Basic Sciences courses

Statistics

 Statistics (1) (BUS201)

Course Info

Course Components:
An introductory course in business statistics. It covers many topics including types of data and their properties, basic probability concepts and distributions, the central tendency measures, measures of dispersion, sampling methods and the central limit theorem, estimation and hypothesis testing, simple correlation analysis, and simple regression analysis.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. To understand the role of statistical tools in improving decision making.
2. To teach students the properties of different types of date and the appropriate statistical analytical techniques for each.
3. To have students gain the ability to use the central tendency and dispersion measurements.
4. To acquaint students with the basic concepts of probability and probability distributions.
5. To teach students the basic concepts of statistical estimate and tests.
6. To introduce students to simple regression and correlation and their applications in business.

 Statistics (2) (BUS204)

Course Info Course Components:
This course is a continuation of BUS201 Statistics (1) and covers many relevant topics for improving business analysis and decision making. Among the course topics are: index numbers, analysis of variance, time series analysis, multiple regression and correlation, selected nonparametric tests, statistical process control and quality, and business decision making.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. To teach students the meaning and uses of index numbers in business.
2. To learn when and how to use one-way analysis of variance.
3. To gain knowledge and know-how of using multiple regression and correlation analysis
4. To know how to use time series analysis for forecasting business trends.
5. To learn when and how to apply selected nonparametric measurements.
6. To become acquainted with the basic concepts of statistical process control and Quality management and decision theory.

Mathematics

 Mathematics (1) (GEN103)

Course Info

Course Components:
Revision of basic concepts. Limits and continuity. Derivatives and their applications. Integration. Applications of definite integrals. Techniques of integration. Infinite series.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Indicate the precise and systematic nature of mathematics as its basic underpinnings.
2. Show the power of abstraction in Mathematics.
3. Understand some mathematical applications by illustrating motivational material for each module, Whenever possible.
4. Use mathematical software packages as a powerful tutoring tool.

 Mathematics (2) (GEN104)

Course Info Course Components:
Plane curves and polar coordinates. Vectors and analytic geometry in space. Vector analysis. Elements of differential equations. Vector spaces and linear algebra. Matrices.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Grasp analytic geometry concepts by using visualization.
2. Understand the physical meaning of differential equations by using animation.

 Mathematics for Business (BUS102)

Course Info

Course Components:
This course emphasizes the basic mathematical concepts that a business student should be acquainted with. The main topics covered are: functional representation, sets, system of linear equations and inequalities, vectors and matrices, and basic differential and integral calculus. Business applications of these topics will be the orientation of the course.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. To refresh the student knowledge of elementary functions.
2. To help students to refine their understanding of the systems of linear equations and their business applications.
3. To develop students ability to manipulate sets, vectors and matrices to solve business problems.
4. To teach students the basic concepts of linear inequalities.
5. To have students acquire the essential concepts of calculus (differentiation and integration) and their application in business.

 Discrete Mathematics (GEN206)

Course Info Course Components:
The logic of compound statements. The logic of quantified statements. Elementary number theory and methods of proof. Sequences and mathematical induction. Set theory. Counting. Recursion.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Grasp the basic logical and reasoning mechanisms of mathematical thought.
2. Acquire logic and proof as the basics for abstract thinking.
3. Grasp the basic elements of induction, recursion, combinatorics and discrete structures.

 Numerical methods (GEN207)

Course Info

Course Components:
Mathematical preliminaries and error analysis. Solutions of equations of one variable. Interpolation and polynomial approximation. Numerical integration and differentiation. Numerical solution of initial value problems. Direct methods for solving linear systems. Solutions of systems of nonlinear equations.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Grasp the basic elements of numerical methods and error analysis.
2. Understand the basics of approximation, integration and differentiation.
3. Apply the numerical solution of differential equation.
4. Solve linear & nonlinear algebraic equation.

Physics

 Physics (1) (GEN108)

Course Info Course Components:
Introduction to the scope of physics. Measurement and analysis. Motion in one and two dimensions. Force and motion. Uniform circular motion and gravitation. Work and energy. Linear and angular momentum. Fluids. Thermal physics. Thermodynamics. The kinetic theory of gases. Periodic motion. Wave motion.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Present the basic physical concepts, indicating the pros and cons of the reductionist approach in science.
2. Grasp some motivational concepts for each module showing its prospective applications in general, and IT applications in particular.
3. Show at appropriate places, when a holistic view is needed.
4. Indicate the importance of experiments in physics.

 Physics (2) (GEN109)

Course Info

Course Components:
Electric charge and electric field. Electrical potential. Electrical current and resistance. Magnetism. Electromagnetic induction. AC circuits. Geometrical optics. Optical instruments. Wave optics. Relativity. Atomic structure. Quantum theory. Lasers. Holography and color.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Indicate the importance of the modern topics covered in this part.
2. Understand the emerging fields of optical networks, quantum computers and communication, and nanotechnology.

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