topics include the concept of integration, techniques of integration, applications of integration, and infinite series.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: MATH 1271, 1273, or 1274.

Prerequisite(s): One of MATH 1171, 1173, or 1253. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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MATH 2362 Linear Algebra
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introductory course on vectors, matrices, linear equations and their applications. Systems of linear equations, matrix notation, Gaussian elimination. Operations on matrices, determinants, Vectors in n-dimensional space, dot and cross products, lines and planes. Linear combinations of vectors, independence, subspaces, the concepts of basis and dimension. Orthonormal bases for subspaces, the Gram-Schmidt algorithm, orthogonal matrices. Application to the theory of least squares and the pseudo-inverse. Linear and affine transformations, change of basis, application to computer graphics. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalizable matrices, application to stochastic matrices, symmetric matrices, quadratic forms, conic sections.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: MATH 2362 or 1252.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in MATH 1271, 1273, or 1274; or a minimum "A" grade in MATH 1171, 1173, or 1253 and concurrent registration in MATH 1271, 1273 or 1274. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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MATH 2371 Calculus III
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Theory and applications related to the following topics: vector-valued functions, partial differentiation, extremal problems, double integrals, triple integrals, and additional topics concerning functions of several variables.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in MATH 1271 or 1273. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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MATH 2475 Differential Equations
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

First order equations, special techniques and applications; second order linear equations - linear independence and completeness, homogeneous and inhomogeneous equations, with applications; Laplace transform techniques; first order systems including matrix methods; phase plane and stability analysis of non-linear systems; numerical methods.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 2362 or 1252; and MATH 2371. With permission, one of MATH 2362, 1252, or 2371 may be taken concurrently.

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PHYS 1125 Physics I with Calculus
4

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

This is a calculus-based introduction to mechanics. The course examines kinematics (one and two dimensions), dynamics, statics, energy, rotation, waves, oscillations, fluids, gas, heat, thermodynamics in lectures and laboratories. Students planning to go into physical and applied sciences are encouraged to take this course and its second part, PHYS 1225.

Students will receive credit for only one of PHYS 1101 and 1125.

Prerequisite(s): Physics 12 with a "B" or higher, or PHYS 1118 with "C" or higher or satisfactory score on the Physics Diagnostic Test, and MATH 1171 or (MATH 1173/1183) preferred or MATH 1253 or 1174. MATH 1171, 1173/1183 or MATH 1253 may be taken concurrently with PHYS 1125.

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PHYS 1225 Physics II with Calculus
4

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

This is a calculus-based introduction to electricity. The course examines electrostatics, electric field, electric current, circuits, magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, oscillations, alternating current, sound, optics, interference and diffraction, modern physics.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1125 with "C" grade or higher; or PHYS 1101 with "B" grade or higher; and MATH 1271 or MATH 1273/1283 (either of which may be taken concurrently).

Note: Students taking second year Physics courses are advised to take MATH 2362, 2371, 2471 and 2475.

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PHYS 2309 Intermediate Experimental Physics 1
2

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

The student will perform experiments in thermal physics and mechanics. Lectures will introduce the theory of error propagation, data analysis, and parameter determination for various theoretical models through the use of weighted least-squares curve-fitting. Computer software for data analysis and weighted least-squares curve-fitting will be introduced. The student will analyze data from the experiments using the methods and software introduced in lectures.

Students will receive credit for only one of PHYS 2309, 2327, and 2328.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1125 and 1225.

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PHYS 2409 Intermediate Experimental Physics II
2

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

This course is a continuation of PHYS 2309. Lectures will introduce theory of alternating current circuits, digital electronics and modern physics. Students will perform laboratory experiments in these areas. Students will use computer software for data analysis and curve-fitting, as introduced in PHYS 2309. Students will select and perform one extended experimental project, and report on it in a formal lab report and a presentation.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2309

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PHYS 2323 Newtonian Mechanics
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Classical particle physics, Newton's laws of motion, conservation law, energy, momentum, angular momentum, potential energy, gravitation, planetary motion, non-inertial frames, motion in rotating frames, rigid body motion.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1215 or 1225 and one of: MATH 1271, 1273, 1274, or 2371 (may be taken concurrently); or permission of department.

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PHYS 2424 Relativity and Quanta
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Special relativity, origins of quantum theory, introductory quantum mechanics, atoms and molecules, solid state, nuclear and particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1225; and MATH 1271 or 1273; or permission of the department.

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