Physics and Chemistry (Joint Honours)
This is a specialized and demanding Honours program intended primarily, although not exclusively, for students with a theoretical bias who are interested in working in fields of study at the crossroads of physical chemistry and physics. The program will prepare students for either theoretical or experimental graduate work in departments where there is an emphasis on such crossdisciplinary areas as condensed matter physics, chemical physics, or material science.
If you are interested in the Joint Honours Physics and Chemistry, you can select “Physics” or “Chemistry” on your application to the B.Sc. and consult with an advisor once admitted.
DETAILED PROGRAM OUTLINE:
Program Requirement:
This is a specialized and demanding program intended primarily, although not exclusively, for students with a theoretical bias who are interested in working in fields of study at the crossroads of physical chemistry and physics. The program will prepare students for either theoretical or experimental graduate work in departments where there is an emphasis on such crossdisciplinary areas as condensed matter physics, chemical physics, or material science.
A student whose average in the required and complementary courses in any year falls below a GPA of 3.00, or whose grade in any individual required or complementary course falls below a C (unless the student improves the grade to a C or above by taking a supplemental exam or retaking the course), may not register in this Honours program the following year, or graduate with the Honours degree, except with permission of both departments.
The student will have two advisers, one from Chemistry and the other from Physics.
Program Prerequisites
Students entering Physics programs from the Freshman program must have successfully completed the courses below or their equivalents. Quebec students must have completed the DEC with appropriate science and mathematics courses.

CHEM 110 General Chemistry 1 4 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: A study of the fundamental principles of atomic structure, radiation and nuclear chemistry, valence theory, coordination chemistry, and the periodic table.
Offered by: Chemistry
 Fall
 Prerequisites/corequisites: College level mathematics and physics or permission of instructor; CHEM 120 is not a prerequisite
 Each lab section is limited enrolment
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Pallavi Sirjoosingh, Maureen H McKeague, Mitchell J Huot

CHEM 120 General Chemistry 2 4 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: A study of the fundamental principles of physical chemistry.
Offered by: Chemistry
 Winter
 Prerequisites/corequisites: College level mathematics and physics, or permission of instructor: CHEM 110 is not a prerequisite
 Each lab section is limited enrolment
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Mitchell J Huot, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Paul W Wiseman, Pallavi Sirjoosingh

PHYS 131 Mechanics and Waves 4 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: The basic laws and principles of Newtonian mechanics; oscillations, waves, and wave optics.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures; 1 hour tutorial, 3 hours laboratory in alternate weeks; tutorial sessions
 Corequisite: MATH 139 or higher level calculus course.
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking PHYS 101, or who have taken CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalent.
 Laboratory sections have limited enrolment
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Kenneth J Ragan

PHYS 142 Electromagnetism & Optics 4 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: The basic laws of electricity and magnetism; geometrical optics.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory in alternate weeks; tutorial sessions
 Prerequisite: PHYS 131.
 Corequisite: MATH 141 or higher level calculus course.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking PHYS 102, or who have taken CEGEP objective 00US or equivalent.
 Laboratory sections have limited enrolment
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Tracy Webb
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BIOL 111 Principles:Organismal Biology 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Biology (Sci): An introduction to the phylogeny, structure, function and adaptation of unicellular organisms, plants and animals in the biosphere.
Offered by: Biology
 Fall
 2 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP objective 00UK or equivalent; or BIOL 115.
 This course serves as an alternative to CEGEP objective code 00UK
 May require departmental approval.
 Open to all students wishing introductory biology.
 Attendance at first lab is mandatory to confirm registration in the course.
 This class will use a Student Response System (clicker) which can be obtained from the Bookstore.
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Andrew Hendry, Graham Bell, Elena M Cristescu, Anna Hargreaves

BIOL 112 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Biology (Sci): The cell: ultrastructure, division, chemical constituents and reactions. Bioenergetics: photosynthesis and respiration. Principles of genetics, the molecular basis of inheritance and biotechnology.
Offered by: Biology
 Winter
 2 hours lecture and 3.5 hours laboratory/seminar
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CEGEP objective 00XU or equivalent; or BIOL 115; or AEBI 122
 Attendance at first lab is mandatory to confirm registration in the course. Lab start the 2nd week of term.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Joseph Alan Dent, Frieder B Schöck
MATH 133 and either MATH 140/141 or MATH 150/151.

MATH 133 Linear Algebra and Geometry 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Systems of linear equations, matrices, inverses, determinants; geometric vectors in three dimensions, dot product, cross product, lines and planes; introduction to vector spaces, linear dependence and independence, bases; quadratic loci in two and three dimensions.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
 Prerequisite: a course in functions
 Restriction A: Not open to students who have taken MATH 221 or CEGEP objective 00UQ or equivalent.
 Restriction B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 123, MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
 Restriction C: Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 134.
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Zayd Omar, Rosalie BélangerRioux, Michael Albanese

MATH 140 Calculus 1 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Review of functions and graphs. Limits, continuity, derivative. Differentiation of elementary functions. Antidifferentiation. Applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
 Prerequisite: High School Calculus
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 120, MATH 139 or CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
 Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Isabella Negrini, Sidney Trudeau, Aled W Walker
 Jérôme Fortier

MATH 141 Calculus 2 4 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): The definite integral. Techniques of integration. Applications. Introduction to sequences and series.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisites: MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 121 or CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent
 Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
 Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Asad Haris, Sidney Trudeau, Brahim Abdenbi
 Jeremy D Macdonald, Sidney Trudeau

MATH 150 Calculus A 4 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Functions, limits and continuity, differentiation, L'Hospital's rule, applications, Taylor polynomials, parametric curves, functions of several variables.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall
 3 hours lecture, 2 hours tutorial
 Students with no prior exposure to vector geometry are advised to take MATH 133 concurrently. Intended for students with high school calculus who have not received six advanced placement credits
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent
 Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
 MATH 150 and MATH 151 cover the material of MATH 139, MATH 140, MATH 141, MATH 222
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Charles Roth

MATH 151 Calculus B 4 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Integration, methods and applications, infinite sequences and series, power series, arc length and curvature, multiple integration.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Winter
 3 hours lecture; 2 hours tutorial
 Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited
 Prerequisite: MATH 150
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 152
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Charles Roth
Required Courses (68 credits)

CHEM 212 Intro Organic Chemistry 1 4 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: A survey of reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds including modern concepts of bonding, mechanisms, conformational analysis, and stereochemistry.
Offered by: Chemistry
 Fall, Winter, Summer
 Prerequisite: CHEM 110 or equivalent.
 Corequisite: CHEM 120 or equivalent.
 Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken CHEM 211 or equivalent
 Each lab section is limited enrolment
 Note: Some CEGEP programs provide equivalency for this course. For more information, please see the Department of Chemistry's Web page (http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/outside/equivalent.htm).
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Laura Pavelka, Danielle K Vlaho, Michel Daoust
 Laura Pavelka, Nathan Luedtke, Danielle K Vlaho

CHEM 213 Introductory Phys Chem1:Thermo 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: Thermodynamics. Topics include gas laws, kinetic theory of collisions, heat capacity, enthalpy, thermochemistry, bond energies, the entropy and free energy functions, absolute entropies, Maxwell relations and chemical and thermodynamic equilibrium states, phase rule and phase diagrams, ideal solutions, colligative properties, solubility, electrochemistry, DebyeHückel Theory.
Offered by: Chemistry
 Corequisite(s): MATH 222
 Prerequisites: CHEM 110, CHEM 120 or equivalent, PHYS 142, or permission of instructor.
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 204 or CHEM 223.
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Amy S Blum

CHEM 273 Intro Phys Chem2:Kinetics&Meth 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: Kinetics: Transition State Theory, complex reactions, freeradical reactions, chain reactions, catalysis, reactions at surfaces, ionic effects of reactions in solution, photochemistry. Methods: physical chemistry laboratory, differential equations and linear algebra applied to physical chemistry, computation methods for data analysis and modeling
Offered by: Chemistry
 Prerequisites: CHEM 213 and MATH 222
 Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 243 and CHEM 283.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 JeanMarc Gauthier, Eric Russell McCalla, David M Ronis

CHEM 281 Inorganic Chemistry 1 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: Basic concepts of electronic structure and molecular bonding will be developed and applied to the understanding of common materials. Acidbase chemistry. Survey of the chemistry of the main group elements. Introduction to coordination and organometallic chemistry.
Offered by: Chemistry
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Ashok K Kakkar, Ian Sydney Butler


CHEM 365 Statistical Thermodynamics 2 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: Molecular basis of thermodynamics with applications to ideal gases and simple solids. Topics to be covered will include: calculation of thermodynamic functions, chemical equilibrium constants, Einstein and Debye models of solids, absolute reaction rate theory, DebyeHückel theory of strong electrolytes.
Offered by: Chemistry
 Winter
 Prerequisite: CHEM 345
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Yelena Simine

CHEM 493 Advanced Physical Chem Lab 2 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: Selected experiments to illustrate physicochemical principles more advanced than those of CHEM 283.
Offered by: Chemistry
 Prerequisite(s): CHEM 283 and CHEM 345 or permission of instructor
 Corequisite(s): CHEM 355
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who are taking or have taken CHEM 393.
 Fall, Winter
 Each lab section has limited enrolment.
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Samuel Lewis Sewall, Anthony K Mittermaier
 Samuel Lewis Sewall, Anthony K Mittermaier

CHEM 556 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: Quantum mechanical treatment of species of chemical interest. Introduction to perturbation theory, both timedependent and timeindependent. Treatment of the variational principle. Introduction to atomic spectra. Chemical bonding in terms of both the valence bond and molecular orbital theory. Elementary collision theory. Interaction of radiation with molecules.
Offered by: Chemistry
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Rustam Khaliullin

CHEM 574 Intro Polymer Chemistry 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: A survey course on the structure of polymers, kinetics and mechanisms of polymer and copolymer synthesis; characterization and molecular weight distributions; polymer microstructure, the thermodynamics of polymer solutions; the crystalline and amorphous states, rubber elasticity and structureproperty relationships.
Offered by: Chemistry
 Fall
 Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites: CHEM 223 and CHEM 243 or CHEM 213 and CHEM 273, or CHEM 233 (for engineering students only), or permission of the instructor.
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken CHEM 455 or CHEM 674.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Christopher J Barrett, David M Ronis

COMP 208 Computer Programming for PS&E 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Computer Science (Sci): Programming and problem solving in a high level computer language: variables, expressions, types, functions, conditionals, loops, objects and classes. Introduction to algorithms such as searching and sorting. Modular software design, libraries, file input and output, debugging. Emphasis on applications in Physical Sciences and Engineering, such as root finding, numerical integration, diffusion, Monte Carlo methods.
Offered by: Computer Science
 3 hours
 Prerequisite: MATH 141 or equivalent.
 Corequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent.
 Restrictions: Credit can be given only for one of COMP 202, COMP 204, or COMP 208. COMP 208 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250 or COMP 206.
 COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students with sufficient math background and in (nonlife) science or engineering fields.
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Deven I Parekh, Jonathan C Campbell

MATH 247 Honours Applied Linear Algebra 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Matrix algebra, determinants, systems of linear equations. Abstract vector spaces, inner product spaces, Fourier series. Linear transformations and their matrix representations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalizable and defective matrices, positive definite and semidefinite matrices. Quadratic and Hermitian forms, generalized eigenvalue problems, simultaneous reduction of quadratic forms. Applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Winter
 Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent.
 Restriction: Intended for Honours Physics and Engineering students
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 236, MATH 223 or MATH 251
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Tim Hoheisel

MATH 248 Honours Vector Calculus 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Partial derivatives and differentiation of functions in several variables; Jacobians; maxima and minima; implicit functions. Scalar and vector fields; orthogonal curvilinear coordinates. Multiple integrals; arc length, volume and surface area. Line and surface integrals; irrotational and solenoidal fields; Green's theorem; the divergence theorem. Stokes' theorem; and applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall and Winter and Summer
 Prerequisites: MATH 133 and MATH 222 or consent of Department.
 Restriction: Intended for Honours Physics, Computer Science, Physiology and Engineering students.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 314 or MATH 358.
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Gantumur Tsogtgerel

MATH 249 Honours Complex Variables 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Functions of a complex variable; CauchyRiemann equations; Cauchy's theorem and consequences. Taylor and Laurent expansions. Residue calculus; evaluation of real integrals; integral representation of special functions; the complex inversion integral. Conformal mapping; SchwarzChristoffel transformation; Poisson's integral formulas; applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Winter
 Prerequisite(s): MATH 248 or MATH 358 or equivalent.
 Prerequisite: MATH 248.
 Restriction: Intended for Honours Physics and Engineering students
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 316
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Jerome Vetois

MATH 325 Honours ODE's 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): First and second order equations, linear equations, series solutions, Frobenius method, introduction to numerical methods and to linear systems, Laplace transforms, applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall and Winter
 (306)
 Prerequisite: MATH 222.
 Restriction: Intended for Honours Mathematics, Physics and Engineering programs.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 263 (formerly MATH 261), MATH 315
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 JeanPhilippe Lessard

PHYS 241 Signal Processing 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Linear circuit elements, resonance, network theorems, diodes, transistors, amplifiers, feedback, integrated circuits.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 2 hours lectures; 3 hours laboratory alternate weeks
 Prerequisite: CEGEP physics or PHYS 142.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Walter Reisner

PHYS 251 Honours Classical Mechanics 1 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Newton's laws, work energy, angular momentum. Harmonic oscillator, forced oscillations. Inertial forces, rotating frames. Central forces, centre of mass, planetary orbits, Kepler's laws.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: CEGEP physics or PHYS 131.
 Corequisite: MATH 222
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 230.
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Charles Gale

PHYS 257 Experimental Methods 1 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Introductory laboratory work and data analysis as related to mechanics, optics and thermodynamics. Introduction to computers as they are employed for laboratory work, for data analysis and for numerical computation. Previous experience with computers is an asset, but is not required.
Offered by: Physics
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Bradley J Siwick

PHYS 258 Experimental Methods 2 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Advanced laboratory work and data analysis as related to mechanics, optics and thermodynamics. Computers will be employed routinely for data analysis and for numerical computation, and, particularly, to facilitate the use of Fourier methods.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 6 hours of laboratory and classroom work
 Prerequisite: PHYS 257
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Thomas Brunner

PHYS 350 Hons Electricity & Magnetism 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Fundamental laws of electric and magnetic fields in both integral and differential form.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: MATH 248, MATH 325.
 Restriction: Honours students or permission of the instructor
 Restriction: Not open to students having taken PHYS 340
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Jonathan Le Roy Sievers

PHYS 352 Honours Electromagnetic Waves 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Vector and scalar potentials; plane waves in homogeneous media; refraction and reflection; guided waves; radiation from simple systems; dipole and quadrupole radiation; introduction to fields of moving charges; synchrotron radiation; Bremsstrahlung.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: PHYS 350.
 Restriction: Honours students, or permission of the instructor
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Robert E Rutledge

PHYS 357 Honours Quantum Physics 1 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Experimental basis for quantum mechanics; wavepackets; uncertainty principle. Hilbert space formalism. Schrodinger equation: eigenvalues and eigenvectors: applications to 1d problems including the infinite and finite potential wells and the harmonic oscillator. Tunneling. Time independent perturbation theory.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: MATH 223 or equivalent, and one of PHYS 230, PHYS 251, or CIVE 281
 Restriction: Honours students or permission of the instructor
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 446
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Tamar PeregBarnea

PHYS 457 Honours Quantum Physics 2 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Angular momentum and spin operators. Operator methods in quantum mechanics. Coupling of spin and angular momenta. Variational principles and elements of time dependent perturbation theory (the Golden Rule). Solution of the Schrodinger equation in three dimensions. Applications to the hydrogen and helium atoms and to simple problems in atomic and molecular physics.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: PHYS 357
 Restriction: Honours students or permission of instructor
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PHYS 446
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Kartiek Agarwal

PHYS 558 Solid State Physics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Properties of crystals; free electron model, band structure; metals, insulators and semiconductors; phonons; magnetism; selected additional topics in solidstate (e.g. ferroelectrics, elementary transport theory).
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Restriction: U3 Honours students, graduate students, or permission of the instructor
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Lilian Childress
Complementary Courses (12 credits)
(with at least 3 credits in Chemistry and 3 credits in Physics)
3 credits selected from:

CHEM 593 Statistical Mechanics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: Intermediate topics in statistical mechanics, including: modern and classical theories of real gases and liquids, critical phenomena and the renormalization group, timedependent phenomena, linear response and fluctuations, inelastic scattering, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics methods.
Offered by: Chemistry
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 David M Ronis

PHYS 559 Advanced Statistical Mechanics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Scattering and structure factors. Review of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; correlation functions (static); mean field theory; critical phenomena; broken symmetry; fluctuations, roughening.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Restriction: U3 Honours students, graduate students, or permission of the instructor
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 William Coish
9 credits selected from the list below:

CHEM 480D1 Undergrad Research Project 2 1.5 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: A course designed to give students additional research experience. The student will be assigned a project supervisor and a research project at the beginning of the session. The project will consist of a literature survey, experimental or theoretical work, a written research report and an oral examination.
Offered by: Chemistry
 Fall, Winter, Summer
 Students must register for both CHEM 480D1 and CHEM 480D2.
 No credit will be given for this course unless both CHEM 480D1 and CHEM 480D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
 CHEM 480D1 and CHEM 480D2 together are equivalent to CHEM 480
 Prerequisite(s): CHEM 396 or CHEM 470. Registration by Departmental permission only.
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Samuel Lewis Sewall

CHEM 480D2 Undergrad Research Project 2 1.5 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: A course designed to give students additional research experience. The student will be assigned a project supervisor and a research project at the beginning of the session. The project will consist of a literature survey, experimental or theoretical work, a written research report and an oral examination.
Offered by: Chemistry
 Fall, Winter, Summer
 Prerequisite: CHEM 396 or CHEM 470 and CHEM 480D1. Registration by Departmental permission only.
 No credit will be given for this course unless both CHEM 480D1 and CHEM 480D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
 CHEM 480D1 and CHEM 480D2 together are equivalent to CHEM 480
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Samuel Lewis Sewall

CHEM 531 Chem of Inorganic Materials 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: Structure, bonding, synthesis, properties and applications of covalent, ionic, metallic crystals, and amorphous solids. Defect structures and their use in synthesis of specialty materials such as electronic conductors, semiconductors, and superconductors, and solid electrolytes. Basic principles of composite materials and applications of chemistry to materials processing.
Offered by: Chemistry
 Winter
 Prerequisite: CHEM 381
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Mark P Andrews, Ian Sydney Butler

CHEM 575 Chemical Kinetics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: Kinetic laws, measurement of reaction rates, transition state and collision theory, experimental techniques in reaction kinetics, reaction mechanisms, RRKM theory, Marcus theory of electron transfer, photochemistry and catalysis. Recent developments and their application to chemical and biological problems. Elementary reactions in gas, solution and solid phases and on surfaces.
Offered by: Chemistry
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 This course is not scheduled for the 20192020 academic year
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20192020 academic year

CHEM 585 Colloid Chemistry 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: Principles of the physical chemistry of phase boundaries. Electrical double layer theory; van der Waals forces; Brownian motion; kinetics of coagulation; electrokinetics; light scattering; solid/liquid interactions; adsorption; surfactants; hydrodynamic interactions; rheology of dispersions.
Offered by: Chemistry
 Winter
 Prerequisites: CHEM 345, MATH 233 and MATH 315, PHYS 241 and PHYS 242. Students who haven't taken CHEM 223 and CHEM 243 must have taken CHEM 273 or permission of instructor.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Theodorus G Van de Ven

PHYS 351 Honours Classical Mechanics 2 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Rigid bodies, angular momentum, gyroscope, moment of inertia, principal axes, Euler's equations. Coupled oscillations and normal modes. Lagrangian mechanics and applications. Hamiltonian mechanics. Topics in advanced analytical mechanics.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: PHYS 251.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PHYS 451.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Sang Yong Jeon

PHYS 434 Optics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Fundamental concepts of optics, including applications and modern developments. Light propagation in media; geometric optics and optical instruments; polarization and coherence properties of light; interference and interferometry; diffraction theory and applications in spectrometry and imaging; Fourier optics; selected special topics such as holography, lasers, beam optics, photonic crystals, advanced spectroscopy, stellar interferometry, quantum optics.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Corequisite: PHYS 342 or PHYS 352, or permission of the instructor
 Prerequisite: PHYS 342 or PHYS 352, or permission of the instructor
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 David Cooke

PHYS 469 Hons Lab in Modern Physics 2 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Advanced level experiments in modern physics stressing quantum effects and some properties of condensed matter. Continuation of PHYS 359.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 6 hours
 Restriction: Honours students or permission of instructor
 Prerequisite: PHYS 359
 Restriction: Not open to students taking PHYS 459
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Jack C Childress, David S Hanna, Dominic Ryan

PHYS 479 Physics Research Project 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: A supervised research project.
Offered by: Physics
 6 hours
 Restriction: U2 or U3 students in a Physics program, or permission of the instructor.
 Restriction: Honours students or permission of instructor. Only open to students who have completed the U2 year in a Physics program.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Sabrina Leslie

PHYS 562 Electromagnetic Theory 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Electrostatics, dielectrics, magnetostatics, timevarying fields, relativity, radiating systems, fields of moving charges.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites (Graduate): U1 or U2 Honours Physics or permission of instructor.
 Restriction: U3 Honours students, graduate students, or permission of the instructor
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Michael Hilke