The course consists of the following topics: linear motion and force, Newton’s laws, balance of forces, energy and work, conservation law, momentum, rotational motion.

Objectives & Outcome:

Understanding of fundamental concepts and mechanisms involving motion, force, energy, momentum, heat, entropy that are needed for further studies in physics, engineering and technology.

Build skills in formulating and solving problems: improve thinking process and intuition through understanding fundamentals and applying that to solving practical problems.

Increase mathematical and computational ability: develop capability to find analytical solutions for some problems, while in others where such solutions are difficult or impossible to find, develop numerical/computational methods. These are the “hard” skills to prepare for any future science and technology career.

*THE SYLLABUS MAY BE ADJUSTED DURING THE COURSE, WHICH WILL BE OFFICIALLY INFORMED BY LECTURER*

- Lecturer: Nguyen Hoang Duong

- Introduction to Cells and the most common living molecules

- Introduction to Cellular organization

- Cell movements

- Transport in and out of the cells

- Cell division: Binary fission and mitosis

- Meiosis and sexual reproduction

- Organization of the animal body

- Lab work: (4 group with 3 hours each) to introduce the Lab Safety and to Practice on fixing, staining cells to distinguish the white blood cell types under microscope

*THE SYLLABUS MAY BE ADJUSTED DURING THE COURSE, WHICH WILL BE OFFICIALLY INFORMED BY LECTURER*

- Lecturer: Thao Do Thi

Have you ever wished to write your own programs to solve your problem by a computer? To this end, you should first know how to solve the problem. Second, you need to learn the fundamental principles of computer programming. Finally, you also need to learn a way to communicate with the computer, a programming language.

In this course, you will not only learn the basic ideas behind computer programming, which aims to help students think as programmers and to provide a number of basic programming skills, but you also improve your problem-solving ability. As an introductory course, you will not learn a specific programming language but a fun and beginner-friendly programming tool called **Scratch **through which you will play around with labeled, colorful blocks of code and cartoon sprites to create your program.

Every week, students will learn how to turn your learned programming knowledge into all kinds of hands-on projects incorporating graphics, sound and animation. These assignments will increase in difficulty as the course progresses. The lab-work activities are used to correct/ implement the assignments and other exercises.

*THE SYLLABUS MAY BE ADJUSTED DURING THE COURSE, WHICH WILL BE OFFICIALLY INFORMED BY LECTURER*

- Lecturer: Khoa Do Dang

The first part of the course is a continuation of pre-calculus class in high school. This course will concentrate on single-variable calculus.

The students will learn the following concepts:

Mean Value Theorem, implicit differentiation, L'Hospital's rule, Taylor polynomials, Newton's method. Definite and improper integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

*THE SYLLABUS MAY BE ADJUSTED DURING THE COURSE, WHICH WILL BE OFFICIALLY INFORMED BY LECTURER*

- Lecturer: Anh Tu Nguyen

*Linear algebra is a fundamental mathematical tool used extensively in science and engineering disciplines. This course provides students with fundamental concepts of linear algebra: vectors, matrices, and the four important matrix subspaces, solving linear equations, matrix projection and diagonalization. Students will also be introduced to different applications of linear algebra.*

*THE SYLLABUS MAY BE ADJUSTED DURING THE COURSE, WHICH WILL BE OFFICIALLY INFORMED BY LECTURER*

- Lecturer: Nguyen Viet Dung
- Lecturer: Yến Lê Hải
- Lecturer: Thanh Lê Xuân
- Lecturer: Vân Nguyễn Bích

The General Chemistry I course provides fundamental knowledge on chemical composition and structure of matters.

The students will learn the following concepts:

-Critical role of chemistry in modern fundamental and applied sciences, specially those are currently proposed at USTH

-Electronic structure of atoms

-Periodic properties of elements

-Chemical bonds

-Structure of molecules and materials

*THE SYLLABUS MAY BE ADJUSTED DURING THE COURSE, WHICH WILL BE OFFICIALLY DECIDED BY LECTURER*

- Lecturer: Hong Luyen Le
- Lecturer: Dinh Phong Tran