University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs


Department of Physics, College of Physical and 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 the Major in Honours Physics should plan their program in consultation with the Physics departmental advisor.

Honours Program Major

This major requires the completion of 21.25 credits.

Semester 1+

BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
CIS*1650 [0.50] Programming I *
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
PHYS*1000 [0.50] An Introduction to Mechanics
*students who have a strong background in computing, including extensive programming experience, should consult the Physics Departmental Advisor to determine if they can be exempted from CIS*1650 and take an elective in its place

Semester 2+

BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
PHYS*1010 [0.50] Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
0.50 Arts or Social Science elective

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.

+MPC˛ courses provide another route into Semester 3. MPC˛ students should consult the Program Counsellor concerning course selection for Semesters 1 and 2.

Semester 3

MATH*2160 [0.50] Linear Algebra I
MATH*2200 [0.50] Advanced Calculus I
PHYS*2440 [0.75] Mechanics I
PHYS*2460 [0.75] Electricity and Magnetism I
0.50 Arts or Social Science elective

Semester 4

MATH*2170 [0.50] Differential Equations I
MATH*2210 [0.50] Advanced Calculus II
0.50 elective
PHYS*2260 [0.50] Experimental Basis of Quantum Physics
PHYS*2450 [0.75] Mechanics II
PHYS*2470 [0.75] Electricity and Magnetism II

Semester 5

MATH*3100 [0.50] Differential Equations II
MATH*2000 [0.50] Set Theory
STAT*2100 [0.50] Introductory Probability and Statistics
0.50 elective
PHYS*3100 [0.75] Electronics
PHYS*3230 [0.50] Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS*3240 [0.50] Statistical Physics I

Semester 6

1 of:
MATH*3170 [0.50] Partial Differential Equations and Special Functions
MATH*3260 [0.50] Complex Analysis
0.50 elective
PHYS*3220 [0.50] Waves and Optics
PHYS*3400 [0.50] Advanced Mechanics
PHYS*3510 [0.50] Intermediate Laboratory
PHYS*4040 [0.50] Quantum Mechanics II

Semester 7++

PHYS*4180 [0.50] Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
PHYS*4240 [0.50] Statistical Physics II
0.50 elective
PHYS*4500 [0.50] Advanced Physics Laboratory
1.00 elective**

Semester 8++

PHYS*4510 [0.50] Advanced Physics Project
2.00 electives**
++students going on to graduate school in physics should take PHYS*4120, PHYS*4130, PHYS*4150, PHYS*4240
**Three of the electives chosen in Semesters 7 and 8 must be from the following list, and 2 of the courses must be Physics (PHYS*) courses. Students should consult the Physics Departmental Advisor concerning selection of electives and information about other possible physics courses in Semesters 7 and 8.
ENGG*3410 [0.50] Systems and Control Theory
ENGG*4640 [0.75] Microcomputer Interfacing
REXT*3100 [0.50] Teaching and Learning in Non-Formal Education
GEOL*3060 [0.50] Groundwater
PHYS*4120 [0.50] Atomic and Molecular Physics
PHYS*4130 [0.50] Subatomic Physics
PHYS*4150 [0.50] Solid State Physics
POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Policy Formation and Administration
SOIL*3600 [0.50] Remote Sensing
STAT*3240 [0.50] Applied Regression Analysis
STAT*3510 [0.50] Environmental Risk Assessment

Honours Program Minor

A minor in Physics requires 5.00 credits in physics courses including at least 1.00 at the 3000 or 4000 level. The following four courses, with a weight of 0.75 each, are required: PHYS*2440, PHYS*2450, PHYS*2460, PHYS*2470; PHYS*1000 and PHYS*1010 (0.50 each) are strongly recommended.

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