199798 Undergraduate Calendar
XDegree Programs
Theoretical Physics
Department of Physics, College of Physical & Engineering Science.
A grade of 70% in the physics and mathematics courses of semesters 1 and 2 is normally required for admission to semester 3 of this program.
Since some of the required courses are not offered every semester, students entering Honours Theoretical Physics should plan their program in consultation with the Physics Department.
+Semester 1
 One biological science course from 17115, 65100, 92102.
 19104 General Chemistry I
 27120 Introduction to Computing *
 63120 Calculus I
 76100 An Introduction to Mechanics
+Semester 2
 One biological science course from 17115, 65100, 92102.
 19105 General Chemistry II
 27150 Introduction to Programming *
 63121 Calculus II
 76101 Fundamental Laws of Physics
*Students who have a strong background in computing, including programming experience, should consult with the Physics Department to determine if they should take 27120 and 27150.
Students who have taken physics courses other than those listed for semesters 1 and 2, may proceed to semester 3 with the permission of the Physics Department.
+The MPC2 courses provide another route into Semester 3. MPC2 students should consult the Program Counsellor concerning course selection for Semesters 1 and 2.
 63216 Linear Algebra I
 63220 Advanced Calculus I
 76244 Mechanics I
 76246 Electricity and Magnetism I
 One Arts or Social Science elective.
Semester 4
 63217 Differential Equations I
 63221 Advanced Calculus II
 76226 Experimental Basis of Quantum Physics
 76245 Mechanics II
 76247 Electricity and Magnetism II
Semester 5
 63200 Set Theory
 63310 Differential Equations II
 76310 Electronics
 76323 Quantum Mechanics I
 76324 Statistical Physics I
Semester 6
 63326 Complex Analysis
 76322 Waves and Optics
 76340 Advanced Mechanics
 One Arts or Social Science elective.
 One elective.
Semester 7
 76404 Quantum Mechanics II
 76418 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
 76424 Statistical Physics II
 76450 Advanced Physics Laboratory

 One 300 or 400 level mathematics course.
 OR
 89210 Introductory Probability and Statistics
 OR
 One elective.
Semester 8
 76412 Atomic and Molecular Physics
 76413 Subatomic Physics
 76415 Solid State Physics
 76451 Advanced Physics Project
 One 300 or 400 level mathematics course.
For general calendar inquiries contact: sdorr@registrar.uoguelph.ca
Last revised: November 4, 1997.