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Programmed beginning algebra. Sets, counting numbers, integers, rational numbers, equations in two variables, polynomials, factoring, fractions, and fractional and quadratic equations. At least Level 2 on math placement test and departmental approval required.

For students with little or no recent experience with topics beyond elementary algebra. Topics include factoring, algebraic fractions, linear equations and word problems, equations involving fractions, laws of exponents, radicals and principal roots, quadratic equations, equations involving radicals or exponents, and line graphs. Topics covered are the same as in MTH 127, but involve more practice of necessary skills. Prerequisite: MTH 102 or equivalent or at least level 3 on math placement test.

**127-3 Accelerated Intermediate Algebra
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Best suited for students who have recent experience with intermediate algebra, but require a review. Topics covered are the same as in MTH 126, but the pace is much faster. Prerequisite: Two units of high school algebra and at least level 3 on math placement test.

Best suited for students having little recent experience with topics beyond intermediate algebra or whose mastery of intermediate algebra is less than perfect. Topics covered are the same as in MTH 129 but are accompanied by more practice of necessary skills. In addition, skills learned in intermediate algebra are reinforced and clarified in the context of these more advanced topics. Prerequisite: MTH 126 or 127 or equivalent or at least level 4 on math placement test.

**129-3 Accelerated College Algebra
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Best suited for students who have previous experience with advanced algebra but require a review or who have excellent mastery of intermediate algebra. Topics include order, absolute value, linear and factored quadratic inequalities, equations and inequalities in two variables, simultaneous solutions, graphs of lines, circles, parabolas, and factored polynomials, functions, functional notation, exponential and logarithmic functions, and applications. Prerequisite: MTH 126 or 127 or equivalent or at least level 4 on math placement test.

Functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, conics, systems of equations, expo-nential and logarithmic functions, geometric series, binomial theorem. Prerequisite: MTH 126 or 127 or equivalent or at least level 4 on math placement test.

Trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions. Not for credit to students with credit for MTH 134. Prerequisite: MTH 130 or equivalent or at least level 5 on math placement test.

**134-5 College Algebra II and Trigonometry
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Combines the material of MTH 130 and 131 into a single course. Topics covered are the same as in those two courses. Not for credit to students with credit for MTH 130 and/or MTH 131. Prerequisite: MTH 128, 129, or at least level 5 on math placement test.

Discovery of fundamental concepts and skills of quantitative reasoning by exploring real-world data from many disciplines. Data collection, organization, display, analysis, probability simulation, variation and sampling, and expected values. Students work with appropriate software and graphing calculators. Prerequisites: MTH 126 or MTH 127 or at least level 4 on the placement test.

**145-3 Mathematics and the Modern World
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An application of mathematics to modeling real world problems from the behavioral, computational, managerial, and social sciences. Includes such topics as graph theory, linear programming, probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, voting systems, game theory, population growth, computer algorithms, and codes and data storage. Prerequisite: MTH 126 or 127 or equivalent or at least Level 4 on the Math Placement test. Substitutions: MTH 143 or MTH 228 or MTH 229 and 230 or STT 264 and 265 or STT 160.

This course and MTH 300 cover the material of MTH 229, 230, and 231 at an accelerated pace. Graded pass/unsatisfactory.

**228-5 Calculus for the Management, Life, and Social Sciences
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Functions, rates of change, limits, derivatives of algebraic functions, applications including maxima and minima, exponential and logarithmic func-tions, and indefinite and definite integrals with applications. Not for credit to students with credit for MTH 229 and 230. Prerequisite: MTH 128 or 129 or equivalent or at least level 5 on math placement test.

Conic sections, functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions, and applications of the derivative. Prerequisite: MTH 131 or equivalent or at least level 7 on math placement test.

Definite integral, antiderivatives, fundamental theorem of calculus. Derivatives of logarithmic, exponential, and inverse trigonometric functions. L'Hôpital's rule. Integration techniques. Appli-cations of the definite integral. Prerequisite: MTH 229.

Applications of the definite integral, polar coordinates, and parametric equations. Infinite series, power series, and vector algebra in the plane and space. Prerequisite: MTH 230.

Partial derivatives and definite integrals in the plane and space. Vector functions and their derivatives, motion in space, vector fields, line and surface integrals, Green's theorem, divergence theorem, and Stoke's theorem. Prerequisite: MTH 231.

Elementary first order equations, linear equations, linear systems, series solutions, Laplace transform, and applications. Uniqueness and existence theorems for solutions. Prerequisite: MTH 231.

**243-4 Fundamental Mathematical Concepts I
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Overview of mathematical topics from a perspective appropriate for early and middle childhood educators. Covers sets, functions, prenumeration and numeration concepts, properties of whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab. Prerequisite: MTH 143.

**244-4 Fundamental Mathematical Concepts II
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Overview of mathematical topics from a perspective appropriate for early and middle childhood educators. Covers irrational numbers, proportions, introductory geometry, construction, congruence and similarity, and concepts of measurement. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab. Prerequisite: MTH 243.

**253-3 Elementary Matrix Algebra
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Elementary course in matrix theory covering matrices, linear equations, determinants, linear transformations, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. Prerequisite: MTH 230 or equivalent.

In-depth introduction to the basic concepts of linear algebra in real Euclidean n-space. Topics include Gaussian elimination, algebra of matrices, determinants, geometry of Euclidean space, subspaces, linear independence, basis, dimension and rank, and the Gram-Schmidt process. Prerequisite: MTH 231.

**257-3 Discrete Mathematics for Computing
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Discrete mathematics useful in computing. Emphasis on mathematical induction, recurrence relations, asymptotic behavior of functions, and algorithm analysis. Prerequisite: MTH 230, CS 142 or 241.

**280-3 Introduction to Mathematical Proof
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Basic notions of logic and techniques used in mathematical proof. Students gain experience in constructing proofs as they study basic notions from sets, relations, functions, algebraic structures, and the properties of real numbers. Prerequisite: MTH 231.

Explores four aspects of writing in mathematics: expository writing, explaining mathematical ideas; formal writing, making proofs intelligible; writing as a learning tool, clarifying ideas by putting them on paper; and informal writing. Prerequisite: MTH 255 and 280.

Continuation of MTH 200. Graded pass/unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: MTH 200.

**303-3 Differential Equations II
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Examples of systems of differential equations, complex and repeated eigenvalues, solutions of systems, matrix exponential, qualitative behavior of first order equations, planar systems and stability, almost linear systems, and energy method. Prerequisite: MTH 233, 253.

Structure and properties of mathematical models. Size effects, dimensional analysis, graphical methods, comparative statistics, stability, optimization techniques, probabilistic models, and Monte Carlo simulation. Prerequisite: MTH 233, 253 or 355, or permission of instructor.

(Also listed as BIO 310, CHM 310, GL 310, and PHY 310.) A writing-intensive course dealing with issues in science. Prerequisite: ENG 101, 102; a first-year science course.

**316-4, 317-4 Numerical Methods for Digital Computers
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Introduction to numerical methods used in the sciences. Methods of interpolation, data smoothing, functional approximation, integration, solutions of systems of equations, and solutions of ordinary differential equations. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisite: For 316; MTH 231, MTH 253 or 255, and one of the following: CS 142, 241, CEG 220, EGR 153. For 317; MTH 233, 316, and MTH 253 or 355.

Topics discussed include power series expansion, the formula of Cauchy, residues, conformal mappings, and elementary functions in the complex domain. Prerequisite: MTH 232.

**333-3 Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems
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Partial differential equations, boundary value problems, and eigenfunctions. Fourier series, applications. Prerequisite: MTH 232, 233.

**343-4 Algebra and Functions for Middle School Teachers
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Polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and trigonometric functions will be studied from a perspective appropriate for a teacher. Computing, programming, graphing, and data collection technology will be used. Prerequisite: MTH 128.

**344-4 Problem Solving for Middle School Teachers
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A framework and useful heuristics for solving problems. Visual thinking and reasoning, metacognition, problem-solving logs and summaries, problem solving individually and in groups. Prerequisite: MTH 244, 343.

**345-4 Geometry for Middle School Teachers
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Axioms, finite geometries, nonmetric and metric lengths, angles, area, volume, polygonal figures, and elementary curves. Prerequisite: MTH 244.

**348-4 Concepts in Calculus for Middle School Teachers
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An exploration and study designed to provide a conceptual understanding of differentiation and integration with examples of their diverse applications and their connections to algebra and geometry. Prerequisite: MTH 244, 343.

Covers vector spaces and subspaces, basis and dimension, linear transformations and matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and inner product spaces. Prerequisite: MTH 255.

**381-3 Elementary Number Theory
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Divisibility properties of integers, prime numbers, congruences, the Chinese remainder theorem, quadratic reciprocity law. Mobius inversion formula, Euler f-function, other number-theoretic functions. Prerequisite: MTH 231 or junior standing.

Selected topics in mathematics. May be taken for letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

(Also listed as CS 407.) Concepts of minima and maxima. Linear programming: simplex method, sensitivity, and quality. Transportation and assignment problems. Dynamic programming. Prerequisite: MTH 233, 253 or 255.

**410-4 Theoretical Foundations of Computing
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(Also listed as CS 410.) Turing machines; µ-recursive functions; equivalence of computing paradigms; Church-Turing thesis; undecidability; intractability. Prerequisite: CS 466.

(Also listed as CEG 416.) Survey of numerical methods in linear algebra, emphasizing practice with high-level computer tools. Topics include Gaussian elimination, LU decomposition, numerical eigenvalue problems, QR factorization, least squares, singular value decompositions, and iterative methods. Prerequisite: MTH 253 or 355; and CS 142 or 241.

**419-3 Cryptography and Data Security
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(Also listed as CS 419.) Introduction to the mathematical principles of data security. Various developments in cryptography will be discussed, including public-key encryption, digital signatures, the data encryption standard (DES), and key safeguarding schemes. Prerequisite: MTH 253 or 255.

Functions, sequences, limits, continuity, differentiability, integration, and mean-value theorems. Prerequisite: MTH 280.

Infinite series, uniform convergence. Taylor series, improper integrals, special functions, and Fourier series. Prerequisite: MTH 431.

Theory of functions of several variables, vector-valued functions. Prerequisite: MTH 432.

**434-5 Introduction to Complex Analysis I
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Complex arithmetic, differentiation (analytic functions, the Cauchy-Riemann equations), elementary functions and their mapping properties, integration (Cauchy's theorem, Cauchy integral formula), Taylor and Laurent series, poles, residues, and the residue theorem. Prerequisite: MTH 232.

Development of calculus from antiquity through Newton, Leibnitz, development of classical analysis; the rise of abstraction; set theory, algebra, and topology; modern analysis. Prerequisite: MTH 231, 451, 471.

**446-4 Mathematical Modeling for Middle School Teachers
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An introduction to mathematical modeling by modeling real world problems individually and in groups. Focuses on working with the steps involved in modeling a real-life situation and understanding how modeling differs from simple problem solving. Prerequisite: MTH 344.

**450-3 Discrete Algebraic Structures
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Introduction to several abstract algebraic structures and their models that are used in computer science. Examples include semigroups and finite-state machines, and groups and codes. Prerequisite: MTH 253 or 255 or equivalent.

**451-3, 452-3 Introduction to Modern Algebra I, II
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Introduction to abstract algebraic structures including groups, rings, integral domains, and fields. Prerequisite: for 451, MTH 280 or 450; for 452, MTH 451.

(Also listed as CEG 478, EE 478.) Examines the essentials of error-correcting codes and the study of methods for efficient and accurate transfer of information. Topics to be covered include basic concepts, perfect and related codes, cyclic codes, and BCH codes. Prerequisite: MTH 253 or MTH 355 (or equivalent).

Topics are permutations, combinatorics, generating functions, recurrence relations, and Polya's theory of counting. Prerequisite: MTH 231.

(Also listed as CS 458.) Introduction to methods, results, and algorithms of graph theory. Emphasis on graphs as mathematical models applicable to organizational and industrial situations. Prerequisite: MTH 231, and CS 142 or 241.

**459-3 Combinatorial Tools for Computer Science
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(Also listed as CS 459.) Introduction to some of the mathematical tools needed for an under-standing of computer programming. The topics covered are summations, elementary number theory, combinatorial identities, generating functions, and asymptotics. Credit for MTH 457 recommended. Prerequisite: MTH 280.

Topics in foundations of Euclidean geometry, introduction to non-Euclidean and other geometries. Prerequisite: MTH 280.

Projective and affine planes and spaces; change of coordinates; projective transformations; and conics. Prerequisite: MTH 231.

Calculus on Euclidean space frame fields, calculus on a surface, shape operators, and geometry of surfaces in Euclidean 3 space. Prerequisite: MTH 232.

(Also listed as CEG 476.) The principles of the design, use, and understanding of computer graphics systems. Covers basic drawing techniques, line and polygon clipping, two- and three-dimensional transformations, segmentation, projections, and three-dimensional viewing. Graphics standards (GKS and PHIGS) and hardware are discussed. Each student will create a menu-driven, interactive graphics package capable of generalized three-dimensional viewing. Prerequisite: MTH 253 or 255, CS 400.

(Also listed as CEG 477.) Continuation of MTH 476. Covers selected topics in detail including hidden line and surface removal, shading models, curved surface generation, and color models. Students are expected to understand and implement sophisticated algorithms in these areas. Projects are individualized and creative. Selected papers are used for in-depth material. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisite: MTH 476.

**480-3 Methods of Applied Mathematics: Geometric Methods
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Basic mathematical tools for the description of physical systems in three-dimensional space: vector and tensor analysis, matrices, and curvilinear coordinate systems. Prerequisite: MTH 232, 253 or 255.

**481-3 Methods of Applied Mathematics: Differential Equations
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Solution methods for ordinary differential equations commonly arising in physics and engineering. Systems of equations, linear spaces, eigenvalue problems, Sturm-Liouville theory, and orthogonal functions. Additional topics selected from Bessel and Legendre functions, stability theory, Liapunov's methods, autonomous systems and the Poincare phase plane, and existence and uniqueness theorems. Prerequisite: MTH 233; MTH 355 or 480.

**482-3 Methods of Applied Mathematics: Integral Methods
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Use of integral transforms in the solution of differential and integral equations. Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace transforms and inverses, integral equations, and Green's functions. Prerequisite: MTH 332 or 434; MTH 355 or 480.

**488-1 to 5 Independent Reading
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Topics vary.

**491-3 Undergraduate Mathematics Education Seminar
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Detailed study of the connections within mathematics and between mathematics and school mathematics. May be taken for letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: MTH 432, or Senior standing and permission of instructor.

**492-3 Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar
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Detailed study of a single mathematics topic chosen by the student with the approval of the instructor. The student will present the results of the study in an expository paper submitted to the instructor, and also present them to a broader audience. Prerequisite: MTH 432 or 452 or senior standing and permission of instructor. Limited to mathematics majors except those in the statistics option. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

Selected topics in mathematics.

**Mechanical and Materials Engineering/ME**

**Note:** See quarterly class schedule or departmental advisor for further enrollment restrictions, requirements, or special course information.

**199-3 Introduction to Engineering Design
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Introduction to the principles and practice of mechanical and materials engineering design. Fundamental design philosophy using a hands-on approach, including topics such as safety, ethics, and product liability. Teamwork and communicated skills are stressed.

Basic techniques of computer-aided engineering drawing. Graphic primitives, drawing, editing, dimensioning, multiple views, hatching, drawing intelligence, and three-dimensional modeling. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisite: Completion of fundamental course in engineering drawing.

Basic concepts of engineering drawing with applications to manual and computer-aided drafting: Multiview projections; sectional, auxiliary, and pictorial views; dimensioning; and intersections and developments.

Forces, resultants, components, equilibrium of particles, equilibrium of rigid bodies, centroids and centers of gravity, analysis of structures, friction, and moments of inertia. Prerequisite: MTH 231 and PHY 240.

Vector treatment of the kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, based on Newton's laws and including work-energy and impulse-momentum techniques. Prerequisite: ME 212, PHY 240.

**220-3 Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
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Fundamentals of manufacturing processes, materials, measurement and quality assurance, casting processes, forming processes, material removal processes, joining processes, and other processes and techniques related to manufacturing.

Discusses axial and shear stresses and strains, bi-axial loading, torsion of circular shafts, shear and bending moment diagrams, deflection of beams, and column theory. 4 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisite: ME 212, PHY 240, EGR 153.

Classical thermodynamics with applications of the first and second laws to engineering systems. Prerequisite: PHY 244. Co-requisite: MTH 232.

Concepts of availability and irreversibility; power and refrigeration cycles; thermodynamic relations; compressible flow; and mixtures and combustion. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisite: ME 315.

Study of fluid properties; fluid statics, one-dimensional compressible and incompressible flows; and flow of real fluids, flow measurement. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisite: ME 213, 315.

Principles that govern heat transfer in solids, fluids, vacuum, and at interfaces of solids and fluids. Laboratory experiments to illustrate these phenomena. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisite: ME 317.

**370-4 Materials Engineering Science
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Effect of atomic, molecular, and crystalline structure on the properties of materials with emphasis on electronic materials and ceramics; characterization of materials; and device fabrication. Prerequisite: CHM 122, PHY 244.

**371-3 Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials
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Effect of microstructure, phase equilibrium, and processing on properties of structural materials including metallic alloys, polymers, and composites. Prerequisite: ME 313, 370.

**375-4 Thermodynamics of Materials
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Application of classical thermodynamics to engineering materials. Heats of formation and reaction; behavior of solutions; free energy concepts; thermodynamic fundamentals of phase equilibria. Prerequisite: ME 315. Corequisite: ME 371.

Fundamentals of structure property relations in metals and alloys related to transformations and kinetics. Application to recovery and recrystallization, solidification, precipitation strengthening, and displacive transformations. Prerequisite: ME 375.

**385-2 Metallography Laboratory
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Preparation of metallographic specimens; use of the metallurgical microscope including the preparation of photomicrographs. Corequisite: ME 370.

**386-2 Materials Testing Laboratory
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Fundamentals of mechanical testing instrumentation and techniques including the tensile test, hardness tests, effect of heat-treatment on strength, and correlation of microstructure, composition, and properties. Prerequisite: ME 385. Corequisite: ME 371.

**405-4 Kinematics and Design of Mechanisms
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Graphic, analytical, numerical, and symbolic techniques are used in the kinematic and dynamic analysis of machines. Computer-aided design of mechanisms is introduced. Emphasis on the application of these techniques to planar mechanisms. Prerequisite: ME 213.

Concepts of minima and maxima; linear, dynamic, integer, and nonlinear programming; variational methods. Engineering applications are emphasized. Prerequisite: ME 213, MTH 253.

Stress, deformation, and stability analysis of aerospace structures. Thin-walled members bending, torsion, and shear stresses calculation in multicell structures. Buckling of thin plates. Prerequisite: ME 313.

Finite element formulations for line, surface, bending, torsion, and three dimensional elements. Numerical methods and application of FEM programs in structural design and solid mechanics. Prerequisite: ME 313, MTH 233.

Fundamental concepts in design for static strength, fatigue, and impact loading; application to selected mechanical components and systems. Prerequisite: ME 313.

Design of mechanical elements such as springs, bearings, shafts, gears, clutches, brakes, and flywheels. Students conduct an individual design project. Prerequisite: ME 414.

**417-3 Mechanics of Viscous Fluids
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Fundamental equations of viscous flow for laminar and turbulent flows. Boundary layer analysis. Analytical and numerical solutions of the equation of motion. Prerequisite: ME 317.

**418-3 Heat Conduction in Solids
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Analytical and numerical techniques for heat conduction problems in one, two, and three dimensions for steady and transient cases. Phase-change problems. Prerequisite: ME 318.

Important new developments in energy conversion. Thermoelectric, photoelectric, thermionic, and electromechanical systems are studied. Prerequisite: ME 315.

Aviation history. Standard atmosphere, basic aerodynamics, theory of lift, airplane performance, principles of stability and control, and astronautics and propulsion concepts. Prerequisite: ME 213, 315.

Engine cycle analysis; combustion fundamentals; reciprocating engines, propellers; applications to turbojet, turbofan, turboprop, ramjet, SCRAM jet, and rocket engines. Prerequisite: ME 317.

**432-4 Flight Dynamics and Control Systems
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Development of the equations for general aircraft motion. Perturbed State Equations. Basic aerodynamic characteristics, control surface effectiveness, stability and control derivatives. Dynamic stability and control of the airplane. Automatic Flight Control. Prerequisite: EE 321.

**434-4 Computational Fluid Dynamics
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Introduction to CFD methods; governing equations, PDEs, finite difference numerical methods, stability analysis, incompressible and compressible flows, subsonic to supersonic flows. Prerequisite: ME 317.

Develops students' abilities to derive and solve vehicle equations and introduces how dynamic analysis is used in vehicle design. Various performance criteria, control concepts, and HEVs will be studied. Prerequisite: ME 213.

**444-4 Principles of Internal Combustion Engines
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Thermodynamics of I.C. engines; combustion thermodynamics; friction; heat and mass losses; computer control of the modern fuel-injected I.C. engine. Prerequisite: MTH 232, ME 316, 317.

**456-4 Introduction to Robotics
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(Also listed as CEG 456, EE 456.) Introduction to the mathematics, programming, and control of robots. Topics include coordinate systems and transformations, manipulator kinematics and inverse kinematics, trajectory planning, Jacobians and control. Prerequisite: Senior standing and MTH 253; proficiency in Pascal, C, or FORTRAN programming.

**458-4 Instrumentation and Measurement
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Develops understanding in measurements, conveys the principles and practice for design of systems including uncertainty and signal reconstruction, and establishes the physical principles and techniques used to measure those quantities most important for applications. Prerequisite: EE 301 or equivalent.

Modeling and analysis of single and multi-degree of freedom systems under free and forced vibration and impact, Lagrangian and matrix formulations, energy methods, and introduction to random vibrations. Prerequisite: ME 213, EE 321.

**464-4 Mechanical System Modeling and Design
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Teaches students how to model complex mechanical systems as a set of simple, linear or nonlinear components for the purpose of design. Students will be introduced to modern computational tools. Prerequisite: ME 213.

Engineering aspects of failure analysis, failure mechanisms and related environmental factors, and analysis of actual service failure. Prerequisite: ME 313, 371.

**472-4 Structure and Properties of Engineering Polymers
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Introduces polymers as engineering materials and covers fundamental concepts in polymer science and engineering. Includes polymerization processes, morphology and crystallinity, thermal transitions, viscoelasticity, rubber elasticity, aging, and contemporary issues in polymers. Prerequisite: ME 370.

**475-3 High Temperature Materials
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The design and use of high temperature superalloys, strengthening mechanisms, creep and fatigue, corrosion and oxidation, protective coatings, and alternative materials. Prerequisite: ME 376. Corequisite: ME 477.

**477-4 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
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Crystal plasticity and single crystal behavior. Introduction to dislocation theory. Strengthening mechanisms and polycrystalline behavior. Introduction to viscoelasticity. Fracture, fatigue, and creep of materials. Prerequisite: ME 313, 371.

(Also listed as GL 474.) Electron microprobe and X-ray fluorescence for analysis of alloys and other materials explained and demonstrated on examples. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab. Prerequisite: ME 482.

(Also listed as CHM 479.) Survey of principles of corrosion processes with application to metallic and nonmetallic materials. Principles of electro-chemistry are included. Prerequisite: ME 315, 371. Corequisite: CHM 453.

**482-4 X-Ray Methods in Materials Science
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Introduction to the theory and practice of diffraction methods in the study of alloys, refractory materials, and polymers. 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab. Prerequisite: ME 376.

**483-3 Introduction to Ceramics
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Ceramic and refractory raw materials and products; atomic structure and bonding; structure of crystalline phases and glasses; structural imperfections; diffusion in oxides; phase equilibria; and processing of ceramics. Prerequisite: ME 375.

Processing, microstructure, and properties of ceramics; defect equilibria in oxides; thermal, optical, electrical, and mechanical properties of ceramic materials; ceramics for special applications. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisite: ME 483.

**485-4 Solidification Processing
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Fundamentals of melt solidification, application to metals casting technology, and an introduction to powder metallurgy. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisite: ME 375.

Fundamentals of principal deformation processing systems including forging, extrusion, rolling, and sheet forming; material response and formability; and mechanics and analysis of selected processes. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisite: ME 313, 371.

Fundamentals of machining with an emphasis on engineering models of machinability, chip formation, cutting forces and power, and lubrication. Introduction to numerical control machining. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisite: ME 371.

Production, characterization, and processing of powder metals and ceramics. Mechanisms of sintering and hot compaction. Hot forming of powder compacts. Prerequisite: ME 375.

**489-4 Engineering Plastics: Materials, Processes,
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and Design (Also listed as CHM 469.) Properties and manufacturing processes of engineering plastics and effect of these factors on plastics design. Illustrative laboratory projects included. 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab. Prerequisite: CHM 465.

**490-4, 491-4 Engineering Design I, II
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Independent investigation of contemporary engineering problems under the guidance of an instructor. Topics selected to meet the needs and interests of students. Research of professional literature and submission of an engineering report required. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab, 1 hour recitation. Prerequisite: for 490: ME 316, ME 317, ME 371, ME 408, ME 414; for 491: ME 490.

**492-4 Materials Engineering Design
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Independent investigation of a contemporary problem in materials science and engineering under faculty guidance. Project design and reporting are emphasized along with analysis, synthesis, and testing. Prerequisite: ME 376 and ME 386.

**493-4 Materials Engineering Design II
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Independent investigation of a contemporary problem in materials science and engineering under faculty guidance. Project design and reporting are emphasized along with analysis, synthesis, and testing. Prerequisite: ME 492.

**499-1 to 5 Special Problems in Mechanical and Materials Engineering
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Special problems in advanced engineering topics. Topics vary.

**Note:** See quarterly class schedule or departmental advisor for further enrollment restrictions, requirements, or special course information.
Enrollment in the following courses is limited to medical technology interns.

**434-3 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science
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Introduction to procedures and techniques related to clinical laboratory function.

**435-2 Advanced Clinical Laboratory Science
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Study of advanced methodology and instrumentation that may include computer applications, data management, research data collection, and statistical analysis.

Application of microbiological principles to diagnosis, infection, and resistance.

**437-5 Methods of Diagnostic Microbiology
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Laboratory experiments in diagnostic microbiology. Corequisite: MT 436.

Application of principles of biochemistry to the human in health and disease.

**439-5 Clinical Laboratory: Biochemistry
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Laboratory course using current clinical chemistry techniques for the analysis of human tissues and fluids.

Study of body fluids covering the pathophysiology of their formation and nature, as well as the techniques of examination for diagnostic information.

**441-2 Principles of Hemostasis
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Course includes the study of the chemical responses of the blood vessels, platelet activation, and biochemical reactions following blood vessel injury that lead to clot formation and dissolution. Prerequisite: MT 442.

Study of hematopoiesis, blood cell cytology, and clotting mechanisms of human blood.

Laboratory study of cellular elements of blood and hemostasis. Corequisite: MT 442.

Immunology and genetics of human blood groups and types.

**445-3 Immunohematology Laboratory
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Study of immunology as applied to human blood isoantigens and isoantibodies. Corequisite: MT 444.

Study of antigens and antibodies with emphasis on in vivo and in vitro reactions.

**447-3 Laboratory Immunology: Serology
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Study of detection and measurement of antigens or antibodies using in vitro systems.

**448-2 Clinical Pathology Correlation
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Correlation of clinical laboratory findings with different human physiological states.

**449-2 Clinical Pathology Seminar
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Presentation and discussion of topics in clinical laboratory medicine.

**450-1.5 Pediatric Clinical Laboratory
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Study of basic analytical techniques applicable to the examination of pediatric body fluids and tissues.

**452-3 Advanced Diagnostic Hematology
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Course is an in depth study of erythrocytic and leukocytic disorders including the morphologic classification and pathophysiologic mechanisms of the anemias, hemoglobinopathies, leukemias, and other malignant and nonmalignant blood cell disorders. Prerequisite: MT 442.

**454-2 Advanced Immunohematology
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Studies current theory and practices related to blood transfusion therapy. Emphasizes concepts of quality assurance and the role of regulatory agencies. Prerequisite: MT 444.

**456-3 Advanced Diagnostic Microbiology
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Studies species of fungi, mycobacteria, anaerobic bacteria, mycoplasmas, spirochetes, chlamydiae, rickettsiae, and viruses that are pathogenic for humans. Covers organisms' characteristics, clinical disease manifestations, habitat and transmission, mechanisms of pathogenesis, treatment, and disease prevention. Prerequisite: MT 436.

**458-3 Advanced Clinical Chemistry
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Studies basic physiology, analytical procedures, and clinical correlations of disease syndromes and pathogenic conditions associated with the endocrine gland, hormonal disorders, gastrointestinal dysfunction, inborn errors of metabolism, and/or mineral deficiencies. Prerequisites: MT 438.