ENGR 150 - Engineering Seminar (2)
Introduces students to universal engineering practices used in product design: computer aided design of components and assemblies, electro-mechanical systems design, mechatronics, software programming, engineering documentation, and project management. This course introduces students to the topics associated with Measurements, Instruments & Controls: electro-mechanical sensors, system block diagrams, software and system flowcharts, system response and measurement uncertainty. Students may take ENGR 150 in their 1st or 2nd year as long as they are full-time students enrolled in an Engineering, Science or Mathematics program. 2 Lecture Hours.
ENGR 250 - Systems Design and Analysis with lab (4)
This course focuses on the specification and design of engineering systems. This course expands on the system engineering fundamentals covered in in ENGR 150: requirements, specifications, design, verification and validation testing, documentation, the use of computer aided design software and simulation software, feedback mechanisms, costing, and system optimization. Special emphasis is place on the use of electro-mechanical sensors, graphical user interfaces, and system software development. Students will attend laboratory sessions that incorporate building and analyzing simple control systems as assigned, and will culminate with student generated solutions to control system problems. Prerequisite: ENGR 150. 3 Lecture Hours and 3 Project Hours.
CHEM 113, 114 — General Chemistry I, II (4, 4)
Fundamental concepts and principles common to the various branches of chemistry. This includes descriptive chemistry, which deals in a systematic way with the more important elements and the structures, properties and reactions of their compounds. A balance between experiment and theory, between quantitative and qualitative aspects of the course material, and between rigor and simplification is sought. Laboratory work emphasizes learning basic techniques, learning to manipulate and interpret numerical data, and learning the relationship between experimental measurement and chemical theory through guided, independent work by the student. Primarily for students majoring in the natural sciences. Prerequisite: High school chemistry. 4 lecture-recitation and 3 laboratory hours for two semesters.
CHEM 241, 242 — Organic Chemistry I, II (4, 4)
A study of elemental carbon and the properties, structures, reactions, and syntheses of carbon compounds. Nomenclature, structure determination by spectrometric methods, reaction mechanisms, and the relationship between structure and reactivity are among the topics covered along with the application of principles to the descriptive aspects of the subject. Laboratory work involves the synthesis of organic compounds, physical property measurements, separation and purification techniques, and the use of spectroscopic methods for compound identification. Prerequisite: CHEM 114. 3 lecture and 3 laboratory hours for two semesters.
CHEM 243 — Analytical Chemistry (5)
An application of the principles of equilibrium, electrochemistry and spectrophotometry to quantitative chemical analysis. The laboratory utilizes gravimetric, volumetric, potentiometric, and spectrophotometric methods of analysis with an emphasis on the technique required to produce accurate and precise results. Prerequisite: CHEM 114. 3 lecture and 4 laboratory hours.
CHEM 244 — Instrumental Analysis (5)
The theory and practice of quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis using instrumental techniques. Topics include the theory of operation, data interpretation, and practical applications of important spectroscopic, chromatographic and electrochemical methods. Prerequisites: CHEM 243 and approval of the Department Chairperson is required. 3 lecture and 4 laboratory hours.
CHEM 357, 358 — Physical Chemistry I, II (10)
A study of the macroscopic properties and principles of matter and energy that will be developed with appropriate rigor. Selected topics include the four laws of thermodynamics, phase and reaction equilibria, chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, and statistical thermodynamics. Laboratories will closely correlate with topics discussed in lecture and will emphasize the completion of properly formatted and scientifically written laboratory reports. Prerequisites: CHEM 114, PHYS 112; concurrent: MATH 237. 3 lecture and 4 laboratory hours for 2 semesters.
CS 111 - Programming for Science and Engineering I (3)
This course is an introduction to the practice of problem solving using spreadsheets and MATLAB with an emphasis on the types of problems encountered in science and engineering. Topics include problem solving, control structures, simple data structures, basic numerical algorithms, and data visualization and analysis with emphasis on using the extensive MATLAB libraries for solving these types of problems. 2 lecture and 2 laboratory hours required to be taken in the same semester.
CS 112 — Introduction to Programming (3)
This course is the first course in computer programming with an emphasis on problem solving and program design. Topics include algorithm design, testing, input and output, expressions, control structures, functions, list and dictionaries, reading and writing files.
CS 120 — Object-Oriented Software Development (4)
This course is an introduction to object-oriented design and implementation with an emphasis on the tools, processes, and disciplines used in large-scale software development projects. Topics include class design, code refactoring, inheritance and interfaces, exception handling, and version control systems. Prerequisites: CS 112. 3 lecture and 2 laboratory hours required to be taken in the same semester.
CS 232 — Data Structures (4)
This course is an introduction to how data is stored in the computer. It introduces and examines the implementation of a variety of data structures including lists, stacks, queues, and trees. Additionally, this class covers fundamental algorithm analysis and design that is critical to application development in science and business. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: CS 120 or consent of the instructor. 3 lecture and 2 laboratory hours where laboratory hours are not required for minor.
MATH 127 — Logic and Axiomatics (3)
Topics include logic; inductive and deductive reasoning; direct and indirect proofs; proof by counter-example: set theory: axiom systems; consistency and independence of axiom systems; axiom system design. Prerequisite: CORE 098 Mathematical skills. Offered fall semesters.
MATH 129 — Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4)
The first calculus course in a three-course sequence. Intended primarily for chemistry, computer science, or mathematics majors. Topics include equations; inequalities; analytic geometry; trigonometric functions; an introduction to exponential and logarithmic functions; limits; continuity; derivatives; differentials; maxima and minima problems; graphing techniques; the defi nite integral. Prerequisite: CORE 098 — Mathematical skills. Offered fall semesters.
MATH 130 — Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4)
Topics include exponential and logarithmic functions; applications of the definite integral; techniques of integration; improper integrals; indeterminate forms; sequences; series. Prerequisite: MATH 129 or the approval of the department chairperson. Offered spring semesters.
MATH 231 — Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (4)
Topics include polar coordinates; parametric equations; conics; solid analytic geometry; vectors; partial differentiation; multiple integration; vector fi elds; line integrals; and Green's Theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 130 or the approval of the department chairperson. Offered fall semesters.
MATH 235 — Discrete Mathematics (3)
A survey of some of the fundamental ideas of discrete mathematics. Topics include set theory, relations on sets (especially equivalence relations, partial orders, and functions), number theory, induction and recursion, combinatorics, and graph theory. Prerequisite: MATH 127 and MATH 130 or approval of the Department Chairperson. Offered fall semesters.
MATH 237 — Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences (3)
An introduction to a broad spectrum of mathematical techniques essential to the solution of advanced problems in the physical sciences. Topics include matrices, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, an overview of complex variables, Fourier series, and special functions. Examples and applications from the physical sciences and engineering will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: MATH 130 or approval of the mathematics department chairperson.
MATH 238 — Differential Equations (3)
A first course in differential equations and their applications. Topics include solving first order linear differential equations, separable and exact equations, second order differential equations, initial value problems, annihilators, series solutions to differential equations, Legendre polynomials, Bessel functions, Laplace transforms, and an introduction to partial differential equations. Physical examples and numerical techniques will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: MATH 130 or approval of the mathematics department chairperson. .
MATH 250 — Linear Algebra (4)
Topics include vector spaces; linear transformations; matrices; systems of linear equations; determinants; eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Computers are used both computationally and graphically. Prerequisite: MATH 231 or MATH 235 or approval of math department chairperson.
MATH 361 — Probability and Statistics I (3)
Topics include set functions, counting methods, events, independence, conditional probability, Bayes rule, univariate probability distributions; including binomial, negative binomial, geometric, hypergeometric, Poisson, uniform, exponential, gamma, and normal; point estimators, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, central limit theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 231 or approval of the math department chairperson.
PHYS 113 —Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (4)
The first semester of a two-semester sequence focusing on mechanics. The course provides a calculus-based introduction to the laws of motion of Galileo and Newton, the fundamentals of energy conservation, oscillatory motion, gravitation and orbital motion. 3 lecture hours and 1 problem hour. Co-requisite: MATH 129 or permission of the instructor; Co-requisite: PHYS 113L, 3 laboratory hours. Students who withdraw from PHYS 113 will automatically be removed from PHYS 113L unless permission to remain in the lab is granted by the program director.
PHYS 114 — Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (4)
The second semester of a two-semester sequence focusing on waves, light and electromagnetism. The course provides a calculus-based introduction to the properties of waves, geometric and wave optics, electric fields, basic electric circuits, and magnetism. 3 lecture hours and1 problem hour. Prerequisite: PHYS 113; Co-requisite: MATH 130, or permission of the instructor; Co-requisite: PHYS 114L, 3 laboratory hours. Students who withdraw from PHYS 114 will automatically be removed from PHYS 114L unless permission to remain in the lab is granted by the program director.
PHYS 231 — Modern Physics (4)
An introduction to modern physics. Topics include special relativity, quantum physics, waves and particles, and atomic and nuclear physics. Prerequisites: MATH 130 and PHYS 112 or permission of the instructor. 3 lecture-recitation hours and 3 laboratory hours.
PHYS 233 — Electronics I (4)
Introduction to basic electronic circuits and devices, with a major emphasis on solid state circuitry. Topics include AC-DC circuits and electrical measuring devices, power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, operational amplifiers and switching and timing devices. 3 lecture-recitation hours. Prerequisite: PHYS 114 and MATH 130 or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: PHYS 233L, 3 laboratory hours. Students who withdraw from PHYS 233 will automatically be removed from PHYS 233L unless permission to remain in the lab is granted by the program director.
PHYS 241 — Statics (3)
A study of the basic principles of mechanics applicable to rigid bodies in equilibrium, the kinematics and kinetics of particle motion and an application of these principles to the solution of a variety of practical and more complicated problems. 3 lecture-recitation hours. Prerequisite: MATH 130 and PHYS 113 or permission of the instructor.
PHYS 242 — Mechanics of Solids (3)
An introduction to the concepts of stress and strain, material properties, deflections of bars under axial, torsional and bending loads, statically indeterminate problems, and stress transformations. 3 lecture-recitation hours. Prerequisite: MATH 130 and PHYS 241 or permission of the instructor.
PHYS 330 — Classical Mechanics (3)
A study of the principles of Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamiltonian mechanics of particles with applications to vibrations, rotations, orbital motion, and collisions. 3 lecture-recitation hours. Prerequisite: PHYS 114, MATH 231 and a C or higher in all required MATH courses or permission of the instructor. Co-requisite: MATH 238 or permission of the instructor.
PHYS 350 — Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (3)
Classical thermodynamics, zeroth, first, second and third law of thermodynamics and their applications (law of mass action, heat engines, refrigerators, heat pumps, etc.), kinetic gas theory, and introduction to statistical mechanics. 3 lecture-recitation hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 114, MATH 231 and a C or higher in all required MATH courses or permission of instructor.
PHYS 371 — Electricity and Magnetism I (3)
A study of electrostatics, electrical and magnetic properties of matter, Maxwell’s equations, boundary-value problems, wave propagation and the steady-state magnetic field. 3 lecture-recitation hours. Prerequisite: PHYS 114, MATH 231 and a C or higher in all required MATH courses or permission of the instructor
PHYS 440 — Quantum Mechanics (3)
A study of black body radiation, wave and particle phenomena, dynamical operators, the Schrodinger equation and its applications, the Heisenberg formulation, the hydrogen atom, perturbation theory and its applications. 3 lecture-recitation hours. Prerequisites: PHYS 330, MATH 237 and a C or higher in all required MATH courses or permission of the instructor.
PHYS 490 — Senior Seminar (3)
An overview of physics careers, societal issues related to the field of physics and an introduction to contemporary research fields in physics. A major course component is the reading and synthesis of current research in physics literature. The student must prepare a research paper, an oral seminar and a poster presentation to be presented to the department faculty and students.
ENST 201 — Environmental Science I (4)
This is the ﬁrst in a series of two introductory environmental courses that introduces students to the concepts and principles of environmental science. Through a combination of ﬁeld and laboratory experiences, students will be introduced to methods for assessing and monitoring the environmental health of ecosystems. Topics for discussion include weather and climate, biodiversity, ecosystem management, energy transfer and balance, population growth, bioremediation, and environmental toxicology. 3 lecture and 3 laboratory hours; lecture portion cross-listed as Core 270E.
ENST 202 — Environmental Science II (4)
This is the second in the series of introductory environmental courses with a focus on natural resource use. Topics will include energy, global warming, water resources, toxic wastes, ozone depletion, and renewable and non-renewable resources. 3 lecture and 3 laboratory hours; lecture portion cross-listed as Core 274.
ENST 401F — Water Quality Analysis (3)
A lab course that introduces students to the biological and chemical analysis of fresh water.