Physics (Faculty of Science)
Physics is in many ways the parent of the other natural sciences and its discoveries and laws continually affect their development. The subfields of physics such as mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, atomic physics, and quantum mechanics, to mention but a few, permeate all other scientific disciplines.
The 18credit Minor permits no overlap with any other programs. It contains no Mathematics courses, although many of the courses in it have Math pre or corequisites. It will, therefore, be particularly appropriate to students in Mathematics, but it is also available to any Science student with the appropriate mathematical background.The Honours program is highly specialized and the courses are very demanding and is appropriate for students who wish to make an indepth study of the subject in preparation for graduate work and an academic or professional career in physics. The Major program, on the other hand, offers a broad training in classical and modern physics and yet leaves room for the student to take a meaningful sequence of courses in other areas. It is intended primarily for students who wish to pursue careers in fields for which physics provides a basis. However, this program also provides a preparation for graduate studies.
DETAILED PROGRAM OUTLINES:
Program Requirement:
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
 Rosalie BélangerRioux

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
 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
U1 Required Courses (21 credits)

MATH 222 Calculus 3 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Taylor series, Taylor's theorem in one and several variables. Review of vector geometry. Partial differentiation, directional derivative. Extreme of functions of 2 or 3 variables. Parametric curves and arc length. Polar and spherical coordinates. Multiple integrals.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite: MATH 141. Familiarity with vector geometry or Corequisite: MATH 133
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP course 201303 or MATH 150, MATH 151 or MATH 227
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Jeremy D Macdonald, Broderick J Causley
 Jérôme Fortier

MATH 223 Linear Algebra 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Review of matrix algebra, determinants and systems of linear equations. Vector spaces, linear operators and their matrix representations, orthogonality. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of Hermitian matrices. Applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall and Winter
 Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent
 Restriction: Not open to students in Mathematics programs nor to students who have taken or are taking MATH 236, MATH 247 or MATH 251. It is open to students in Faculty Programs
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Djivede A Kelome
 Jeremy D Macdonald

PHYS 230 Dynamics of Simple Systems 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Translational motion under Newton's laws; forces, momentum, work/energy theorem. Special relativity; Lorentz transforms, relativistic mechanics, mass/energy equivalence. Topics in rotational dynamics. Noninertial frames.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 131.
 Corequisite: MATH 222
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 251
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Hong Guo

PHYS 232 Heat and Waves 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: The laws of thermodynamics and their consequences. Thermodynamics of PVT systems and simple heat engines. Free, driven, and damped harmonic oscillators. Coupled systems and normal modes. Fourier methods. Wave motion and dispersion. The wave equation.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 142, and CEGEP chemistry or CHEM 120, and PHYS 230.
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 253
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Robert E Rutledge

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 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
U2 Required Courses (24 credits)

MATH 314 Advanced Calculus 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Derivative as a matrix. Chain rule. Implicit functions. Constrained maxima and minima. Jacobians. Multiple integration. Line and surface integrals. Theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss. Fourier series with applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisites: MATH 133, MATH 222
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 248 or MATH 358.
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Charles Roth

MATH 315 Ordinary Differential Eqns 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): First order ordinary differential equations including elementary numerical methods. Linear differential equations. Laplace transforms. Series solutions.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite: MATH 222.
 Corequisite: MATH 133.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 325.
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 JeanChristophe Nave
 Rosalie BélangerRioux

PHYS 328 Electronics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Semiconductor devices, basic transistor circuits, operational amplifiers, combinatorial and sequential logic, integrated circuits, analogue to digital converters. The laboratory component covers design, construction and testing of basic electronic circuits.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 2 hours lectures; 3 hours laboratory
 Prerequisite: PHYS 241 or permission of instructor
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Hsin Cynthia Chiang

PHYS 331 Topics in Classical Mechanics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Forced and damped oscillators, Newtonian mechanics in three dimensions, rotational motion, Lagrangian mechanics, small vibrations, normal modes. Introduction to Hamiltonian mechanics.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: PHYS 230
 Corequisite: MATH 315
 Restriction: Not open to students having passed PHYS 451 or PHYS 351
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Simon P CaronHuot

PHYS 333 Thermal & Statistical Physics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Introductory equilibrium statistical mechanics. Quantum states, probabilities, ensemble averages. Entropy, temperature, Boltzmann factor, chemical potential. Photons and phonons. FermiDirac and BoseEinstein distributions; applications.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: PHYS 232
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 362
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 James M Cline

PHYS 339 Measurements Lab in Gen Phys 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Introduction to modern techniques of measurement. The use of computers in performing and analysing experiments. Data reduction, statistical methods, report writing. Extensive use of computers is made in this laboratory; therefore some familiarity with computers and computing is an advantage.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 6 hours
 Prerequisite: PHYS 241 or permission of instructor
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Walter Reisner

PHYS 340 Majors Electricity & Magnetism 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: The electrostatic field and scalar potential. Dielectric properties of matter. Energy in the electrostatic field. Methods for solving problems in electrostatics. The magnetic field. Induction and inductance. Energy in the magnetic field. Magnetic properties of matter. Maxwell's equations. The dipole approximation.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: CEGEP physics or PHYS 142, MATH 222
 Corequisite: MATH 314
 Restriction: Not open to students who have passed PHYS 242 or PHYS 350
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Hong Guo

PHYS 342 Majors Electromagnetic Waves 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Maxwell's equations. The wave equation. The electromagnetic wave, reflection, refraction, polarization. Guided waves. Transmission lines and wave guides. Vector potential. Radiation. The elemental dipole; the halfwave dipole; vertical dipole; folded dipoles; Yagi antennas. Accelerating charged particles.
Offered by: Physics
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Guillaume Gervais
U3 Required Courses (15 credits)

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
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 David Cooke

PHYS 439 Majors Lab in Modern Physics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Advanced level experiments in modern physics stressing quantum effects and some properties of condensed matter.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 6 hours
 Prerequisite: PHYS 339.
 Corequisite: PHYS 446
 Restriction: Not open to students with credit in PHYS 359 except with permission of instructor
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Jack C Childress, David S Hanna, Dominic Ryan

PHYS 446 Majors Quantum Physics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: de Broglie waves, Bohr atom. Schroedinger equation, wave functions, observables. One dimensional potentials. Schroedinger equation in three dimensions. Angular momentum, hydrogen atom. Spin, experimental consequences.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: PHYS 230 and PHYS 232, or PHYS 251
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 357 or PHYS 457
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Jack C Childress

PHYS 447 Applications of Quantum Mech. 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: One electron atoms, radiation, multielectron atoms, molecular bonds. Selected topics from condensed matter, nuclear and elementary particle physics.
Offered by: Physics
 Prerequisite(s): PHYS 446
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHYS 436.
 Restriction(s): Not open to students in Honours Physics or in Joint Honours in Mathematics and Physics.
 1. Winter
 2. 3 hours lectures
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Tamar PeregBarnea

PHYS 449 Majors Research Project 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: A supervised research project.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter or Summer
 6 hours
 Restrictions: U2 or U3 students in a Physics program, or permission of the instructor.
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Sabrina Leslie
 Sabrina Leslie
It is possible for students to transfer from the Major to the Honours program after the U1 year if they have passed all U1 Required courses and MATH 314 and MATH 315 with a C or better, and obtained a GPA of 3.5 or better in these courses. The written permission of an adviser is required for this change of program.
Note: The missing MATH 249 and PHYS 260 from the U1 Honours Year should be taken in U2.
Program Requirement:
The 18credit Minor permits no overlap with any other programs. It contains no Mathematics courses, although many of the courses in it have Math pre or corequisites. It will, therefore, be particularly appropriate to students in Mathematics, but it is also available to any Science student with the appropriate mathematical background.
Students in certain programs (e.g., the Major Chemistry) will find that there are courses in the Minor that are already part of their program, or that they may not take for credit because of a substantial overlap of material with a course or courses in their program. After consultation with an adviser, such students may complete the Minor by substituting any other physics course(s) from the Major or Honours Physics programs.
Required Course (3 credits)

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
Complementary Courses (15 credits)
15 credits to be selected as follows:
One of:

PHYS 230 Dynamics of Simple Systems 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Translational motion under Newton's laws; forces, momentum, work/energy theorem. Special relativity; Lorentz transforms, relativistic mechanics, mass/energy equivalence. Topics in rotational dynamics. Noninertial frames.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 131.
 Corequisite: MATH 222
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 251
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Hong Guo

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
One of:

PHYS 232 Heat and Waves 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: The laws of thermodynamics and their consequences. Thermodynamics of PVT systems and simple heat engines. Free, driven, and damped harmonic oscillators. Coupled systems and normal modes. Fourier methods. Wave motion and dispersion. The wave equation.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 142, and CEGEP chemistry or CHEM 120, and PHYS 230.
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 253
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Robert E Rutledge

PHYS 253 Thermal Physics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Energy, work, heat; first law. Temperature, entropy; second law. Absolute zero; third law. Equilibrium, equations of state, gases, liquids, solids, magnets; phase transitions.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: CEGEP physics or PHYS 131, and CEGEP chemistry or CHEM 120.
 Corequisite: MATH 222
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 232.
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Simon P CaronHuot
One of:

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 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
One of:

PHYS 214 Introductory Astrophysics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: An introduction to astrophysics with emphasis placed on methods of observation and current models. Stellar radiation and detectors, quasars, black holes. Galaxies, large scale structure of the universe, cosmology.
Offered by: Physics
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Daryl Haggard

PHYS 224 Physics of Music 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: An introduction to the physics of music. Properties of sound and their perception as pitch, loudness, and timbre. Dissonance, consonance, and musical intervals and tuning. Physics of sound propagation and reflection. Resonance. Acoustic properties of pipes, strings, bars, and membranes, and sound production in wind, string, and percussion instruments. The human voice. Room reverberation and acoustics. Directional characteristics of sound sources.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Designed for students in the Faculty of Music but suitable for students with an interest in music and its physical basis.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PHYS 225
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Martin Grant

PHYS 228 Energy and the Environment 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Energy fundamentals, generation of electricity, heat engines, fossil fuel production and consumption, local and global effects, economic impact, transportation, and pollution and environmental impact of energy use. Nonrenewable energy sources (fossil fuels, nuclear) and renewable sources (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal).
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 Prerequisites: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 102 or PHYS 142 or permission of the instructor
 Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken PHYS 184.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Shaun MacDonald Lovejoy

PHYS 260 Modern Physics and Relativity 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: History of special relativity; Lorentz transformations: kinematics and dynamics; transformation of electric and magnetic forces; introduction to topics in modern physics.
Offered by: Physics
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Adrian C Liu

PHYS 446 Majors Quantum Physics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: de Broglie waves, Bohr atom. Schroedinger equation, wave functions, observables. One dimensional potentials. Schroedinger equation in three dimensions. Angular momentum, hydrogen atom. Spin, experimental consequences.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: PHYS 230 and PHYS 232, or PHYS 251
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 357 or PHYS 457
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Jack C Childress
One of:

PHYS 340 Majors Electricity & Magnetism 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: The electrostatic field and scalar potential. Dielectric properties of matter. Energy in the electrostatic field. Methods for solving problems in electrostatics. The magnetic field. Induction and inductance. Energy in the magnetic field. Magnetic properties of matter. Maxwell's equations. The dipole approximation.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: CEGEP physics or PHYS 142, MATH 222
 Corequisite: MATH 314
 Restriction: Not open to students who have passed PHYS 242 or PHYS 350
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Hong Guo

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
Program Requirement:
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
One of:

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
 Rosalie BélangerRioux

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
 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 (36 credits)

MATH 222 Calculus 3 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Taylor series, Taylor's theorem in one and several variables. Review of vector geometry. Partial differentiation, directional derivative. Extreme of functions of 2 or 3 variables. Parametric curves and arc length. Polar and spherical coordinates. Multiple integrals.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite: MATH 141. Familiarity with vector geometry or Corequisite: MATH 133
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP course 201303 or MATH 150, MATH 151 or MATH 227
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Jeremy D Macdonald, Broderick J Causley
 Jérôme Fortier

MATH 223 Linear Algebra 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Review of matrix algebra, determinants and systems of linear equations. Vector spaces, linear operators and their matrix representations, orthogonality. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of Hermitian matrices. Applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall and Winter
 Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent
 Restriction: Not open to students in Mathematics programs nor to students who have taken or are taking MATH 236, MATH 247 or MATH 251. It is open to students in Faculty Programs
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Djivede A Kelome
 Jeremy D Macdonald

MATH 314 Advanced Calculus 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Derivative as a matrix. Chain rule. Implicit functions. Constrained maxima and minima. Jacobians. Multiple integration. Line and surface integrals. Theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss. Fourier series with applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisites: MATH 133, MATH 222
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 248 or MATH 358.
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Charles Roth

MATH 315 Ordinary Differential Eqns 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): First order ordinary differential equations including elementary numerical methods. Linear differential equations. Laplace transforms. Series solutions.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite: MATH 222.
 Corequisite: MATH 133.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 325.
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 JeanChristophe Nave
 Rosalie BélangerRioux

PHYS 230 Dynamics of Simple Systems 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Translational motion under Newton's laws; forces, momentum, work/energy theorem. Special relativity; Lorentz transforms, relativistic mechanics, mass/energy equivalence. Topics in rotational dynamics. Noninertial frames.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 131.
 Corequisite: MATH 222
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 251
 Symbols:
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Hong Guo

PHYS 232 Heat and Waves 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: The laws of thermodynamics and their consequences. Thermodynamics of PVT systems and simple heat engines. Free, driven, and damped harmonic oscillators. Coupled systems and normal modes. Fourier methods. Wave motion and dispersion. The wave equation.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 142, and CEGEP chemistry or CHEM 120, and PHYS 230.
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 253
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Robert E Rutledge

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 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 333 Thermal & Statistical Physics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Introductory equilibrium statistical mechanics. Quantum states, probabilities, ensemble averages. Entropy, temperature, Boltzmann factor, chemical potential. Photons and phonons. FermiDirac and BoseEinstein distributions; applications.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: PHYS 232
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 362
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 James M Cline

PHYS 340 Majors Electricity & Magnetism 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: The electrostatic field and scalar potential. Dielectric properties of matter. Energy in the electrostatic field. Methods for solving problems in electrostatics. The magnetic field. Induction and inductance. Energy in the magnetic field. Magnetic properties of matter. Maxwell's equations. The dipole approximation.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: CEGEP physics or PHYS 142, MATH 222
 Corequisite: MATH 314
 Restriction: Not open to students who have passed PHYS 242 or PHYS 350
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Hong Guo

PHYS 446 Majors Quantum Physics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: de Broglie waves, Bohr atom. Schroedinger equation, wave functions, observables. One dimensional potentials. Schroedinger equation in three dimensions. Angular momentum, hydrogen atom. Spin, experimental consequences.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: PHYS 230 and PHYS 232, or PHYS 251
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 357 or PHYS 457
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Jack C Childress
Complementary Courses (9 credits)
9 credits selected from:

PHYS 328 Electronics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Semiconductor devices, basic transistor circuits, operational amplifiers, combinatorial and sequential logic, integrated circuits, analogue to digital converters. The laboratory component covers design, construction and testing of basic electronic circuits.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 2 hours lectures; 3 hours laboratory
 Prerequisite: PHYS 241 or permission of instructor
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Hsin Cynthia Chiang

PHYS 331 Topics in Classical Mechanics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Forced and damped oscillators, Newtonian mechanics in three dimensions, rotational motion, Lagrangian mechanics, small vibrations, normal modes. Introduction to Hamiltonian mechanics.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: PHYS 230
 Corequisite: MATH 315
 Restriction: Not open to students having passed PHYS 451 or PHYS 351
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Simon P CaronHuot

PHYS 339 Measurements Lab in Gen Phys 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Introduction to modern techniques of measurement. The use of computers in performing and analysing experiments. Data reduction, statistical methods, report writing. Extensive use of computers is made in this laboratory; therefore some familiarity with computers and computing is an advantage.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 6 hours
 Prerequisite: PHYS 241 or permission of instructor
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Walter Reisner

PHYS 342 Majors Electromagnetic Waves 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Maxwell's equations. The wave equation. The electromagnetic wave, reflection, refraction, polarization. Guided waves. Transmission lines and wave guides. Vector potential. Radiation. The elemental dipole; the halfwave dipole; vertical dipole; folded dipoles; Yagi antennas. Accelerating charged particles.
Offered by: Physics
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Guillaume Gervais

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
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 David Cooke

PHYS 439 Majors Lab in Modern Physics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Advanced level experiments in modern physics stressing quantum effects and some properties of condensed matter.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 6 hours
 Prerequisite: PHYS 339.
 Corequisite: PHYS 446
 Restriction: Not open to students with credit in PHYS 359 except with permission of instructor
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Jack C Childress, David S Hanna, Dominic Ryan

PHYS 447 Applications of Quantum Mech. 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: One electron atoms, radiation, multielectron atoms, molecular bonds. Selected topics from condensed matter, nuclear and elementary particle physics.
Offered by: Physics
 Prerequisite(s): PHYS 446
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHYS 436.
 Restriction(s): Not open to students in Honours Physics or in Joint Honours in Mathematics and Physics.
 1. Winter
 2. 3 hours lectures
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Tamar PeregBarnea
Program Requirement:
Students entering this program for the first time should have high standing in mathematics and physics. In addition, a student who has not completed the equivalent of MATH 222 must take it in the first term without receiving credit toward the 78 credits required in the Honours program.
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 it is improved to a C or higher in a supplementary examination or by retaking the course), may not register in the Honours program the following year, or graduate with the Honours degree, except with the permission of the Department.
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
One of:

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
 Rosalie BélangerRioux

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
 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
U1 Required Courses (27 credits)

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
 Symbols:
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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.
 Symbols:
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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 260 Modern Physics and Relativity 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: History of special relativity; Lorentz transformations: kinematics and dynamics; transformation of electric and magnetic forces; introduction to topics in modern physics.
Offered by: Physics
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Adrian C Liu
U2 Required Courses (24 credits)

MATH 475 Honours PDE's 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): First order partial differential equations, geometric theory, classification of second order linear equations, SturmLiouville problems, orthogonal functions and Fourier series, eigenfunction expansions, separation of variables for heat, wave and Laplace equations, Green's function methods, uniqueness theorems.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisites: MATH 247 or MATH 251 or equivalent, and MATH 248 or MATH 358 or equivalent, MATH 325.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 375.
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Jessica Lin

PHYS 253 Thermal Physics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Energy, work, heat; first law. Temperature, entropy; second law. Absolute zero; third law. Equilibrium, equations of state, gases, liquids, solids, magnets; phase transitions.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: CEGEP physics or PHYS 131, and CEGEP chemistry or CHEM 120.
 Corequisite: MATH 222
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 232.
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Simon P CaronHuot

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 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 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 359 Hons Lab in Modern Physics 1 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Advanced level experiments in modern physics stressing quantum effects and some properties of condensed matter.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 6 hours
 Corequisite: PHYS 457. Honours students or permission of instructor
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Thomas Brunner

PHYS 362 Statistical Mechanics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Quantum states and ensemble averages. FermiDirac, BoseEinstein and Boltzmann distribution functions and their applications.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: MATH 248 or equivalents, PHYS 253.
 Restriction: Honours students, or permission of the instructor
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 333
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Martin Grant

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
U3 Required Courses (6 credits)

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 551 Quantum Theory 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: General formulation, scattering theory, WKBJ approximation, timedependent perturbation, theory and applications, angular momentum, relativistic wave equations.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Restriction: U3 Honours students and graduate students, or permission of the instructor
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Keshav Dasgupta
U3 Complementary Courses (21 credits)
6 credits selected from:
Note: PHYS 459D1 and PHYS 459D2 are taken together.

PHYS 459D1 Honours Research Thesis 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Honours supervised research project and thesis.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 6 hours
 Restriction: Honours students or permission of instructor
 Students must register for both PHYS 459D1 and PHYS 459D2.
 No credit will be given for this course unless both PHYS 459D1 and PHYS 459D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 David S Hanna

PHYS 459D2 Honours Research Thesis 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: See PHYS 459D1 for course description.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 Prerequisite: PHYS 459D1
 No credit will be given for this course unless both PHYS 459D1 and PHYS 459D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 David S Hanna

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 Honours Research Project 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Honours supervised research project.
Offered by: Physics
 6 hours
 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
15 credits selected from the list below (students may substitute one or more courses with any 3credit course approved by the Department of Physics):

PHYS 432 Physics of Fluids 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: The physical properties of fluids. The kinematics and dynamics of flow. The effects of viscosity and turbulence. Applications of fluid mechanics in biophysics, geophysics and engineering.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: PHYS 230, MATH 223, MATH 314, MATH 315
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PHYS 332.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Eve J Lee

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
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 David Cooke

PHYS 479 Honours Research Project 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Honours supervised research project.
Offered by: Physics
 6 hours
 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 512 Comp. Phys. with Applications 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Computational methods in Physics illustrated with realworld applications.
Offered by: Physics
 U3 or graduate students in Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering, or permission of the instructor. Basic familiarity with computer programming highly recommended.
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Jonathan Le Roy Sievers

PHYS 514 General Relativity 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Transition from special to general relativity. NonEuclidian geometry. The basic laws of Physics in covariant form, Einstein's equations. Gravitational waves; neutron stars; black holes; cosmology.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Restriction: U3 Honours students and graduate students, or permission of the instructor.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Alexander Maloney

PHYS 519 Advanced Biophysics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: An advanced biophysics course, with a special emphasis on stochastic and out of equilibrium physical processes in living matter.
Offered by: Physics
 Prerequisites: (PHYS 329 or PHYS 333 or PHYS 362 or MATH 437) and (PHYS 340 or PHYS 350), or permission of the instructor.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Paul Francois

PHYS 521 Astrophysics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: A quantitative course in galactic and extragalactic astrophysics. Topics include observational techniques, stars and stellar evolution, compact objects, galaxy structure, kinematics, evolution and cosmology.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours
 Restriction: U3 Honours students and graduate students, or permission of the instructor
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Robert E Rutledge

PHYS 557 Nuclear Physics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: General nuclear properties, nucleonnucleon interaction and scattering theory, radioactivity, nuclear models, nuclear reactions.
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
 Charles Gale

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

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

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

PHYS 567 Particle Physics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Survey of elementary particles; hadrons, leptons and hadrons' constituents (quarks). Invariance principles and conservation laws. Detectors and accelerators. Phenomenology of strong, electromagnetic and weak interactions.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Restriction: U3 Honours students, graduate students, or permission of the instructor
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 James M Cline