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What will I learn in this course?
This course serves as the pre-requisite course for the following five courses in the OS411 series. The modules and units in this course serve to provide a introduction or refresher program in the basic sciences found in the study of atmospheric science, meteorology, air quality science and modeling, and the other topics presented in subsequent courses. Major topics include:
What are the learning objectives for this course?
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Who is the audience for this course?
This course is intended for any student who requires an introduction or a review of the most fundamental scientific principles and concepts from the areas of mathematics, chemistry, physics and statistics. All of the following courses in the OS411 series assume a reasonable degree of fluency in the topics presented in this course.
What should I already know before taking this course?
There are no pre-requisites for this course, however, the material in this course is intended as a review of basic material in chemistry, physics, and mathematics for scientists and engineers, and it is expected that the student have some familiarity with the course content.
Do I need to do this module?
Answer these 20 questions to test your knowledege of this material. You should score at least an 80% (16 out of 20) before you consider trying to take the final exam for this course. NOTE! A high score on this pre-test is not a perfect predictor of mastery of the information in this course!
Tips on Taking the Course
If you are a United States state, local, or tribal air pollution control official, register with the Air Pollution Training Institute (APTI).
All others who would like credit or acknowledgement for course completion should register with NC State University.
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Obtaining Course Credit:
To obtain course credit, you must complete the final examination with a minimum score of 70%. The final exam will be sent to your proctor via postal mail once you have completed the course materials. You must secure the services of a proctor who has been approved by the institution with whom you registered. The proctor will administer the exam and return it to the appropriate person (see below) for scoring. No "partial" credit or acknowledgement of partial completion of the course modules is provided.
If you registered through the Air Pollution Training Institute (APTI), your contact for sending you an exam and grading it is:
Deborah MillerIf you registered through NC State University, your contact for sending you an exam and grading it is:
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