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## Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry

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## FOR 353 Air Photo Interpretation and Photogrammetry 3. Prerequisite: MA 114 or MA 121or MA 131 or MA 141.

Theory, principles, and techniques of utilizing air photos for inventory and management of renewable resources, photogrammetric and engineering applications, hydrologic and terrain analysis, and land use/cover mapping. Introduction to remote sensing and use of color infrared, thermal, Skylab, and Lands at imagery in resource mapping.

## ISE 311 Engineering Economic Analysis 3. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MA 141.

Engineering and managerial decision making. The theory of interest and its uses. Equivalent annual costs, present worth, internal rates of return, and benefit/cost ratios. Accounting depreciation and its tax effects. Economic lot size and similar cost minimization models. Sensitivity analysis. Cost dichotomies: fixed vs. variable, and incremental vs. sunk, use of accounting data. Replacement theory and economic life. Engineering examples.

## CSC 116 Introduction to Computing - Java 3. Corequisite: (E115 or PAMS 100) and (MA 121 or MA 131 or MA 141).

An introductory course in computing in Java. Emphasis on algorithm development and problem solving. Careful and methodical development of Java applications and applets from specifications; documentation and style; appropriate use of control structures; classes and methods; data types and data abstraction; object-oriented programming and design; graphical user interface design.

## CSC 112 Introduction to Computing-FORTRAN 3. Corequisite: (E115 or PAMS 100) and (MA 121 or MA 131 or MA 141).

Problem solving through writing FORTRAN programs. Particular elements include: careful development of FORTRAN programs from specifications; documentation and style; appropriate use of control structures, data types and subprograms; abstractions and verification; engineering applications.

## TT 504 Introduction to Nonwovens Processes and Products 3. Prerequisite: MA 141; PY 205, Corequisite: TT503.

Fiber web/nonwoven fabrics produced directly from fibers or their precursors. Physical and chemical nature of local bonding and fiber entanglement. Viable process for producing these fabrics. Economic justification for process and production. Product/process interaction. Plant visits whenever possible.

## NW 504 Introduction to Nonwovens Processes and Products 3. Prerequisite: MA 141; PY 205, Corequisite: TT503.

Fiber web/nonwoven fabrics produced directly from fibers or their precursors. Physical and chemical nature of local bonding and fiber entanglement. Viable process for producing these fabrics. Economic justification for process and production. Product/process interaction. Plant visits whenever possible.

## TMS 211 Introduction to Fiber Science 3. Prerequisite: MT 105 or TT 105 or PCC 101; Corequisite: MA 131 or MA 141.

Properties of fibers related to type and chemical structure. Fiber classification and identification. Reaction to moisture, stress-strain properties, and methods of measuring physical properties. Relationship between polymer structure, fiber properties and utilization.

## FTM 480 Operations Management Decisions for Textiles 3. Prerequisite: TT/FTM 380 and ACC 210 and [(MA 131 and MA 132) or MA 141] and (ST 311 or ST 361 or BUS 350 or ST 370).

Quantitative techniques for decision making and management in the textile complex. Applications include vendor selection, plant location, retail inventory management, forcasting demand, project management, and logistics planning. Techniques covered include simulation, PERT/CPM, mathematical modeling.

## TT 480 Operations Management Decisions for Textiles 3. Prerequisite: FTM 380, ACC 210, ST 361, (MA 131 and 132 or MA 141).

Quantitative techniques for decision making and management in the textile complex. Applications include vendor selection, plant location, retail inventory management, forcasting demand, project management, and logistics planning. Techniques covered include simulation, PERT/CPM, mathematical modeling.

## MA 141 Calculus I 4. Prerequisite: MA 111 or MA 108 with grade of C- or better, or 550 or better on the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2 or the NCSU Math Skills Test, or 2 or better on an AP Calculus exam. Credit is not allowed for both MA 141 and MA 121 or MA 131..

First of three semesters in a calculus sequence for science and engineering majors. Functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, rules of differentiation, definite integrals, fundamental theorem of calculus, applications of derivatives and integrals. Use of computation tools. Credit is not allowed for more than one of MA 141, 131, 121.

## MA 131 Calculus for Life and Management Sciences A 3. Prerequisite: C- or better in MA 107 or MA 111, or 520 or better on the SAT Subject Test in Mathematcs Level 2 or the NCSU Math Skills Test, or 2 or better on an AP Calculus exam. Credit is not allowed for both MA 131 and MA 121 or MA 141..

First order finite difference models; derivatives - limits, power rule, graphing, and optimization; exponential and logarithmic functions - growth and decay models; integrals - computation, area, total change; applications in life, management, and social sciences. Credit not allowed for more than one of MA 121, 131, and 141.

## MA 121 Elements of Calculus 3. Prerequisite: MA 107 or 111 with a C- or better, or 480 on the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2 or the NCSU Math Skills Test, or 2 or better on an AP Calculus exam. Credit is not allowed for both MA 121 and MA 131 or MA 141..

For students who require only a single semester of calculus. Emphasis on concepts and applications of calculus, along with basic skills. Algebra review, functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, integrals, logarithmic and exponential functions, functions of several variables, applications in management, applications in biological and social sciences. Credit is not allowed in more than one of MA 121, 131, 141. MA 121 may not be substituted for MA 131 or MA 141 as a curricular requirement.

## MA 241 Calculus II 4. Prerequisite: MA 141 with grade of C- or better or AP Calculus credit. Credit is not allowed for both MA 241 and MA 231..

Second of three semesters in a calculus sequence for science and engineering majors. Techniques and applications of integration, elementary differential equations, sequences, series, power series, and Taylor's Theorem. Use of computational tools.

## MA 205 Elements of Matrix Computations 3. Prerequisite: C- in MA 121, 131, or 141.

Complex numbers and Euler's formula. Vectors in 2-D and 3-D, lines, planes, vector products and determinants. Vectors in n-D, matrices and matrix products. Algebraic systems, row operations, inverse matrices and LU factors. Least squares, undetermined systems and null and column spaces. Applications to linear systems of differential equations and/or to visualization and image filters. Emphasis is on by-hand computations, but it is to include applications and computing tools. Students cannot receive credit for more than one of MA 205, MA 305, or MA 405.

## MA 116 Introduction to Scientific Programming (Math) 3. Prerequisite: MA 141, and either COS 100 or E 115; Corequisite: MA 241.

Computer-based mathematical problem solving and simulation techniques using MATLAB. Emphasizes scientific programming constructs that utilize good practices in code development, including documentation and style. Covers user-defined functions, data abstractions, data visualization and appropriate use of pre-defined functions. Applications are from science and engineering. Prerequisites: MA 141 and either PMS 100 or E115. Corequisite: MA 241.

## MEA 315 Mathematics Methods in Atmospheric Sciences 4. Prerequisite: MA 116, MA 141, MA 241; Corequisite: MA 242.

For sophomore meteorology and marine science students. A complement to MA 242 designed to prepare students for quantitative atmospheric applications. Topics include an introduction to vectors and vector calculus, atmospheric waves, phase and group velocity, perturbation analysis, fourier decomposition, matrix operations, chaos and predictability. For MY, MMY, and MRM majors only.

## MA 315 Mathematics Methods in Atmospheric Sciences 4. Prerequisite: MA 116, MA 141, MA 241; Corequisite: MA 242.

For sophomore meteorology and marine science students. A complement to MA 242 designed to prepare students for quantitative atmospheric applications. Topics include an introduction to vectors and vector calculus, atmospheric waves, phase and group velocity, perturbation analysis, fourier decomposition, matrix operations, chaos and predictability. For MY, MMY, and MRM majors only.

## MEA 213 Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences I 2. Corequisite: MA 141.

Introduction to the atmospheric environment. Fundamental concepts and applications of atmospheric physics and dynamics and how they relate to day-to-day and seasonal weather as well as climate change.

## MEA 312 Atmospheric Thermodynamics 4. Prerequisite: MA 141, PY 205; Corequisite: MA 241, PY 208.

Introduction to atmospheric thermodynamics for meteorology majors. Topics include the equation of state for mixture of gases; first and second laws of thermodynamics; diabatic and adiabatic processes for dry and moist air; measurement and phase changes of water vapor. Atmospheric statics: static stability of moist air; CAPE and vertical acceleration. Focus will be on applying the rigorous framework of classical thermodynamics to derive and solve quantitatively the governing equations describing these processes.

## GN 423 Population, Quantitative and Evolutionary Genetics 3. Prerequisite: GN 311 and (MA 131 or MA 141).

This course is an introduction to population, quantitative and evolutionary genetics. This course will acquaint students with basic population genetics models. The course will cover genetic variation; measures of genetic variation; basic and advanced topics of selection; ecological genetics; inbreeding; genetic drift and effective population size; mutation; neutral theory and coalescence; gene flow and population structure; linkage disequilibrium and recombination; quantitative genetics; heritability;' quantitative trait loci; molecular population genetics and evolution.

## MEA 321 Fundamentals of Air Quality and Climate Change 3. Prerequisite: CH 101, CH 201, MA 141, MA 241; Corequisite: PY 205.

An intermediate-level introduction, for meteorology majors, to the physical and chemical environment of the atmosphere and to climate change. Topics include the atmosphere's chemical composition; atmospheric chemical reaction processes in gas phase, liquid phase, and on particle surfaces.

## PY 201 University Physics I 4. Corequisite: MA 141. Credit is not allowed for both PY 201 and PY 205 or PY 211..

First course of three semester sequence for students majoring in physical and mathematical sciences. Calculus used throughout. Principles of classical Newtonian mechanics covered in detail.

## PY 202 University Physics II 4. Prerequisite: PY 201, MA 141, Corequisite: MA 241. Credit is not allowed for both PY 202 and PY 208 or PY 211..

Second course of three semester sequence designed primarily for students majoring in physical and mathematical sciences. Calculus used throughout. Principles of electricity and magnetism covered in detail.

## PY 211 College Physics I 4. Prerequisite: MA 107 or 111 or 121 or 131 or 108 or 141 with a C- or better, or 480 on the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2 or the NCSU Math Skills Test, or 2 or better on an AP Calculus exam. Credit is not allowed for both PY 211 and PY 201 or PY.

## CSC 113 Introduction to Computing - MATLAB 3. Corequisite: (E 115 or COS 100) and (MA 121 or MA 131 or MA 141).

Problem solving through writing MATLAB programs. Particular elements include: careful development of MATLAB programs from specifications; documentation and style; appropriate use of control structures, data types and subprograms; abstractions and verification; engineering applications.

## MEA 485 Introduction to Hydrogeology 3. Prerequisite: (MEA 101 or MEA 202), (MA 131 or MA 141), (CH 201 or CH 203), and (PY 201, PY 205, or PY 211).

Basic science of groundwater flow in geological media. Saturated and unsaturated flow, Darcy's equation, heterogeneity and anisotrophy, flownets, storage properties of geological materials, effective stress, equations for steady and unsteady flow, recharge, groundwater exchange with surface water, groundwater flow to pumping wells, estimation of hydraulic properties of aquifers, contaminant plumes and chemical transport in groundwater.

## TE 110 Computer-Based Modeling for Engineers 3. Prerequisite: E 115, Corequisite: MA 141.

Introductory course in computer-based modeling and programming using Visual Basic for Applications. Emphasis on algorithm development and engineering problem solving. Methodical development of VBA within applications like Microsoft Excel and Access from specifications; documentation, style; control structures; classes and methods; data types and data abstraction; object-oriented programming and design; graphical user interface design. Projects: design problems from electrical, industrial, textile, and financial systems. Functional relationships will be given and programs will be designed and developed from a list of specifications.

## ISE 110 Computer-Based Modeling for Engineers 3. Prerequisite: E 115, Corequisite: MA 141.

Introductory course in computer-based modeling and programming using Visual Basic for Applications. Emphasis on algorithm development and engineering problem solving. Methodical development of VBA within applications like Microsoft Excel and Access from specifications; documentation, style; control structures; classes and methods; data types and data abstraction; object-oriented programming and design; graphical user interface design. Projects: design problems from electrical, industrial, textile, and financial systems. Functional relationships will be given and programs will be designed and developed from a list of specifications.

## BAE 200 Computer Methods in Biological Engineering 2. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MA 141 and E 115.

Students develop computer-based problem solving techniques to solve introductory problems in Biological Engineering. Emphasis is on developing solution algorithms and implementing these with spreadsheets and computer programming.

## TT 503 Materials, Polymers, and Fibers used in Nonwovens 3. Prerequisite: MA 141, PY 205, PCC 203.

Fundamentals of raw material used in nonwoven processes. Raw material production, chemical and physical properties of nonwoven raw materials and assessment of material properties. Introduction of structure/property relationships for these materials and how these relationships influence end use applications.

## NW 503 Materials, Polymers, and Fibers used in Nonwovens 3. Prerequisite: MA 141, PY 205, PCC 203.

Fundamentals of raw material used in nonwoven processes. Raw material production, chemical and physical properties of nonwoven raw materials and assessment of material properties. Introduction of structure/property relationships for these materials and how these relationships influence end use applications.

## GN 427 Introductory Bioinformatics 3. Prerequisite: GN 311 and (MA 131 or MA 141) with grades of C- or better.

This course is an introduction to bioinformatics for genetic and biological sciences. The course will provide a foundation in biological computing that includes command line interfaces, reformatting data, creating and editing graphics, automating analyses and database access, and scripting in biological programming languages used for bioinformatics such as Python, Perl, and R. Laptop required.

## ET 320 Fundamentals of Air Pollution 3. Prerequisite: (MA 121, MA 131, or MA 141) and (PY 131 or PY 201 or PY 205 or PY 211).

Air pollution sources, and the influence of natural and anthropogenic processes on the atmosphere. Roles of local, state and federal governments in air pollution control and importance of the Clean Air Act and it amendments.

## MEA 320 Fundamentals of Air Pollution 3. Prerequisite: MA 121 or MA 131 or MA 141, CH 201 or CH 203, PY 131 or PY 201 or PY 205 or PY 211.

Air pollution sources, and the influence of natural and anthropogenic processes on the atmosphere. Roles of local, state and federal governments in air pollution control and importance of the Clean Air Act and it amendments.

## EMS 480 Teaching Mathematics with Technology 3. Prerequisite: EMS 204 with a B- or better; MA 131 or 141.

Prepares prospective mathematics teachers to use technology in their classrooms to assist students in formulating and solving math problems in the middle and high school mathematics curricula.

## MA 231 Calculus for Life and Management Sciences B 3. Prerequisite: MA 131 or MA 141; Credit is not allowed for both MA 231 and MA 241..

Differential equations - population growth, flow processes, finance and investment models, systems; functions of several variables - partial derivatives, optimization, least squares, multiple integrals; Lagrange multiplier method - chain rule, gradient; Taylor polynomials and series; numerical methods. MA 121 is not an accepted prerequisite for MA 231.

## TT 305 Introduction to Nonwoven Products and Processes 3. Prerequisite: TMS 211 and (MA 131 or MA 141) and (PY 211 or PY 205); Corequisite: (ST 311 or BUS 350 or ST 361 or ST 370).

Fiber web/nonwoven fabrics produced directly from fibers or their precursors. Physical and chemical nature of local bonding and fiber entanglement. Viable processes for producing these fabrics. Economic justification for process and production. Product/process interaction. Plant visits whenever possible.

## EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3. Prerequisite: MA 121 or 131 or MA 141; EC 201 or EC 205 or ARE 201. Credit is not allowed for both EC 301 and EC 310..

Functioning of the market economy, role of prices in determining the allocation of resources, the functioning of the firm in the economy, forces governing the production and consumption of economic goods. Credit not allowed in more than one of EC 301, 310, 401.

## CSC 111 Intro to Computing: Python 3. C: (E 115 or COS 100) and MA 141; R: Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Majors Only.

Computation problem solving through writing Python programs. Particular elements include: careful development of Python programs from specifications; documentation and style; appropriate use of control structures, data types and subprograms; abstractions and verification; engineering applications.

## EC 474 Economics of Financial Institutions and Markets 3. Prerequisite:( MA 121 or MA 131 or MA 141), and [BUS 320 or EC 302].

Management, development and regulation of U.S. financial markets and institutions. Management of major financial intermediaries and their historical development. Analysis of major financial assets and their markets. The role and history of the Federal Reserve and other financial regulators.

## MA 151 Calculus for Elementary Education I 3. Prerequisite: C- or better in MA 107 or MA 111, or 520 or better on the SAT Subject Test in Mathematcs Level 2 or the NCSU Math Skills Test, or 2 or better on an AP Calculus exam. Credit is not allowed for both MA 131 and MA 121 or MA 141..

Calculus for Elementary Education I is the first semester of a two semester sequence of courses designed for the Elementary Education Program. Topics will include sequences, limit, and derivative. Also, topics related to teaching elementary mathematics will be discussed. Students cannot receive credit for more than one of MA 151, MA 121, MA 131, or MA 141. MA 151 is not an accepted prerequisite for MA 231 and MA 241.This course is restricted to Elementary Education majors only.

## PY 205 Physics for Engineers and Scientists I 3. Prerequisite: MA 141 with a grade of C- or better or MA 241PL. Credit is not allowed for both PY 205 and PY 201 or PY 211. Co-requisite: PY 206. ADD BOTH PY 205 and PY 206 TO YOUR SHOPPING CART AND THEN ENROLL SIMULTANEOUSLY.

## PY 206 Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory 1. Prerequisite: MA 141 with a grade of C- or better or MA 241 Placement. Co-requisite: PY 205. ADD BOTH PY 205 and PY 206 TO YOUR SHOPPING CART AND THEN ENROLL SIMULTANEOUSLY.

Laboratory course to accompany the PY 205 lecture course. A calculus-based study of mechanics, sound and heat.

## TT 221 Yarn Production and Properties I 2. Prerequisite: TT 105 or MT 105; Corequisite: MA 131 or MA 141.

The techniques available for manufacturing yarns from staple fibers. A review of yarn numbering and fiber properties. The principles involved in opening, cleaning, blending, drafting, twisting and winding. Short and long staple spinning systems including a review of opening and cleaning lines, carding, draw frames, roving frames and different spinning machines. Filament yarn processing.

## MEA 425 Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry 3. Prerequisite: MA 141, CH 201, (PY 205, PY 211 or MEA 320).

The course covers history, regulations, sources, physics, and chemistry of major air pollutants and factors affecting their transport and fate. Emphasis is placed on atmospheric chemistry and physics underlying five major air pollutant problems including urban outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution, acid deposition, stratospheric ozone reduction, and global climate change. Credit will not be allowed for MEA 425 and MEA 525.

## MEA 525 Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry 3. Prerequisite: MA 141, CH 201, (PY 205, PY 211 or MEA 320).

The course covers history, regulations, sources, physics, and chemistry of major air pollutants and factors affecting their transport and fate. Emphasis is placed on atmospheric chemistry and physics underlying five major air pollutant problems including urban outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution, acid deposition, stratospheric ozone reduction, and global climate change. Credit will not be allowed for MEA 425 and MEA 525.

## EC 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3. Prerequisite: (EC 201 or EC 205 or ARE 201)and (MA 121 or MA 131 or MA 141).

Applied, analytical course in aggregate economics: business cycles, stabilization policy, inflation, costs of disinflation, international trade, and economic growth. Interaction of consumers and businesses with government economic policies; unemployment, interest rates, and output growth. Impacts of government deficits, trade deficits, and monetary policies.

## MEA 215 Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences 4. Corequisite: MA 141.

Introduction to the Earth's atmosphere. Fundamental concepts and applications of meteorology and how they relate to daily and seasonal weather, major types of storms, and climate.

## ST 305 Statistical Methods 4. Prerequisite: MA 141; Corequisite: ST 307.

Basic concepts of data collection, sampling, and experimental design. Descriptive analysis and graphical displays of data. Probability concepts, and expectations. Normal and binomial distributions. Sampling distributions and the Central Limit Theorem. Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Tests for means/proportions of two independent groups. One factor analysis of variance. Understanding relationships among variables; correlation and simple linear regression. Computer use is emphasized.