Basic Sciences

MATH 165. General Mathematics — (3 units)
Prerequisite: None.
A course designed for students in need of general mathematics skills. Topics include algebra, geometry and trigonometry, metric conversions and numerical computations as related to the various measurements needed within the manufacturing/shop environment.

BSCI 100A. Algebra I — (3 units)
Prerequisite: High school algebra or MATH 165 General Mathematics.
This course is for those who have some general mathematics skills and want to move on to algebra. Topics include real number systems, linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, system of linear equations, exponents and polynomials, and factoring.

BSCI 100B. Algebra II — (3 units)
Prerequisite: BSCI 100A Algebra I or equivalent.
This course is a continuation of BSCI 100A and for those who want to further study algebra. Topics include system of linear equations, exponents and polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, roots and radicals, and quadratic equations. The first part of this course overlaps with BCSI 100A so students who have some algebra can take this course directly.

BSCI 100C. Pre-Calculus — (3 units)
Prerequisite: BSCI 100B Algebra II or equivalent.
Topics include the fundamentals of trigonometry and the trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations, application to vectors, and sequences and probability.

BSCI 101. Calculus I — (3 units)
Prerequisite: BSCI 100C Pre-Calculus or equivalent.
The course will cover analytical geometry and elementary calculus, functions of one variable, differentiation, and integration. Course includes college-level algebra and elements of trigonometry.

BSCI 102. Calculus II — (3 units)
Prerequisite: BSCI 101 Calculus I.
Covers exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, integration techniques, sequences, infinite series, power series, conic sections.

BSCI 103. Calculus III — (3 units)
Prerequisite: BSCI 102 Calculus II.
Course will cover plane curves, parametric equations, polar coordinates, vectors, solid analytic geometry, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, and multiple integration.

BSCI 104. Ordinary Differential Equations — (3 units)
Prerequisite: BSCI 103 Calculus III
This course covers the essentials of Ordinary Differential Equations. The main reason for solving many differential equations is to try to learn something about an underlying physical process that the equation is believed to model. Examples include exponential decay and growth models, spring-mass systems, and electrical circuits.

BSCI 105. Probability and Statistics — (3 units)
Prerequisite: BSCI 101 Calculus I or equivalent.
Covers concepts useful to understanding the nature of probability, its applications to descriptive and inferential statistics, and elementary statistical procedures. Includes conditional probabilities, discrete and continuous probability distributions; expected values; calculations for the number of permutations and combinations; binomial, normal, and Poisson distributions; elementary sampling theory; measures of central tendency and variability; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing, and statistical decision theory and errors.

BSCI 113. Discrete Mathematics — (3 units)
Prerequisite: BSCI 100B Algebra II or equivalent.
Elements of discrete mathematics that have applications to Computer Science; methods of proof including mathematical induction. Topics include logic, sets, relations, graphs, trees, Combinatorial and Boolean algebra.

BSCI 206. Physics I (Mechanics) — (4 units: 3 guided instruction/1 lab)
Prerequisite: BSCI 102 Calculus II.
BSCI 206 Physics I (Mechanics) covers fundamentals of Newtonian Mechanics and the physics of fluids, oscillations (including mechanical waves and sound), and addresses topics of heat and thermodynamics.

BSCI 207. Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism) — (4 units: 3 guided instruction/1 lab)
Prerequisites: BSCI 103 Calculus III, BSCI 206 Physics I.
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism and Optics. Covers basic concepts regarding the physical behavior of electrically charged bodies, magnetic and electric fields; reflection and refraction of light; interference and optical instruments.

BSCI 208. Chemistry I — (4 units: 3 guided instruction/1 lab)
Prerequisites: High school chemistry, BSCI 100B Algebra II.
This course is a 4 unit general engineering course that is a requirement for all engineering degrees. Chemical principles such as reactivity, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic theory including bonding and kinetic theory, and gas laws will be covered.

Thinkwell is an electronic learning tool that presents the basic concepts appropriate for a college-level introductory course in chemistry. Chemical principles are presented using Notes (text) with Animations, Exercises (quizzes) and Video Lessons for each chapter. The laboratory component of the course is comprised of a variety of simulated lab experiments that are found within Thinkwell Animations and Video Lessons.

BSCI 209. Chemistry II — (3 units)
Prerequisite: BSCI 208 Chemistry I.
This course is a 3 unit general engineering course that is a requirement for all engineering degrees. Chemical principles such as kinetics, chemical equilibrium and thermodymanics, acids and bases, electrochemistry, main group and transition metal chemistry, nuclear chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry will be covered.

Thinkwell is an electronic learning tool that presents the basic concepts appropriate for a college-level introductory course in chemistry. Chemical principles are presented using Notes (text) with Animations, Exercises (quizzes) and Video Lessons for each chapter. The laboratory component of the course is comprised of a variety of simulated lab experiments that are found within Thinkwell Animations and Video Lessons.

BSCI 210. Physics III (Modern Physics) — (3 units)
BSCI 104 Ordinary Differential Equations, BSCI 207 Physics II.
In this course we will cover the essentials of Modern Physics. Where Classical Physics (BCSI 206, 207) covered the essential physical principles of physics as it has been understood for the past few hundred years, Modern Physics takes a look at some of the ways in which our understanding of physics has been modified in the past hundred years. Einstein’s theory of relativity, quantum physics, nuclear physics, the particle behavior of light, and other such topics will be covered.