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SSC 720 Soil and Plant Analysis 3. Prerequisite: PY 212; CH 315; at least three soils courses including SSC 341.

Theory and advanced principles of utilization of chemical instruments to aid research on the heterogeneous systems of soils and plants.

SSC 511 Soil Physics 4. Prerequisite: SSC 200, PY 212.

Soil physical properties and theory of selected instrumentation to measure them. Topics including soil solids, soil water, air and heat. Emphasis on transport processes and the energy concept of soil and water.

PCC 350 Introduction to Color Science and Its Applications 2. Prerequisite: PCC 301 and either PY 208 or PY 212; Corequisite: PCC 354.

Basic principles and applications of color science. Physical, physiological and psychophysical aspects of color, color perception, color specification, color measurement and color control.

PCC 354 Intro to Color Science Laboratory 1. Prerequisite: PCC 301 and either PY 208 or PY 212; Corequisite: PCC 350.

An introdiction to hands-on laboratory work for the color measurement and perceotion of colored materials.

BME 540 Nanobiotechnology Processing, Characterization, and Applications 3. Prerequisite: BIO 183 and PY 212.

Topics at the interface of nanoscale science and biotechnology will be discussed. Chemical, physical, and biological properties of nanostructured biomaterials, devices, and systems. Lectures and problem-based learning will be used to present development of nanobiotechnology-enhanced materials and devices.

MEA 460 Principles of Physical Oceanography 3. Prerequisite: MA 241 or MA 231; Corequisite: PY 203,PY 208 or PY 212..

Introduction to principles and practices of physical oceanography. Equation of state of seawater; energy transfer to the ocean by thermal, radiative and mechanical processes; the heat budget; oceanic density distribution; oceanic boundary conditions; conservations equation; air-sea interaction; global fluxes and general description of major ocean currents. Credit is not allowed for both MEA 460 and MEA 540.

MEA 470 Introduction to Geophysics 3. Prerequisite: PY 208 or 212.

Structure of the earth, a dynamic and evolving entity, as inferred from seismology, gravity, magnetism and heat flow. Geodynamic processes responsible for continental drift; plate tectonic theory; regional geophysics of selected areas.

MEA 540 Principles of Physical Oceanography 3. Prerequisite: MA 231 and PY 212.

Introduction to principles and practice of physical oceanography. The equation of state of seawater; energy transfer to the ocean by thermal, radiative and mechanical processes; the heat budget; oceanic boundary conditions; geographical distributionof oceanic properties; observational methods; conservation equations; simple waves and tides; physical oceanography of North Carolina coastal zone. Application of Fourier analysis techniques to interpretation of low-frequency motions in ocean and atmosphere. Review of Fourier method. Filtering of tidal signals. Spectral estimates and calculation of current ellipses. Identification of coherent motions and their empirical orthogonal modes. Data from field experiments used in lectures and homeworkassignments. Credit is not allowed for both MEA 460 and MEA 540.

PY 212 College Physics II 4. Prerequisite: PY 211 or PY 205. Credit is not allowed for both PY 212 and PY 202 or PY 208..

Second semester of a two-semester introductory sequence in non-calculus physics, with laboratory. Electricity, and magnetism, light, modern physics. Credit not allowed for more than one of PY 212, PY 202, and PY 208.

SSC 545 Remote Sensing Applications in Soil Science and Agriculture 3. Prerequisite: SSC 200, PY 212.

Overview of remote sensing including history, evolution, vocabulary, and physical principles, i.e., electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter. Distant and proximate remote sensing techniques (aerial photography, satellite imaging, radar, lidar, etc.), hardware, and platforms and their application in the characterization and management of soils and crops. Development of strategies for incorporating remote sensing into soil and agronomic research, and of practical skills for processing, analysis, display, and discussion of remote sensing data with applications in soil science and agriculture.

PY 208 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II 3. Prerequisite: C- or better in PY 205 and C- or better in MA 241. Credit is not allowed for both PY 208 and PY 202 or PY 212. Co-requisite: PY 209. ADD BOTH PY 208 and PY 209 TO YOUR SHOPPING CART AND THEN ENROLL SIMULTANEOUSLY.

Second semester of a two-semester sequence in introductory physics. A calculus-based study of electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics. Credit not allowed for more than one of PY 208,PY 202, and PY 212.

ES 300 Energy and Environment 3. Prerequisite: CH 101 or PY 212 or PY 208.

This course explores relationships between humans, energy, and the environment with interdisciplinary context. Themes include environmental impacts of energy production, distribution and use with discussion of new technologies. Half of the course content is from subject lectures and half from self-selected student projects. Student projects emphasize analytical approaches to solving environmental problems, and enhance skills in writing, seminars, and team work.

PCC 402 Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Fiber Formation 3. Prerequisite: TE 200 and (CH 201 or CH 203) and (PY 208 or PY 212) and (MA 231 or MA 241).

Flow behavior of polymeric materials as related to the formation of fibers by melt, dry and wet extrusion. Elementary theories of drawing and heat setting. Application of fiber-forming theories to synthetic and cellulosic fibers. Offered in Fall only.

TT 351 Woven Products and Processes 3. Prerequisite: (TT 221 or TT 327) and (PY 212 or PY 208).

Design and development of various woven textile products including their component properties, performance, requirements, structures, and methods of production. The primary objective of the course is to introduce students to various woven textile products, including those used in automotives, agriculture, construction, ETC. and stimulate understanding of their structure, performance requirements, and relevant manufacturing principles including braiding.

BCH 330 Physical Biochemistry 3. P: (CH 201 or CH 203) and (BCH 351 or BCH 451) and (MA 231 or MA 242) and (PY 208 or PY 212).

This course provides a descriptive survey of the concepts of physical chemistry with emphasis on their use in applications designed to characterize and manipulate biological molecules and systems. Topics are drawn from thermodynamics (bonding, protein folding energies, linkage, specostropic and differential scanning calorimetric binding measurements), kinetics (enzymatic catalysis, perturbation techniques), statistical mechanics (distributions, ensembles, molecular mechanical & dynamics calculations), electrochemistry, hydrodynamics (diffusion, friction, electrophoresis, viscosity, sedimentation, organism size and shape), quantum mechanics (wave functions operators, uncertainty principle, dipoles, orbitals and resonance energy coupling), and spectroscopy (absorbance and light scattering, fluorescence, nuclear and electronic paramagnetic resonance, MR imaging and x-ray diffraction).

TT 327 Yarn Production and Properties 4. Prerequisite: TMS 211 and (MA 231 or MA 241); Co-requisite: PY 212.

The processing of natural and man-made, fibers and filaments into yarns. The impact of fiber selection and processing parameters on the quality of the yarn and subsequent products. Major processing routes for staple fibers and filaments together with recent developments in applicable technologies.