University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree 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.

Specialized Honours

+Semester 1

One biological science course from 17-115, 65-100, 92-102.
19-104 General Chemistry I
27-120 Introduction to Computing *
63-120 Calculus I
76-100 An Introduction to Mechanics

+Semester 2

One biological science course from 17-115, 65-100, 92-102.
19-105 General Chemistry II
27-150 Introduction to Programming *
63-121 Calculus II
76-101 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 27-120 and 27-150.

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.

Semester 3

63-216 Linear Algebra I
63-220 Advanced Calculus I
76-244 Mechanics I
76-246 Electricity and Magnetism I
One Arts or Social Science elective.

Semester 4

63-217 Differential Equations I
63-221 Advanced Calculus II
76-226 Experimental Basis of Quantum Physics
76-245 Mechanics II
76-247 Electricity and Magnetism II

Semester 5

63-200 Set Theory
63-310 Differential Equations II
76-310 Electronics
76-323 Quantum Mechanics I
76-324 Statistical Physics I

Semester 6

63-326 Complex Analysis
76-322 Waves and Optics
76-340 Advanced Mechanics
One Arts or Social Science elective.
One elective.

Semester 7

76-404 Quantum Mechanics II
76-418 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
76-424 Statistical Physics II
76-450 Advanced Physics Laboratory
One 300 or 400 level mathematics course.
89-210 Introductory Probability and Statistics
One elective.

Semester 8

76-412 Atomic and Molecular Physics
76-413 Subatomic Physics
76-415 Solid State Physics
76-451 Advanced Physics Project
One 300 or 400 level mathematics course.

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science - B.Sc.

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