Basic Sciences / Mathematics Courses Description

CHEM 207 Environmental Chemistry (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab): Chemistry of ozone layer in the atmosphere; particulate matter and control of air pollution; global warming; waste management, treatment and disposal; mass-energy transfer; risk, dose response and human exposure assessment; hazard identification; risk characterization; water resources and pollutants; BOD and waste water.

CHEM 246 Physical Chemistry I (3Crs.:3Lec): The course covers laws of thermodynamics, entropy and free energy changes in chemical reactions, thermodynamic of solutions. Phase equilibria and phase diagrams. Chemical kinetics including rate of chemical reactions, mechanisms of elementary and complex reactions, chain reactions and explosion, fast reactions, catalysis and their applications. Pre-req.: CHEM 241.

CHEM 281 Principles of Chemistry I (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab): Introduction to the basic concepts and principles of chemistry including: Atoms, molecules, mole concept, chemical reactions and calculations, stoichiometry. Periodic table and properties of the elements, nomenclature. Theories of atomic structure, atomic spectra. Theories of chemical bonding. Covalent bonding and molecular structure: molecular geometry, VSEPR theory, valence bond theory, hybrid orbital and molecular orbital theory.

CHEM 282 Principles of Chemistry II (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab):Topics discussed are the three physical states of matter (gases, liquids and solids). Properties of solutions. Chemical equilibrium. Ionic equilibria. Rates of chemical reactions. Introduction to the basic chemical thermodynamics and thermo-chemistry. Pre-req.:CHEM281.

CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab): Introduction to organic chemistry. A new mechanistic approach to the study of the chemical reactions and a survey of hydrocarbons, alcohols and ethers. Detailed study of aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, and amines. The course also introduces students to spectroscopic identification of organic compounds. Applied experiments related to the above topics. Pre-req.: CHEM281.

CHEM 345 – Inorganic Chemistry I (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab): Brönsted and Lewis acid and base. Chemistry of main group elements. Basic concepts of coordination compounds: nomenclature, bonding, structure, stability, magnetic properties, stereochemistry. Crystal and ligand field theories. Pre-req.: CHEM 241.

CHEM 358 Surface And Colloid Chemistry (3Crs.:3Lec): Basic terms in surface and colloid chemistry, the kinetic properties of disperse systems, interfacial phenomena, the optical and electrical properties of colloids, the preparation and stability of colloids, properties of gels, emulsion, foams and aerosol. Pre-req.: CHEM345+ CHEM246

CHEM 405 Solid State Chemistry (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab): Bonding in solids; crystal structures; x-ray diffraction; electron models; band theory; crystal defects; electrical, thermal, optical and magnetic properties of solid state materials from a chemical perspective; fabrication techniques and modern applications.

MATH 281 Linear Algebra(3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab): Partial fractions; binomial theorem; roots of polynomial equations; convergence of series; Matrices: Determinants, rank, eigen values, eigenvectors, block decomposition, axes transformation solution of linear system of equations; introduction to complex analysis; conic sections; engineering applications.

MATH 282 Calculus (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab): Hyperbolic functions; implicit and logarithmic differentiation; derivatives of higher order functions; Leibniz theorem; mean value theorem; partial differentiation and applications; Taylor expansion; methods of integration; improper integrals; multiple Integrals; engineering applications.

MATH 283 Differential Equations (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab): First- and second-order differential equations with constant and variable coefficients; simultaneous system of differential equations; series solution; Introduction to partial differential equations; Fourier series; Laplace transforms; shifting theorems; convolution theorem; engineering applications. Pre-req.: MATH 281, MATH 282.

MATH 284Numerical Analysis (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab): Curve fitting; function approximation; iterative method for finding roots; solution of systems of linear equations; numerical differentiation and integrations; numerical solution for ordinary differential equations (first order, simultaneous system, second order); special functions; numerical analysis software; engineering applications. Pre-req.: MATH 283.

MATH 381 Probability And Statistics (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab): Probability space, conditional probability and independence, and probability theorems; Random variables, and density functions, joint probability; expectation, variance and covariance, moments and moment generating functions: Discrete and continuous distributions; statistical measures: mean, mode, variance, standard deviation; statistical distribution: t- distribution, chi- distribution; sampling theory; Theory of estimation, confidence intervals; probability and statistical software. Pre-req.: MATH 282.

PHYS 281 Electricity and Magnetism (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab): Electrostatics: Coulomb’s Law, electric dipole, electric field of a continuous charge distribution, Gauss law, electric potential from point and distributed charges, relation between electric field and electric potential, capacitors and dielectrics, series and parallel connections of capacitors, energy stored in capacitors; Electric current: model for electrical conduction and material resistivity, Kirchhoff’s laws; Magnetism: magnetic forces, magnetic dipole, magnetic flux and Gauss law in magnetism, sources of magnetic fields, Ampere’s Law, Biot and Savart law, magnetism of matter; Geometric optics: Images formed by reflection, refraction from spherical surfaces, thin lenses, lens aberrations and defects of images.

PHYS 282 Material Properties and Heat (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab): Properties of materials: units, dimensions, experimental errors, circular motion of rigid bodies, moment of inertia, compound pendulum, elasticity of materials, Hook’s law, relations between stresses and strains, elastic energy, torsion, gravitation and gravity, satellite motion, pressure measurements, flow of ideal fluids, streamlines and equation of continuity, Bernoulli’s equation and its applications, viscosity of fluids, flow in capillary tubes; Heat: heat and temperature, temperature measurements, specific heat and latent heat, heat transfer by conduction, heat convection, heat transfer by radiation and black body radiation.