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.Students will receive credit for only one of CHEM 1120 or 1121.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 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

Program design entails building and implementing an algorithm in a programming language (such as Java) using good software development principles. Students develop problem-solving techniques while learning the basics of algorithm development, procedural abstraction, and data representation.Students will receive credit for only one of CPSC 1150 or 1155.Prerequisite(s): One of the following: MDT 85; a minimum "B" grade in 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.Students will receive credit for only one of MATH 1153/1253, 1171, 1173, 1174, or 1175.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "A" grade in 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 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.Students will receive credit for only one of MATH 1271, 1273, 1274, or 1275.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

Linear algebra is a source of many important ideas and techniques with broad applications in mathematics, science, and engineering. Students explore some of the main concepts and techniques in linear algebra as they learn about vectors, matrices, linear equations, and their applications. In addition, the course has a theoretical focus and students are expected to complete various types of proofs. The topics include systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, operations on matrices, determinants, Euclidean and abstract vector spaces, linear independence of vectors, vector subspaces, the concepts of basis and dimension, linear transformations, change of basis, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, and orthogonal diagonalization.Students will receive credit for only one of MATH 2362 or 1252.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in one of the following: MATH 1271, 1273, 1274, or 1275; or a minimum "A" grade in MATH 1171, 1173, or 1253 and concurrent registration in one of the following: MATH 1271, 1273, 1274, or 1275. 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 or 1125.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "B" grade in Physics 12, a minimum "C" grade in PHYS 1118, or a satisfactory score on the Physics Diagnostic Test; and a minimum "C-" grade in one of the following: MATH 1171, 1173 and 1183, 1175, or 1253 (MATH courses may be taken concurrently).

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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.Note: Students taking second year Physics courses are advised to take MATH 2362, 2371, 2471, and 2475.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "B" grade in PHYS 1101, or a minimum "C" grade in PHYS 1125; and a minimum "C-" grade in one of the following: MATH 1271, 1273 and 1283, or 1275 (MATH courses may be taken concurrently).

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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 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 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 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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