University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Theoretical Physics

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 Theoretical Physics should plan their program in consultation with the Physics departmental advisor.

Honours Program Major

This major requires the completion of 21.25 credits.

Semesters 1-3

The program for the first three semesters is the same as the Major in Physics program.

Semester 4

MATH*2170 [0.50] Differential Equations I
MATH*2210 [0.50] Advanced Calculus II
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*2000 [0.50] Set Theory
0.50 elective*
MATH*3100 [0.50] Differential Equations II
PHYS*3100 [0.75] Electronics
PHYS*3230 [0.50] Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS*3240 [0.50] Statistical Physics I

Semester 6

MATH*3260 [0.50] Complex Analysis
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*4120 [0.50] Atomic and Molecular Physics
PHYS*4180 [0.50] Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
PHYS*4240 [0.50] Statistical Physics II
PHYS*4500 [0.50] Advanced Physics Laboratory
0.50 elective
One 3000 or 4000 level mathematics course
STAT*2100 [0.50] Introductory Probability and Statistics
0.50 elective

Semester 8

PHYS*4130 [0.50] Subatomic Physics
PHYS*4150 [0.50] Solid State Physics
PHYS*4510 [0.50] Advanced Physics Project
One 3000 or 4000 level mathematics course
0.50 elective
*students not taking MATH*2000 must consult the Physics Departmental Advisor

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Last revised: January 1999.