University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Physics (PHYS)

Department of Physics, College of Physical and Engineering Science.

Any student seeking admission into this specialization who does not have at least a 70% average in the physics and mathematics courses of semesters 1 and 2 must consult with the Departmental Advisor.

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 Department of Physics Departmental Advisor.

Major (Honours Program)

This major requires the completion of 21.25 credits. At least 1.00 of these credits must be obtained from the completion of Arts and/or Social Science courses.

Semester 1*

BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I

CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I

MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I

PHYS*1000 [0.50] An Introduction to Mechanics

One of:

CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming

CIS*1650 [0.50] Programming I

Note: Students who have had no prior programming experience should take CIS*1500, and if they are planning to take further CIS courses should consult their Program Counsellor.

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 PHYS*1000 in Semester 1 and PHYS*1010 in Semester 2, may proceed to semester 3 with the permission of the Department of Physics

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

STAT*2100 or 0.50 Arts or Social Science elective

Semester 4

MATH*2170 [0.50] Differential Equations I

PHYS*2260 [0.50] Experimental Basis of Quantum Physics

PHYS*2450 [0.75] Mechanics II

PHYS*2470 [0.75] Electricity and Magnetism II

0.50 elective

Semester 5

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

One of:

MATH*2000 [0.50] Set Theory

0.50 elective

Semester 6

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

One of:

MATH*3170 [0.50] Partial Differential Equations and Special Functions

MATH*3260 [0.50] Complex Analysis

0.50 elective

Semester 7+

PHYS*4180 [0.50] Advanced Electromagnetic Theory

PHYS*4500 [0.50] Advanced Physics Laboratory

1.00 elective **

One of:

PHYS*4240 [0.50] Statistical Physics II

0.50 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 Sem. 7 and 8 must be from the following list, and 2 of the courses must be Physics (PHYS*) courses. Students should consult the Department of Physics Departmental Advisor concerning selection of electives and information about other possible physics courses in Sem. 7 and 8:

ENGG*3410 [0.50] Systems and Control Theory

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

REXT*3100 [0.50] Teaching and Learning in Non-Formal Education

SOIL*3600 [0.50] Remote Sensing

STAT*3240 [0.50] Applied Regression Analysis

STAT*3510 [0.50] Environmental Risk Assessment

Minor (Honours Program)

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 [0.75] Mechanics I

PHYS*2450 [0.75] Mechanics II

PHYS*2460 [0.75] Electricity and Magnetism I

PHYS*2470 [0.75] Electricity and Magnetism II

The following courses are strongly recommended:

PHYS*1000 [0.50] An Introduction to Mechanics

PHYS*1010 [0.50] Introductory Electricity and Magnetism


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